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#ChemicalCallout: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET or PETE)

 

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET or PETE) graphicWhat Is It?

Polyethylene terephthalate is one of the most common plastics. It’s used in a variety of items from water bottles and product packaging to baby wipes, clothing, bedding and mattresses. You’ll find polyethylene terephthalate written as PET or PETE, or the recycling code #1. On clothing and textile labels, you’ll find it listed as polyester.

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Safer School Supply Solutions

 
safer school supply solutions graphicBY AMY ZIFF

The reality is that there are unsafe chemicals in school supplies. At worst there are carcinogens in the classroom and what parents don’t realize is that they’re buying these harmful products and sending their kids to school with them each and every day.

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Sustainable Packaging

 

MADE SAFE® Certified Products with Sustainable Packaging

At MADE SAFE we look at all aspects of toxicity when we screen a product’s ingredients. We consider human health and environmental harm as well as animal and aquatic life harm. Taking all of this into account is what makes our ecosystem evaluation, conducted under MADE SAFE’s proprietary screening, unique and comprehensive. We don’t permit ingredients that will harm ocean life, pollinators, birds and many more creatures that are particularly impacted by the plastic pollution problem today.

No matter how we look at it, single-use-plastic can no longer be justified. Each of us must take it on ourselves to refuse plastic wherever and whenever possible. The solution starts with each of us. While we recognize that going to zero-waste takes a lot of time and thought (and may not be possible for everyone), reducing and refusing is a crucial starting point. In this new section we are highlighting brands that are going the extra mile beyond just MADE SAFE ingredients to package their products using renewable, sustainable and more responsible packaging. Some of this packaging contains a minimal amount of plastic and has been marked with a + sign while while products not packaged in plastic are marked with a ø.

We’re providing this MADE SAFE certified products with sustainable packaging area so shoppers can easily find options packed largely in glass, bamboo, or using other creative alternatives. Whenever possible, we hope you will continue to use your hard-earned dollars to support companies offering MADE SAFE certified products who are making better, safer, more sustainable products for a future where humans and all creatures can thrive.


KEY
ø  products not packaged in plastic
+  packaging contains a minimal amount of plastic

NOTE: At this time, MADE SAFE does not certify packaging. However, because brands with MADE SAFE certified products are conscious of their impacts on human and environmental health, they typically make thoughtful decisions about product packaging. If you would like additional information about product packaging, reach out to the individual brand in which you’re interested.

BABY & CHILD

BATH, BODY & FACE CARE

Clary Collection

  • All Purpose Balmø
  • Bath + Body Oil+

healthynest

  • Moisturizing Cream for Baby with Prebiotics and Probioticsø
  • Shampoo/Body Wash for Baby with Prebiotics and Probioticsø
  • USDA Organic Soothing Ointmentø

BEDDING

(see BEDDING)


BOTTLES

Pura Stainless

  • Baby Bottlesø

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING & LAUNDRY

healthynest

  • Baby Safe Home Cleaning Concentrateø
  • Our Laundry Concentrate for Baby+

REMEDIES

healthynest

  • USDA Organic Essential Oil Rollerballs – Enriching+
  • USDA Organic Essential Oil Rollerballs – Soothing+
  • USDA Organic Soothing Ointmentø

WIPES

healthynest

  • Dry Wipes for Baby – 100% Organic Cottonø

BEDDING

Avocado Green Mattress

  • Duvet Cover – Organic Cotton (in Natural, White, Grey, Seafoam)ø
  • Duvet Cover – Organic Linen (in Natural, White, Grey, Olive, Indigo)+
  • Sheet – Crib-Fitted Organic Cotton+
  • Sheets – Deep Pocket Organic Cotton – 600 Thread Count (in Natural)ø
  • Sheets – Deep Pocket Organic Suvin Cotton – 1000 Thread Count (in Natural)ø

Brentwood Home

  • Sheet – Crib-Fitted Organic Cotton+
  • Sheet Set – Luxury Cotton Sateen Finish – 400 and 600 Thread Count (in White, Natural, Slate Grey)ø

BOTTLES

Pura Stainless

  • Adult & Sport Bottlesø
  • Baby Bottlesø
  • Kids Bottlesø
  • Lids & Accessoriesø

ESSENTIAL OILS + SCENTS

Annmarie Skin Care

  • Oud Révélé Essential Oil+
  • Palo Santo Hair & Body Mist+
  • Pure Essential Oil Blend – Calm+
  • Pure Essential Oil Blend – Grounded+
  • Pure Essential Oil Blend – Love+
  • Pure Essential Oil Blend – Passionate+
  • Pure Essential Oil Blend – Vibrance+
  • Pure Essential Oil Blends – Gift Set+

