Need some MADE SAFE gift ideas to make your holiday shopping a cinch? We’ve tagged gifts big and small for anyone and everyone on your list. Find safe and sustainable choices for your loved ones plus a 5 under $15 selection below! (more…)
Introducing the first MADE SAFE certified candles from Fontana Candle Company! Drawing inspiration and passion from their own experience, the company founders have strict commitments to quality, safety, and transparency. They are aiming to break the mold of ingredient secrecy that is typical in the candle industry. Crafted with beeswax, coconut oil, essential oils, and wooden wicks, they are as beautiful as they are clean. We are excited to share all about these great new products and the story behind them.
An unlikely potential hero in personal hygiene amidst the coronavirus pandemic? Mouthwash. A recent critical review of available research suggests that some ingredients in mouthwashes may help decrease oral SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) viral load and transmission.
Given how much time we spend either sleeping or trying to do so, we end up spending a significant portion of our lives in our beds. With so much time dedicated to the bedroom, it is an obvious stop for us along the way in our step-by-step journey to creating a healthier home.
Raise the Green Bar is an annual sustainability event hosted by MADE SAFE and Good Housekeeping. The event, usually held live at the LEED-certified Hearst Tower in midtown Manhattan, went virtual this year to thousands of viewers.
We’ve pulled this go-to resource together with some of our best tips for healthy living, for anyone looking to cultivate healthier lifestyle habits and a safer home environment.
BY DEBBY COOK
MADE SAFE Science and Research Product Manager & Certified Yoga Instructor
How to Get Started
Meditation. My first experience with meditation was in third grade. The legislature in the state of Connecticut passed a law requiring public schools to begin the day with three minutes of “silent meditation.” My teacher decided that, in quiet protest, she would allow each of her students to have a day to play their favorite song during meditation. To this day, if I hear “Hotel California” I am transported to my third-grade classroom.
In our monthly steps to reduce the burden of toxic chemicals in our homes, our most-used products are typically a good place to start since those are the products we come into contact with most frequently.
One of the typical high-use products that many of us don’t stop to consider very often is our body wash.
BY SYDNEY COOK
“Clean deodorant just doesn’t work for me. Trust me, I’ve tried.”
I’ve heard this countless times in what seems like hundreds of conversations about clean deodorant. Which deodorant I use is typically the first question I receive when new acquaintances find out what I do for work.
People are desperate for deodorants that are clean and that stop the stink. But the truth is the equation isn’t just about the deodorant itself – it’s about the transition process too.
Bad odors: something that no one wants around.
You want to know about something else you might not want around?
The concerning ingredients in conventional air fresheners often used to combat those bad odors. (more…)