"Responsible palm oil consumption requires a lot of label reading. Ingredients derived from palm oil include sodium laureth sulfate (a surfactant found in shampoos and soaps that helps them foam), palmitic acid (used in food for flavoring and anticaking properties), and stearic acid (found in soaps and candles as a thickener). Given their ubiquity, and their many names, cutting out palm oil byproducts entirely would be difficult."
"consumers can also check labels to find out if their palm oil ingredients were produced sustainably. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, an industry nonprofit group that works with producers and processors, labels certified sustainable palm oil products with a special seal.