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MADE SAFE’s Clean Sweep: Spring Cleaning Tips

8 Creative Cleaning Tips from the MADE SAFE Team

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Springtime is synonymous with a clean start, but our homes are especially in need of an annual freshening up this year after a seemingly endless “shelter-at home.” As a team, we’re always sharing nontoxic tips and tricks with each other, and we recently spent some time kicking around our favorite spring cleaning hacks. So today we’re sharing the highlights with you – bust out your mop and scrub brush and get down to business with these eight tips from our team!

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Hormones and the Skin

The Surprising Ways that Environmental Factors Can Affect Your Skin

BY AMY ZIFF

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I recently participated in a Clubhouse conversation arranged and moderated by Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS, a clinical nutritionist and host of The Healthy Skin Show, and Rachael Pontillo, a MADE SAFE advisor and plant-based skincare expert, about hormones and how they impact the skin. Also speaking were Jill Crista, ND and Carrie Jones, MD – each an expert in this area.

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Special Mother’s Day Discounts & Deals

Mothers Day Deals 2021 imageLooking for the perfect nontoxic gift for a health-minded mama or motherly figure in your life? We are excited to share some special discounts and deals from brands with MADE SAFE certified products with Mother’s Day in mind.

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Celebrating and Honoring Earth’s Gifts

This year for Earth Day, we are celebrating the incredible bounty of this planet we call home and the importance of caring for it. Our certification process, the MADE SAFE Banned ListSM, and the full Ecosystem Approach we employ, are a reflection of our dedication to being good stewards of the earth. At MADE SAFE, we are thankful for Earth’s rich resources – especially the plants and herbs that grow wild and can enrich the products we use daily.

This Earth Day 2021, we’re highlighting a few brands with MADE SAFE® certified goods that draw from these materials as a way to celebrate our connection to the earth. (more…)

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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Soap

Toxic chemicals in hand soap imageHand soap: you use it every day, but have you ever turned the bottle around and wondered what’s in there? Or perhaps, the better question to ask is, what shouldn’t be in there? Take a look at a few of the common ingredients added into liquid hand soap formulations to learn what to avoid.

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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Sanitizer

Toxic chemicals in hand sanitizer imageHand washing with soap is considered the first line of defense for hygiene, but when that option isn’t available, hand sanitizers are a big help. The first thing to consider when shopping for hand sanitizer is the active ingredient, which is the ingredient that performs the sanitizing.

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A Greener Easter

BY AMY ZIFF

Before my kids went to school, I found it easy to control how we celebrated (or not) each holiday. I had more control over the kinds of products we purchased, from toys to personal care – making each one a meaningful reflection of our values. Then, we were able to live in a more minimalist, sugar-free way. It seems abstemious now, but back then, it was just how we rolled. But once my kids hit school, everything changed.

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New Book, Count Down, Describes the Deleterious Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

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MADE SAFE Advisor Shanna Swan’s new book, Count Down, reflects decades of research and tells the story of “how our modern world is threatening sperm counts, altering male and female reproductive development, and imperiling the future of the human race.” This timely work shares how pervasive endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in our modern society, such as phthalates, BPA, flame retardants, and more, bind to receptor sites where “real” hormones should land, resulting in the mix up of the body’s hormone-driven signals.

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New MADE SAFE Certified Products from Symbiome

Symbiome skincare announcement imageWhen Larry Weiss told us about his new start-up beauty brand, how it was going to source ingredients from an organic farm in Brazil and work to conserve the biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest, protecting the culture, land and indigenous people there while also pledging 1% to environmental nonprofits annually – we were more than intrigued. We were also excited!

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Nontoxic Intimacy: Ingredients of Concern in Sexual Health Products

Nontoxic Intimacy blog graphicValentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love of all kinds. While our kids are writing notes and sending chocolates, we can’t help but think about the different forms of intimacy. And thinking about intimacy leads us to the concerning ingredients found in many sexual health products. (more…)

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