My Story: “Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” -Anna Lappe. I began my journey to go palm-oil-free eight years ago when I first learned about the impact palm oil production was having on deforestation, biodiversity loss and climate change. One of the main products I had trouble replacing was soap, as almost every vegan soap I came across contained palm oil. So I began researching ingredients and experimenting in the kitchen. After a couple of years of trial and error, I came up with a few recipes I was happy with and Ruth’s Palm Free was born! There has been a growing awareness around the importance of shopping local during these uncertain times. As a result, people have begun to embrace small, Irish businesses, such as my own. With sustainability at its core, Ruth’s Palm Free is 100% natural, minimal waste, contains no synthetic additives or palm oil and is handmade in small batches in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland.