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6 Tips from MADE SAFE for Plastic-Free Living

 
Plastic-free living tips graphicAs we participate in Plastic Free July this year, the MADE SAFE team is considering ways that we can refuse single-use plastic and reduce the amount of plastic we consume in general. Plastic pollution causes an enormous number of problems for oceans, freshwater ecosystems, our food systems, and our communities. At MADE SAFE, we understand the far-reaching problems of plastic—everything from endocrine disruption to a lack of biodegradability, and many more issues in between. For this reason, MADE SAFE certification does not permit the use of single-use plastic in any certified products and we also highlight brands that use sustainable packaging for their products.

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The Lawn Dilemma: Tips for Nontoxic Lawn & Garden Care

 
MADE SAFE tips for nontoxic lawn and garden care graphicThose of us graced with a yard to care for want our lawns and gardens to look healthy and attractive, but who wants to spend endless hours weeding? Doesn’t it seem the more weeds you pull the more pop up in their place? In the quest for lawn care solutions, many desire ease and expediency, but the MADE SAFE team is also looking out for the health of the soil. Read on for our favorite tips, including a few MADE SAFE staff favorites.

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MADE SAFE’s Inside Scoop: 10 Tips for a Low-Tox Picnic

 
Low-Tox Picnic blog graphicThe sun is shining and if you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to indulge in summertime’s greatest food and gathering traditions. While we are eager to celebrate, we’re also eager to live with a light touch and not waste. Whether you are packing up to go on a picnic or preparing a backyard grill, our team has some tips to share for how we celebrate the summer season with a low-tox lifestyle in mind.

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MADE SAFE Tips for Your Safer Bug Repellent Search

 
Safer bug repellent blog graphicFinding a safer bug repellent can be a real buzzkill. Conventional bug repellents often contain a combination of active ingredients that are listed on the label, and inert ingredients that are typically not labeled. In many cases chemicals linked to human and environmental harm are found included in these products. Thankfully, there are safer approaches to keep those bugs away. To help you navigate the chemical confusion, we’re identifying a few of the top ingredient offenders and exploring alternative options. As always, the best way to shop products that have been vetted for human and environmental health is to look for the MADE SAFE® seal—scroll to the bottom for MADE SAFE certified bug solutions.

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5 MADE SAFE Gifts for Father’s Day

Father's Day 2021 Gift Blog imageThe MADE SAFE® certification process screens for ingredients known or suspected to harm humans or the ecosystem, which means you can use the MADE SAFE seal to shop for your loved ones with confidence. For Father’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of five MADE SAFE certified gift ideas to help you celebrate your father, partner, husband, grandfather, or role model in your life.
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MADE SAFE Tips for Your Safer Sunscreen Search

 
When it comes to finding safer sunscreen, it can be difficult navigating the many options out there. In this post, we highlight some of the active ingredients to avoid, and offer better alternatives. We’ve also listed MADE SAFE® certified sunscreen options to help you shop with confidence. If you just want the product recommendations, skip to the bottom!

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New MADE SAFE Certified Products from LEAF PEOPLE

We are excited to introduce new certified personal care products from LEAF PEOPLE. As their name suggests, LEAF PEOPLE is all about botanically-focused skincare products, created by the company founder, Julie Levin, who has a strong background in medicinal herbalism. Julie and her team strive to bring the incredible benefits of plants to everyday skincare products while also giving back to the Earth. Learn more about LEAF PEOPLE and their newly certified products by reading our recent Q&A with Julie below.

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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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