Buhbli Organics

  • Breathe Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil+
  • Chillax Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Cinnamon Essential Oil+
  • Clove Bud Essential Oil+
  • Defend Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Dream Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Energize Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil+
  • Focus Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Forest Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Frankincense Essential Oil+
  • Lavender Essential Oil+
  • Lemon Essential Oil+
  • Lemongrass Essential Oil+
  • Orange Essential Oil+
  • Patchouli Essential Oil+
  • Peppermint Essential Oil+
  • Revive Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Rosemary Essential Oil+
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil+
  • Ylang Ylang Essential Oil+
  • Yoga Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+

Cūrata

  • Aureo Multi Radiance Oil+
  • Dulceo Botanical Perfume Extract+

Good Clean Love

  • Legends Perfume+
  • Myths Perfume+

healthynest

  • USDA Organic Essential Oil Rollerballs – Enrichingø
  • USDA Organic Essential Oil Rollerballs – Soothingø

LOLI Beauty

  • Lavender+
  • Turmeric Root+

Oilogic

  • Attention & Focus Essential Oil Roll-On+
  • Bug Bites & Itches Essential Oil Roll-On+
  • Cold & Cough Essential Oil Roll-On+
  • Cough & Cold Essential Oil Roll-On (Adult Wellness)+
  • Cranky & Fussy Essential Oil Roll-On+
  • Gas & Upset Tummy Essential Oil Roll-On+
  • Headache & Tension Essential Oil Roll-On (Adult Wellness)+
  • Itch Relief Essential Oil Roll-On (Adult Wellness)+
  • Nervous & Anxious Essential Oil Roll-On+
  • Nighttime & Sleep Essential Oil Roll-On+
  • Relax & Calm Essential Oil Roll-On+
  • Rest & Sleep Essential Oil Roll-On (Adult Wellness)+
  • Sinus & Allergy Essential Oil Roll-On (Adult Wellness)+
  • Slumber & Sleep Essential Oil Roll-On+
  • Sneeze & Allergy Essential Oil Roll-On+
  • Soothing Baby Essential Oil for Diffusers+
  • Stuffy Nose & Cough Essential Oil Roll-On+

Radiance (by CVS)

  • Dream Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Energize Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil+
  • Frankincense Essential Oil+
  • Lavender Essential Oil+
  • Lemon Essential Oil+
  • Peaceful Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Peppermint Essential Oil+
  • Refresh Essential Oil Diffuser Blend+
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil+

True Botanicals

  • Aromatherapy: Immune Boost+
  • Aromatherapy: Muscle Release+
  • Aromatherapy: Stress Relief+

FEMININE CARE

Natracare

  • Pads – Dry & Light Incontinenceø
  • Pads – Maternityø
  • Pads – Maxiø
  • Pads – Nursingø
  • Pads – Ultraø
  • Pads – Ultra Extraø
  • Panty Liners – Curvedø
  • Panty Liners – Longø
  • Panty Liners – Miniø
  • Panty Liners – Normalø
  • Panty Liners – Tangaø
  • Panty Liners – Ultra Thinø
  • Tampons – Organic Cotton, no applicator – Regular+
  • Tampons – Organic Cotton, no applicator – Super+
  • Tampons – Organic Cotton, no applicator – Super Plus+
  • Tampons – Organic Cotton, with applicator – Regularø
  • Tampons – Organic Cotton, with applicator – Superø

Organyc

  • Pads – Heavy Night+ 
  • Pads – Moderate Day+ 
  • Pads – Overnight+ 
  • Panty Liners – Light, Light Plus, Flat Packed+ 
  • Panty Liners – Maxi, Flat Packed+ 
  • Tampons – Regular Organic Cotton, No-Applicator+
  • Tampons – Super Organic Cotton, No-Applicator+

HOUSEHOLD CLEANING

healthynest

  • Baby Safe Home Cleaning Concentrateø

Meliora

  • All Purpose Home Cleanerø
  • All Purpose Home Cleaner Refillø
  • All Purpose Home Cleaner Spray Bottleø
  • Dish Soap for Handwashing, Lemonø
  • Dish Soap for Handwashing – Unscentedø
  • Gentle Home Cleaning Scrub – Peppermint Tea Treeø
  • Gentle Home Cleaning Scrub – Unscentedø

LAUNDRY

healthynest

  • Our Laundry Concentrate for Baby+

Meliora

  • Laundry Powder, Lavenderø
  • Laundry Powder, Lemonø
  • Laundry Powder, Lemon Lavender Cloveø
  • Laundry Powder, Peppermintø
  • Laundry Powder, Unscentedø
  • Laundry Powder REFILL, Lavenderø
  • Laundry Powder REFILL, Lemonø
  • Laundry Powder REFILL, Lemon Lavender Cloveø
  • Laundry Powder REFILL, Peppermintø
  • Laundry Powder REFILL, Unscentedø
  • Oxygen Brightenerø
  • Soap Stick for Laundry Stain Removalø

