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Behind the Seal: What the MADE SAFE Team Is Doing During COVID-19

 
MADE SAFE team group photos taking care imageThe team at MADE SAFE is working remotely, as best we all can, despite things being anything but business-as-usual. We know we aren’t alone in feeling as if our world has been turned upside-down. 

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#ChemicalCallout: Diethanolamine

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What Is Diethanolamine?

Diethanolamine is a substance that is most commonly used to create more complex ingredients that are used in a wide range of personal care products, cosmetics, cleaning products, and household goods. This includes, shampoos, cosmetics, deodorant, hair dye, dishwashing detergents and chemicals used in the production of textiles. 

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Staying At Home? Secrets to Make the Most of Your Natural Hair Without All the Toxic Chemicals

Zoom meeting joke photoYou’re staying safe at home with nowhere to really go, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to look good (Zoom hair notwithstanding, of course). So we wanted to share some tips about how to care for your hair in quarantine.

That’s why we spoke with Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola, Co-Founder of NUELE, a company committed to making clean, natural, and MADE SAFE® certified hair products that don’t contain harmful or synthetic ingredients. She shared her favorite beauty and hair hacks while you shelter-in-place and beyond.

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Hand Salves Save the Day

Dry hands? Here are MADE SAFE’s tips for keeping your hands in good condition.

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COVID-19 has us washing our hands more than ever. Soap up, sing, rinse, dry – repeat – All. Day. Long. Here at MADE SAFE, though our team is spread out across the country, we are all washing our hands like it’s our job. We’ve covered proper handwashing and how to find safer soap options and hand sanitizers in the past, so our team has already sourced ecosystem-safe soaps. But like us, you are probably quickly realizing the toll all of this handwashing takes on your skin. 

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Now Shop MADE SAFE Certified Apparel

 
Certified Apparel blog imageWhen it comes to conventional fashion, the more you know, the more you start to look at your closet differently. Shopping becomes not just about how a piece fits, how much it costs, and how much you love it. As you learn more about the fashion industry, you start asking yourself how clothing was made, who made the piece, and what it’s made of.

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Supporting Small Businesses During COVID-19

We know this time is hard for everyone, but times like these can be especially difficult for small businesses.

BY AMY ZIFF

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At MADE SAFE, we are proud to support businesses committed to making healthier products for people and the planet. We see the businesses that pursue purer products and achieve MADE SAFE certification as cherished defenders of a healthy and sustainable future. They represent what is possible and the direction that we, as a society, must go. These brands are the true trendsetters, pioneers, and leaders. They are the brands MADE SAFE works with. Frankly, we need more of them. 

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Taking Care During COVID-19

 
Taking care during COVID-19 imageThese are unprecedented times. These may feel like worrisome, upsetting, highly stressful times. Nothing is the same, and this is definitely not business as usual. We will all certainly be tested in ways we cannot yet foretell, as these weeks of being relatively “alone” in self-induced isolation persist. While we need to keep our physical distance to “flatten the curve,” at the same time, we need our communities to keep us grounded, balanced, and soothed. And our communities need us for the exact same reasons.

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New Year’s Revolution – March Hand Sanitizer Challenge

 
March New Years Revolution graphicIn 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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