Banana Hands products are mindfully formulated to be the best possible for your children, for you and for the planet.
First iof all we have THE BEST coconut oil in the world.
Banana Hands products contain lots of Wild-Harvested, Certified Organic, Cold-Pressed, Small Batched, 100 percent pure, 100 percent extra, extra-virgin, and 100 percent chemical- and solvent-free, RAW Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk and Coconut Meal. Yes - 100% raw, sustainably-sourced, small batch, chemical free, preservative-free, never heated, certified organic and hand-crafted coconut oil.
Our genuinely cold-pressed method ensures that the oil is never heated above 60 degree Celsius. This compares to other coconut oils that are heated up to 350°F. Heat can strip the fruit of its natural beneficial properties. Our oil is made without any solvents or chemicals during the entire cold-production process. The oil is extracted from fresh coconuts on-site, rather than taking the nuts in debased form to a large-scale processing plant located in another country, as is often the case in many island communities.
All this creates a truly remarkable oil. It takes 30% more coconuts to make coconut oil this way. Furthermore, we use a 0.3 micron filter - which is tiny! - which is why our coconut oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores.
The outcome is an extra virgin coconut oil of vastly superior quality to that of the usual coconut oils you see available in store.
Coconuts are full of nourishing, hydrating medium-chain fatty acids. Coconut oil is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Our cold-pressed process results in a coconut oil that has higher levels of the medium-chain fatty acids than other coconut oils, so enhancing its health benefits.
We use beeswax and honey in some of our products - also organic. The honey is locally gathered on the Solomon Islands and the organic beeswax is from New Zealand.
Oh, and the glycerin in our soaps is sourced from the Solomon Islands plantations of the New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL). In 2017 NBPOL became the first palm oil producer in the world to achieve international RA Sustainable Agriculture Standard. 100% of NBPOL palm oil mills across Solomon Islands and Papua New Guiea uses palm traceable to plantation level. The RA SAS Zero-Tolerance Criteria includes destruction of areas with High Conservation Values (HCVs), forced labour, mistreatment of workers and sexual harassment, discrimination and child labour.
Just so you know, there are NO Orangutans in the Solomon Islands or Papua New Guinea, so the habitats of Orangutans are not impacted by the use of soothing glycerin in Banana Hands products. And thank you for asking, because we also think this is important.
Organic Natural Banana Flavour: We use food-grade Beets, Natural Pineapple, Banana, and Chocolate Flavours - no chemical fragrances for Banana Hands!
Oh, and by the way: DOES NOT CONTAIN SULFATES, ALLERGENS, HARSH OR HARMFUL INGREDIENTS: No Phthalates, Aluminum, BHT, Cyclic silicones, EDTA, DEA, TEA, MEA, ETA, Ethylene Oxide, 1,4-Dioxane, Ceteareth-20, PEGS, Polysorbate-20, Polysorbate-40, Steareth-20, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Dmdm Hydantoin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Quaternium-15, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-DiolPolyoxymethylene Urea, 5-Bromo-5-Nitro-1,3 Dioxane, Glyoxal, Methenamine, Benzylhemiformal, nitromusks, polycyclic musks, Hydroquinone, Methly Cellosolve, 2-Methpxyethanol, Methylchlorooisithiazolinone, Methylisothoazolinone, Parabens, Petroluem, Paraffin, Resorcinol, Toluene, Triclosan, Triclocarban