PERSONAL CARE

BATH & BODY

Annmarie Skin Care

  • Coconut Body Oil+
  • Palo Santo Body Butter+
  • Radiant Skin Silk Body Lotion+
  • Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash+

Buhbli Organics

  • Argan Oil+
  • Body Oil+

Clary Collection

  • All Purpose Balmø
  • Bath + Body Oil+

Kate McLeod

  • Daily Stoneø
  • Daily Stone – Refillø
  • Mama Stoneø
  • Mama Stone – Refillø
  • Naked Stoneø
  • Naked Stone – Refillø
  • Sleep Stoneø
  • Sleep Stone – Refillø

Meliora

  • Bath and Body Soap Bar, Earl Grey Teaø
  • Bath and Body Soap Bar, Lavenderø
  • Bath and Body Soap Bar, Lemongrassø
  • Bath and Body Soap Bar, Peppermintø
  • Bath and Body Soap Bar – Unscentedø

Soapply

  • Liquid Hand Wash+
  • Refill Hand Washø

True Botanicals

  • Nourishing Body Lotion+
  • Nourishing Body Wash+
  • Pure Radiance Body Oil+
  • Pure Radiance Sugar Scrub+
  • Resurfacing Body Mask+

COSMETICS

Annmarie Skin Care

  • Minerals Multi-Purpose Foundation – Clove+
  • Minerals Multi-Purpose Foundation – Honey+
  • Minerals Multi-Purpose Foundation – Maple+
  • Minerals Multi-Purpose Foundation – Mocha+
  • Minerals Multi-Purpose Foundation – Nutmeg+
  • Minerals Multi-Purpose Foundation – Olive+
  • Minerals Multi-Purpose Foundation – Pearl+
  • Minerals Multi-Purpose Foundation – Sand+

FACE CARE

Annmarie Skin Care

  • Aloe Herb Cleanser+
  • Anti Aging Eye Cream+
  • Anti Aging Facial Oil+
  • Anti Aging Serum+
  • Antioxidant Lip Balm+
  • Ayurvedic Facial Scrub+
  • Botanical Hydration Mist with Immortelle+
  • Charcoal Cacao Mask+
  • Citrus Mint Cleanser+
  • Citrus Stem Cell Serum+
  • Coconut Honey Mask+
  • Fruit Ceramide Eye Serum+
  • Herbal Facial Oil for Normal Skin & Combination Skin+
  • Herbal Facial Oil for Oily Skin+
  • Herbal Facial Oil for Sensitive Skin+
  • Illuminating Pearl Mask+
  • Kaolin Micro Exfoliant+
  • Neroli Toning Mist+
  • Probiotic Serum with Tremella+
  • Purifying Mud Mask+
  • Radiate Moisturizing Facial Oil+
  • Rejuvenating Facial Oil+
  • Renew Facial Cream Cleanser+
  • Restorative Cleansing Oil+
  • Rosemary Toning Mist+
  • Sun Love+
  • Wild Fruit Serum+

Buhbli Organics

  • Argan Oil+

Caldera + Lab

  • The Good Multi-Functional Serumø

Clary Collection

  • All Purpose Balmø
  • Face Serum+
  • Renew + Repair Oil+

Freegirl

  • Ambitious AHA Gel Mask+
  • Angelic Nighttime Serum+
  • Divine Cellular Renewal Serum+
  • Energetic Reparative Eye Crème+
  • Faithful Anti-Acne Facial Serum+
  • Happy Hydration Serum+
  • Kindhearted Cleansing Milk+
  • Lovely Crème Cleanser+
  • Sincere C Vitamin C Moisture Complex+
  • True Moisture Crème+

LEAF PEOPLE

  • Neroli & Cardamom Hydrating Mist+
  • Rose & Tangerine Hydrating Mist+
  • Sandalwood & Chamomile Calming Mist+

LOLI Beauty

  • Aloe Blueberry Jelly+
  • Aloe Vera Juice+
  • Blue Cornflower Tonic+
  • Chamomile Lavender Tonic+
  • Chia Carrot Brûlée+
  • Coconut Oil+
  • Coconut Vinegar+
  • Cranberry Seed+
  • Date Nut Brûlée+
  • Grapeseed+
  • Lavender+
  • Plum Elixir+
  • Prickly Pear Seed+
  • Rose Water+
  • Rosehip Seed Oil+
  • Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil+
  • Sweet Orange Water+
  • Tea Seed Elixir+
  • Turmeric Root+
  • Wild Yam Root+

