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Q & A with Ronnie Citron-Fink, Author of True Roots

 

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Interview with Ronnie Citron-Fink, Author of True Roots and Editorial Director of Moms Clean Air Force

As a journalist covering health and the environment, Ronnie Citron-Fink knew something wasn’t right with all of the unpronounceable chemical names on the back of her box of hair dye. So she started asking questions and digging into the answers. And after 25 years of coloring, Ronnie gave up hair dye.

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9 MADE SAFE Gifts for Father’s Day

 

Father's Day Gift Guide imageDad deserves nothing but the best – and that means MADE SAFE. All of our certified products are made without ingredients known or suspected to harm humans or the planet. (more…)

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The Dangers of Jewelry, Especially Children’s Jewelry

 
Amy Ziff Jewelry Blog Post graphicBY AMY ZIFF

My Grandmother Helen always taught us to save up to buy good jewelry. While I have a few family heirlooms, I’m not sure I’m living up to my grandmother’s mandate. My jewelry box contains antiques from fairs and a funky collection of colorful pieces that remind me of certain times in my life. There are also trinkets and mementos I just can’t part with. A few items are “good” investments, I suppose. But what has the most value is hard to say. Who knows what most of them are actually worth or what they are actually made of?

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#ChemicalCallout: Oxybenzone

 

Oxybenzone featured imageWhat Is Oxybenzone?

Oxybenzone is one of the most commonly-used sunscreen chemicals. This ingredient, sometimes called benzophenone-3, is not to be confused with benzophenone, another sunscreen ingredient.
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New MADE SAFE Certified Products from Clary Collection

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Adriel Denae and Jen Auerbach began crafting herbal infusions during their first pregnancies. Their transition to motherhood sparked a new appreciation for the importance of skincare created with safe ingredients. They began making their own skincare products using the traditional craft of oil infusion. Adriel and Jen’s newfound clarity about ingredients and skincare developed into Clary Collection.

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Announcing New MADE SAFE Certified Sexual Health Products from AH! YES

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In 2003, Susi Lennox and Sarah Brooks saw a need and embarked on a journey. Years of hard work resulted in AH! YES personal lubricants and vaginal moisturizing products that are kind to the environment and respectful of all life, while also being pleasurable intimacy products.

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Safe Sun: Tips for Choosing a Safer Sunscreen

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As spring blossoms into a full roar, each day feels sunnier and sunnier. At Made Safe, we’re welcoming rapidly greening grass, the beginnings of spring flowers, and the feeling of sunshine on our faces after its long siesta.
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#ChemicalCallout: Siloxanes and Silanes

 

Siloxanes and Silanes graphicWhat Are They?

Siloxanes are synthetically manufactured chemical compounds that serve as building blocks of silicones. Silanes are modified silicon compounds. (more…)

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Clean-Washed Is the New Green-Washed

 
Clean-washed graphicBY AMY ZIFF

Lately, I’ve noticed that a lot of brands are using the term “clean” to describe their products.

The natural next thought is, “…what are clean products?” And what can you expect if you see the term “clean” on a label or in a store? (more…)

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#ChemicalCallout: Polyethylene Glycol Compounds (PEGs)

What Are They?

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Polyethylene glycol compounds are widespread in household products from skin care and cosmetics, to baby wipes and cleaners. They are used as thickeners, softeners, moisture-carrying agents, penetration enhancers, and surfactants.

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