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Product Recommendations for Pregnant Women & Moms

MADE SAFE® Certified Products:

Annmarie Skin Care for skin care and essential oil blend scents
Badger for Nursing Balm, Belly Butter, and Belly Oil
Curata for botanical fragrance
Good Clean Love for wash, lubricant, and love oils
Hairprint for shampoo, conditioner, and True Color Restorer
Kaelen Harwell for face and body care
Kosmatology for lotion bar, foaming hand soap, hand sanitizer, and body wash
Mother Dirt for AO+ Mist and moisturizer
Natracare for nursing and maternity pads
Neal’s Yard Remedies for face & body care, and deodorant
Organ(y)c for pads
Ranavat Botanics for face masques
Rejuva Minerals for concealer, foundation, and bronzers
Sustain for wipes and lubricant
S.W. Basics for face and body care
True Botanicals for face and body care, and shampoo and conditioner

Recommended Products, not MADE SAFE Certified:

Samudra Skin and Sea for socially conscious skin care

  • We tend to recommend a “less is more” policy. The average woman uses over 168 unique chemicals linked to some harmful health risk in their daily personal care or household routines, so reducing how many products you use is a good place to begin.[1]
  • Avoid fragrance where you can. Fragrance contains endocrine-disrupting chemicals like phthalates and other unknown harmful ingredients that often don’t appear on labels. Pregnancy is a good time to take stock of how many of your products contain fragrance (laundry detergent, fabric softener, perfume, creams, soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc.) and begin to phase those out with fragrance-free options.
  • Switch to glass or stainless steel rather than drinking from plastic. (From water bottles to coffee, this is a good practice.)
  • Many sanitary pads, including nursing and maternity pads, can be contaminated with carcinogenic dioxins and furans. Look for unbleached nursing and maternity pads.
  • Are you a self-declared germ-a-phobe? Consider building your biome and kick the hand-sanitizer to the curb. Most contain endocrine-disrupting compounds like triclosan and triclocarban, which can seep through your skin and into your bloodstream. Also, be sure to use natural, essential oil-powered hand sanitizers when needed.
  • Sexual health products like wipes, wash, and lube can contain parabens (linked to cancer), skin allergens, and other harmful chemicals.
  • Antibacterial soap kills off good bacteria too, which help build your immune system. Further, antibacterial soaps contain unnecessary and harmful chemicals.
  • Avoid parabens (commonly-used preservatives) found in many beauty products.

[1] Women Put an Average of 168 Chemicals on Their Bodies Each Day, Consumer Group Says by Sydney Lupkin, Apr.27, 2015

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