Pleni Naturals

  • Day Squad Face Oil+
  • Enzyme Cleansing Oil+

Prima

  • Night Magic Botanical Skin Treatment+

S.W. Basics

  • Cleanserø
  • Cream (Original)ø
  • Floral Water – Lavender+
  • Floral Water – Orange Blossom+
  • Floral Water – Peppermint+
  • Floral Water – Rosewater+
  • Hibiscus Maskø
  • Makeup Removerø
  • Tonerø

Symbiome

  • Rebalance001 Postbiomic Oil+
  • Recharge002 Postbiomic Oil+
  • Rewind003 Postbiomic Oil+
  • Respond004 Postbiomic Oil+
  • The One Restorative Cream+

True Botanicals

  • Antioxidant Booster+
  • Chebula Active Immunity Serum+
  • Deep Repair Eye Serum+
  • Moisture Lock Overnight Mask+
  • Nourishing Cleanser, CLEAR+
  • Nourishing Cleanser, RENEW+
  • Nutrient Mist, CALM+
  • Nutrient Mist, RENEW+
  • Nutrient Toner, CLEAR+
  • Pacific Glacial Clay Detoxifying Mask+
  • Pre Cleanse Oil+
  • Pure Radiance Oil, CALM+
  • Pure Radiance Oil, CLEAR+
  • Pure Radiance Oil, RENEW+
  • Repair Serum, CLEAR+
  • Repair Serum, RENEW+
  • Resurfacing Moisture Mask+
  • Vitamin C Booster+

HAIR CARE

Annmarie Skin Care

  • Sweet Sunrise Conditioner+
  • Sweet Sunrise Shampoo+

Buhbli Organics

  • Argan Oil+

Clary Collection

  • Hair Oil+

healthynest (also see Baby & Child)

  • Shampoo/Body Wash for Baby with Prebiotics and Probioticsø

NUELE

  • Hair Serum+

True Botanicals

  • Nourishing Conditioner+
  • Nourishing Shampoo+

ALL MADE SAFE® CERTIFIED PRODUCTS:
Apparel | Baby & Child | Bedding | Cosmetics | Feminine Care | Fragrance-Free | Household | Personal Care | Sexual Health

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Made Safe Announces Our 1000th Certified Product

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A Message from Made Safe Founder, Amy Ziff

Break out the organic champagne! Made Safe is proud to announce that we’ve hit a major milestone: We’ve certified our 1000th product!

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Gifts for Your BFF

 
Why is shopping for your BFF so hard? Maybe it’s because the stakes feel a little high: you want to give something that reflects how much you care, which includes something that is safer and sustainable. We know that can feel overwhelming, so we’ve curated a collection of our favorite certified gifts that your BFF will love.


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EXFOLIATE
Freegirl
Ambitious AHA Gel Mask

BRAND NEW! Freegirl’s new Gel Mask is crafted with botanicals for a plant-powdered no-scrub exfoliant. The perfect addition to your BFF’s skin care regimen. 

GIFT IT


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MOISTURIZE
Kate McLeod
NAKED STONE

The NAKED STONE is a moisturizer shaped like, well, a stone. It melts when it comes in contact with your skin, providing nourishing oils that leave skin feeling quenched and replenished. We love that the stone comes in a bamboo canister that can be refilled. Your BFF will love this innovative and luxurious approach to moisturizing from newly certified Kate McLeod. 

GIFT IT


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REMEDY
Annmarie Skin Care
Pure Essential Oil Blends

Snag a set of Annmarie’s essential oils blends, five pure Aromatherapy blends each with distinct properties. Or shop individual blends! The oils can be used for diffusing, as natural perfume, or to add scent to your friend’s favorite products. 

GIFT IT


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QUENCH
Pura Stainless

Sport Bottle

These totally plastic-free water bottles come in numerous colors so you can find the exact one that fits your BFF’s vibe. 

GIFT IT


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DETOX
Kaelen Harwell
Activated Charcoal Mask

Activated charcoal is totally in right now. This mask uses charcoal alongside aloe vera with the goal of detoxifying and purifying the skin. 

GIFT IT


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NOURISH
Sustain Natural

Organic Lubricant

Lubricant… for your BFF? Yep. Here’s some real talk: as women, as we age, our estrogen can drop, which can mean a drop in vaginal lubrication. Lubricant is a lifesaver to make sex enjoyable again. The problem is that this is something we don’t often talk about with our gal pals. That can mean we find ourselves wandering the drug store aisles and picking up a conventional lubricant that is laden with icky stuff you don’t want inside your body. Be a shero and share this lubricant with your BFF – chances are she’ll thank you for the real talk. And hey, if you aren’t experiencing any changes in vaginal moisture, this lube is for you too—because it’s just plain wonderful. 

