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New Year’s Revolution – February’s Hand Soap Challenge

 
MADE SAFE Revolution graphic image FebruaryIn case you missed it, as we begin a new year here at MADE SAFE, we’re going beyond resolutions by kicking off a year-long revolt against the toxic consumer products that are in our homes.

We’re calling it a New Year’s Revolution.

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New MADE SAFE Certified Product from NUELE

 
NUELE hair serum imageWhat do we love about NUELE? A lot! The idea behind the company, founded by Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola and Anne Cheatham, was to make a hair product that nourished hair, was safe to use, could help women wear different hairstyles depending on the look they wanted each day, and supported local farmers and small economies through its production. That’s all pretty easy to get behind, right?

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New MADE SAFE Certified Product from For The Biome

For the Biome announcement imageFor The Biome is the invention of Paul and Barbi Schulick. Built on their belief that the world and its inhabitants are deeply and inextricably connected, they founded a company that focuses on the interconnection of life. Both Paul and Barbi are experienced meditation teachers so their website offers free meditations that you can get delivered to your inbox on a weekly basis, which is one way they are addressing mental health and stress.

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Self Love: A Practical Guide + Curated Essentials

Self-love blog graphicWhy does cupid get all the attention on Valentine’s Day? There’s more to love than just loving another. We’re talking about self-love.

With all this love talk, we think it’s the perfect time to take a look inward and do an inventory. In what ways are you showing yourself some love? What areas could use a little boost?

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#ChemicalCallout: Toluene

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What Is It?

Toluene is a petrochemical or lab-produced solvent used in air fresheners, sex toys, and in personal care products like nail polish, nail treatments, and hair dyes. Toluene is also found in ambient air in salons from the use of hair and nail treatments, and in homes, workplaces, and cars as a result of air freshener use. Toluene is also an environmental pollutant. 
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New Year’s Revolution

 
MADE SAFE New Year's Revolution imageAs we look forward to the year ahead here at MADE SAFE, we’re going beyond resolutions by kicking off a year-long revolt against the toxic consumer products that are in our homes.

We’re calling it a New Year’s Revolution.

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Toxic Chemicals in Air Fresheners

Air Fresheners

Toxic chemicals in air fresheners imageWe are bombarded by air fresheners seemingly every day – in the workplace, businesses, public restrooms, schools, homes of friends and family, and even taxis and car services. On store shelves you’ll find them in numerous forms: electric, automatic misting sprays, gels, beads, plug-ins, heated oils, sprays and more.

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Spreading Holiday Cheer Without Toxic Fear

A Guide to Safer Candles & Scents

Toxic chemicals in candles imageAs the cold of winter slowly creeps into the air, we find joy in the search for ways to add warmth to shorter days. Warmth in family and friends joining our homes, and warmth in seasonal products which heighten our senses.

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Top Tips for Sustainable & Healthy Travel this Holiday Season

 
7 travel tips graphicIt’s that time of year again! The holidays mean the joy, togetherness, food, and traditions that we look forward to each winter with friends and family.

The holidays also often mean travel. Whether you’re only traveling near or must travel far, it’s likely you’ll need to spend some time on the road or in the air to see your loved ones. 

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Wrap it Better: MADE SAFE’s Guide to Sustainable Gift Wrapping

BY SYDNEY COOK

Growing up, my mom’s wrapped gifts were essentially works of art. She turned simple paper, typically brown, elevated by a different theme each year into eye candy: artistic and ornate wintertime twigs, holiday plaid, burlap. The designs usually involved handmade bows of different sizes and designs made of various fabrics from velvet to cotton. Even her “bad” wrapping jobs were (and still are) perfect.
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