GIFT IT

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Gifts Your Teen or Tween Won’t Hate

 
Buying for teens is tough. It’s hard to know if something is still trendy. And even the coolest gifts can be met with a shrug. To ease the process, we’ve curated a list of trend-resistant certified gifts. While we can’t guarantee your teenager will like them (can anyone predict that, really?), we’re willing to go all-in that they won’t hate these gift ideas. (Oh, and they’re formulated with MADE SAFE certified ingredients too.)


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THE ANTI FACE-WASH SOLUTION
Mother Dirt
AO+ Mist

The AO+ Mist restores and preserves the good bacteria naturally found on our skin. Live ammonia-oxidizing bacteria keep the skin’s natural ecosystem balance, which can help prevent and treat acne. No washing required – just a couple sprays. 

GIFT IT


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TEEN BEAUTY QUEEN
LOLI Beauty
Chamomile Lavender Water

LOLI Skincare’s personalized approach is called BIY — Blend-It-Yourself. Choose a multipurpose base and then customize with a mix-in. Pick a base to get started, and then pass the mic to your teen to create their own unique skin care. We recommend the Chamomile Lavender Water as the perfect starting point.

GIFT IT


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4-IN-ONE LIP BALM
S.W. Basics
Organic Lip Balm Flight

These flights contain four flavors—peppermint, cocoa, citrus, cinnamon – and come in an adorable portable tin. Why make them choose one flavor if they don’t have to? 

GIFT IT


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DE-STINK THE STINK
Neal’s Yard Remedies

Roll On Deodorant

Throw this in their stocking. They might groan when they see you’ve bought them deodorant, but just wait for it. The scents of these roll ons are so yummy, they’ll get over it fast (and they might even thank you). 

GIFT IT


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MAKEUP MAKEOVER
Rejuva Minerals
Natural Look Pressed Powder Foundation

Most conventional makeup contains questionable ingredients. Help your teen make a clean swap with these buildable and natural-looking foundations. 

GIFT IT


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SAFER SCENTS
Annmarie Skin Care

Essential Oil Blends

Skip the smelly toxic candle and opt for these essential oil blends instead. They’re perfect for a diffuser. We like the Grounded blend – great for helping a teenager get centered or find their balance. 

GIFT IT


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HELLO CLEAR SKIN
True Botanicals
Clear Collection

I’m sure you’re thinking – acne care? Are you sure they won’t hate this? Yep. First, check out these gorgeous bottles fit for royalty. Second, name drop actress and model Olivia Wilde, True Botanicals’ brand activist. If Olivia’s obsessed, your teen might actually think acne care is cool.

GIFT IT


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A BETTER BOTTLE
Pura Stainless
Sport Bottle with Sleeve

This is the only 100% plastic-free sport bottle on the market. The bottles come in multiple color choices so you can choose the right fit for your teenager. 

GIFT IT


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MULTI-PURPOSE MOISTURIZER
Soapwalla
The Balm

Perfect to toss into a backpack or purse, this balm can be used on hands and body, as well as the face. Soapwalla’s products are designed to be unisex; the simple packaging will suit any teen. 

GIFT IT


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SIMPLE STRESS RELIEF
Oilogic

Relax & Calm Roll On

Teens get stressed too. Try this blend of 100% essential oils that aim to dissolve tension. 

GIFT IT


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BYE BYE TOXIC DYE
Radico
Hair Dyes

Okay… we’re not suggesting you introduce hair dye to your teen. But if they have already started dyeing their hair, they’re likely using a conventional dye that is loaded with toxic gunk. Radico is free of known toxic ingredients and it’s semi-permanent or temporary, making it a great healthier swap. 

GIFT IT


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HAND SANI SWAP
Kosmatology
Hand Sanitizers

Conventional hand sanitizers often contain endocrine disrupting ingredients. Swap it out for one of these clean sprays. We’re partial to Goody-Goody Grapefruit.

GIFT IT


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NONTOXIC – PERIOD
Natracare
Tampons

So you might not want to give this one in front of the whole family. Seriously… don’t. But this is a gift worth giving. Most teens use conventional tampons that contain toxic chemicals and plastic. Ewww. Replace them with these completely plastic-free, organic cotton, compostable, and biodegradable ones instead. 

GIFT IT

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Gifts for Parents of Little Ones

 
As a team of women, at Made Safe we know the importance of giving the gift of nontoxic living to babies, toddlers, and children. As our follower, we know you understand its importance too. But finding safe and effective products can be hard. So we’ve hand selected our favorite MADE SAFE certified gifts for little ones (and their parents) to simplify gift giving this year!
Remember, every decision you make that chooses a safer product weights the scales towards better health. And with these MADE SAFE certified products, you can feel shiny and bright knowing what’s wrapped up in that bow is good for baby and the planet.


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MATTRESS
Lullaby Earth
Slumbertime 2-Stage Crib Mattress

Conventional mattresses are often made with polyurethane (aka memory) foam, an ingredient derived from fossil fuels with the capability to off-gas respiratory irritants, contain toxic flame retardant chemicals, and are covered in waterproof vinyl that can off-gas harmful VOCs. Not Lullaby Earth. (And check out those adorable ED Ellen DeGeneres Patterns!) 

GIFT IT


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BAMBOO BABY WIPES
Caboo
Bamboo Baby Wipes

With your baby’s most sensitive tissue, choosing safe ingredients is imperative. By selecting Caboo’s Bamboo Baby Wipes, you can feel good knowing that what you’re applying to your baby’s skin is MADE SAFE certified.

GIFT IT


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TOYS
Bioserie
2-in-1 Stacker

Bioserie toys are made from bioplastic from plants! And they’re dishwasher safe, which is a huge time-saver for busy parents.

GIFT IT


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PERSONAL CARE
Pleni Naturals
Gift Set

As a Made Safe follower, you’re likely aware of all of the problematic ingredients that can be found in personal care. Choosing products made without known harmful ingredients is especially important for baby products. This gift set is a shortcut to safer skin care and includes baby oil, hair and body wash, and a baby balm.

GIFT IT


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SUNSCREEN
Babo Botanicals

Clear Zinc Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 – Fragrance Free

This non-greasy, sheer sunscreen is gentle enough for baby (but great for mom and dad too). And because it’s MADE SAFE certified, it contains only ingredients we think are ok for baby and the planet. 

GIFT IT


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OIL
Soothing Baby Massage Oil
Evereden

Most baby oils contain mineral oil, which is just a fancy way of saying petroleum. Evereden forgoes the petroleum and uses only nourishing oils like sunflower, grapeseed, and jojoba. An oil that you can feel comfortable slathering on baby’s skin (or yours). 

GIFT IT


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REMEDY
Oilogic

Cranky & Fussy Essential Oil Roll-On

Oilogic uses 100% pure essential oils and dilutes them properly for use on young children. This roll-on contains essential oils that are renowned for their soothing properties like chamomile and lavender. (Pssst… Oilogic has an adult collection. We recommend the Rest & Sleep Roll-On for tired parents.)

GIFT IT


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BOTTLE
Pura Stainless
Infant, Toddler and Kids Bottles

Pura’s patented universal lid system means that a single bottle can transform from an infant bottle, to a sippy cup, a straw bottle, or finally, a sport bottle with just a simple lid swap. 

GIFT IT


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LINENS
Naturepedic
Organic Cotton Bassinet & Crib Sheets

What’s next to your baby’s skin is important. Skip the synthetic materials (that are basically just plastic) and opt for 100% organic cotton. 

GIFT IT


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BUBBLE BATH
Alaffia
Babies & Kids Bubble Bath – Lemon Lavender

In addition to their commitment to making safer products, Alaffia is committed to ethically sourced and fair trade ingredients, fair wages for workers, and providing funding to gender equality projects. Do good, feel good. 

GIFT IT


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DIAPER CREAM
Mamaearth
Baby Diaper Rash Cream

This cream uses MADE SAFE approved zinc oxide, which is praised for its relief of diaper rash. It’s paired with calendula and shea butter, which aim to soothe baby’s skin. No mineral oil, talc, or questionable ingredients here.

GIFT IT


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LINENS
Naturepedic
Organic Changing Pad Cover

Instead of vinyl or polyester, Naturepedic uses 100% organic cotton only on this changing pad cover. It’s machine washable and dryable, which makes clean-up a snap. 

GIFT IT


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FOR MOM
Kate McLeod
MAMA STONE

We had to include something just for mom on this list too. This moisturizer, shaped like a stone, is ideal for mama – use on growing bellies, on sensitive skin, to ease chapped nipples, and all over the body. The stone comes in its own bamboo canister, which can be resupplied by purchasing a refill. This is a well-deserved (and essential) treat for the moms this holiday season. 

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Gifts for the Nontoxic Novice

 

Have a nontoxic novice in your life? They’re someone who likely hasn’t thought about nontoxic living before – or someone who has begun to take their first steps. Either way, here are gift ideas that can help them make the transition to healthier and more sustainable products.

These gifts are recommended because they hit the biggest product categories, are approachable swaps, are easily available online or in large retailers, and (of course) are MADE SAFE certified. And to give your gift-giving some added oomph, we’ve provided a “real talk” piece of info you can share with your friend to get their wheels turning.


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SWAP: HAND SOAP
Alaffia
Foaming Hand Soap

Why We Love It: Most nontoxic novices love their foaming hand soap. This soap sudses and feels just like the conventional stuff, so they’ll have no reason not to love this swap. And with yummy scents like Lavender and Vanilla Mint, they can cut out the mystery “fragrance.”

Real Talk: Most hand soaps contain antimicrobials like triclosan, which can impact your hormone system. But a good old-fashioned handwashing works just as well without the toxic gunk.

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SWAP: SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
Hairprint
Amla Butter Shampoo + Conditioner

Why We Love It: Amla, which has been touted to thicken and volumize hair, is paired with nourishing herbs that aim to treat hair and scalp dryness. An approachable swap to the volumizing shampoos and conditioners your nontoxic novice might be used to.

Real Talk: Most shampoos and conditioners use toxic preservatives like parabens, which are linked to breast cancer and hormone disruption. Hairprint never uses parabens. 

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SWAP: LAUNDRY SOAP
Pure Natural Cleaners

Pure Natural Laundry Detergent

Why We Love It: Your nontoxic novice is likely using a liquid detergent, so this HE-compatible detergent is a super approachable alternative. We also love that this is available on Amazon Prime to make nontoxic living easier than ever.

Real Talk: Conventional laundry soap can contain phthalates, some of which are so toxic they are banned from children’s products in the U.S.

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SWAP: CLEANER
Meliora
All-Purpose Home Cleaner

Why We Love It: This spray is a one-stop-shop; use it on counters, toilets, floors, walls, and beyond. Meliora gives your friend the perfect reason to cut four toxic cleaners and replace with one nontoxic cleaner.

Real Talk: Many disinfecting cleaners use quats, a class of sterilizing chemicals that are too good at their job, wiping out bad and good bacteria. New science also suggests they might be associated with health issues, but scientists don’t have conclusive evidence yet. Until then, skip that risk.

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SWAP: SUNSCREEN
Babo Botanicals
Clear Zinc Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 – Fragrance Free Roll-On

Why We Love It: Making the swap from conventional sunscreen to cleaner sunscreen is hard. Nontoxic novices complain that they’re too white and have a greasy feel. This stick is the perfect way to break those preconceived notions: it goes on clear, feels good on the skin, and is even suitable for babies.

Real Talk: You’ve probably heard that some sunscreens contain toxic ingredients that are harmful to people (via hormone disruption, allergies, and carcinogenicity) and the planet (aquatic life toxicity and persistence in the environment). Instead of choosing UV filters associated with these issues, Babo Botanicals opts for MADE SAFE vetted non-nano zinc oxide.

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SWAP: TAMPONS
Natracare
Organic Tampons

Why We Love It: You don’t have to choose a menstrual cup to have a healthier and greener period. Opt for these organic tampons, a perfectly approachable swap-in.

Real Talk: Conventional feminine care is totally laden with toxic junk, making it the perfect place to start. With these tampons, your friend will skip substances found in fem care that are linked to cancer, hormone disruption, reproductive toxicity, and allergies. Who wants to put that inside their body? Hooray for breaking up with your old tampons!

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SWAP: HAND SANITIZER
Kosmatology
Hand Sanitizer

Why We Love It: Because they’re scented with only essential oils, these hand sanitizers aren’t aggressively scented, but instead smell light and natural.

Real Talk: Like most hand soaps, hand sanitizers contain microbials like triclosan, which can impact your endocrine system (the system that modulates the symphony of hormones in our bodies). Additionally, they also contain mystery “fragrance” ingredients.

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SWAP: DEODORANT
Neal’s Yard Remedies
Lavender & Aloe Vera Deodorant

Why We Love It: This gentle deodorant smells great and feels wonderful on the skin. The fresh scent is a nice way to transition from the powdery-smelling conventional deodorants your nontoxic novice might be used to. 

Real Talk: Like feminine care, this is another product category that can be filled to the brim with stuff you don’t want on your body. For example, aluminum is a common ingredient in anti-perspirants. Its effects aren’t totally understood by researchers, but multiple European reports have deemed it unsafe for use in personal care products.

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SWAP: WATER BOTTLE
Pura Stainless
Pura Sport Bottle

Why We Love It: This plastic-free bottle grows with your child. Choose a baby bottle, kids’ bottle, or a full-size sport bottle – whatever suits your needs!

Real Talk: We bet your nontoxic novice has heard of BPA, but did they know that BPA alternatives are likely to be just as bad? Skip the plastic altogether to forego the plethora of harmful chemicals found in the human-made substance. 

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SWAP: BODY WASH
Annmarie Skin Care

Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash

Why We Love It: Some alternatives to conventional body wash can leave soap residue behind. Not this body wash. And it’s herb-infused so it smells wonderful (most likely more “real” than the conventional stuff), but skips the sketchy mystery of “fragrance.”

Real Talk: In order to make body wash sudsy, most companies use sulfates like Sodium Laureth Sulfate, which is often contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a known carcinogen. Not Annmarie. 

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Stocking Stuffers

 
MADE SAFE certified goodies, sized perfectly for stockings. Good things really do come in small packages!


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FOR: BEAUTY BUFFS, INSPIRING SELF-CARE
Freegirl
Ambitious AHA Gel Mask

BRAND NEW! Exfoliate to reveal the skin’s luster with herbs like bilberry, orange, and lemon. This mask is perfect for those who need self-care inspiration. And to make your friend feel like a trendsetter, share with your friend that Freegirl just launched! 

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FOR: EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST
Pura Stainless
Stainless Steel Infant, Toddler, Kid, and Adult Bottles

Pura’s completely plastic-free stainless steel bottles come in a shape, size, and with a top to suit every person on your list. The company’s patented bottle system even grows with baby – start with a baby nipple, and then transition to a sippy lid, a straw lid, and then finally a sport lid, as your child grows.

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FOR: MOM
Kate McLeod
MAMA STONE

To-be, new, and established mamas will appreciate this moisturizer shaped like a stone. With soothing plant-based, medicinal-grade oils for growing bellies, dry spots, and tired nipples, this stone is perfect for any stage of motherhood. It can be used for baby massage too!

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FOR: YOUR SWEETHEART
Curata
Aureo Multi Radiance Oil

This oil has a scrumptious, yet mysterious scent with notes of vanilla and citrus – sultry and bright. Because it’s a perfumed oil, this stocking stuffer is perfect for a massage with your sweetie.

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FOR: LITTLE ONES
Oilogic
Cranky & Fussy Essential Oil Roll-On

This roll-on is great for the holidays. This properly diluted blend of essential oils aims to calm and soothe, especially from overstimulation (think: all that holiday attention from the entire fam…). The little one’s parents will thank you.

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FOR: INSPIRING SELF-CARE
Soapwalla
Luxurious Body Oil – Lavender Vanilla Mint

This oil comes in both original size and a travel size, which is perfect for a stocking. To inspire your friend to give their skin a little TLC, we recommend Soapwalla’s combination of jojoba, grapeseed oil, baobab, and more. 

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FOR: THE BEAUTY BUFFS, TEENS + TWEENS
S.W. Basics
Peppermint Water

Peppermint is one of those iconic smells of the holiday season. Think snuggling by the fire with friends and family, warming your hands with a cup of hot chocolate. But did you know peppermint is wonderful for the skin year-round? This hydrosol can calm and soothe the skin (and the mind). 

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FOR: LITTLE ONES
Bioserie
Dumbbell Rattle

This rattle is made of biodegradable plant plastic instead of petroleum-derived plastic, and it’s (of course) MADE SAFE certified. Give this gift with peace of mind that you’re giving a rattle that’s safe for baby and the planet.

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FOR: MEN, MINIMALISTS
Mother Dirt
AO+ Mist

The advent of modern chemistry has brought many wonderful innovations, but it’s also meant harsh, stripping skincare that removes the skin’s naturally-occurring and important bacteria. AO+ Mist intends to restore those bacteria, which can bring balance, clarity, and relief to skin. This spray is perfect for those who want a minimalist skin care routine – no washing required, just a couple sprays.

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FOR: BEAUTY BUFFS, TEENS + TWEENS
LOLI Beauty
Date Nut Brûlée

This 3-in-one balm can be used as a cleanser, moisturizer, and body balm. It also serves as a base for LOLI’s Blend-it-Yourself approach; just add in mix-ins for customized skin care. The small, adorable (and re-usable) glass pot is perfect size for your stocking and with so many uses, it’s sure to be a hit!

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FOR: YOUR SWEETHEART
Good Clean Love
Almost Naked Organic Personal Lubricant

What’s not-so-sexy about lubricants is that they’re usually chock full of icky ingredients you wouldn’t want on your most sensitive parts. Good Clean Love uses only MADE SAFE vetted ingredients for a lubricant that’s gentle on your sensitive tissues, long-lasting, and silky, not sticky.

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