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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. 

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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.

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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? 

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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). 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Gifts for Your Sweetheart

 
The holiday season brings to mind moments of cozying by the fire, dinners by candlelight, and reconnecting to the ones we love the most. That includes your sweetie, your number one squeeze, your person, your lover. Whatever term you use, these MADE SAFE certified gifts are ways to display feelings of closeness, care, gratitude, and love to your special someone.


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GIVE: CLOSENESS
Sustain Natural
Organic Lubricant

Sustain Natural lubes are only made with ingredients we feel comfortable with for internal use: organic aloe, safe preservatives, and organic, natural flavors. Give the gift of nontoxic nookie this holiday season. 

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GIVE: GRATITUDE
Curata
Dulceo

Say thank you with this botanical perfume that is sophisticated and sexy. Conventional fragrances contain mystery ingredients, some of which have been associated with various negative health effects. Curata fully discloses its ingredients, all of which are MADE SAFE vetted. 

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GIVE: CARE
Coyuchi
Organic Cotton Comforter

Here’s what we’re thinking: you and your sweetie snuggled up on the couch, a bowl of popcorn, a good movie, and this dreamy, soft comforter from Coyuchi. What are you waiting for? 

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GIVE: CLOSENESS
Good Clean Love

Sensual Essences Love Oils Gift Set

Good Clean Love’s set contains three oils that are designed for massage with your love. The set contains three sensual scents: Origins, Indian Spice, and Caribbean Rose. 

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GIVE: GRATITUDE
Kate McLeod
NAKED STONE

From a newly launched brand with newly MADE SAFE certified options, this fresh-take on a moisturizer is shaped like a stone. Rub it on and the ingredients melt against your skin. Ideal for massages with your person. When you’re in need of a refill, the stone’s bamboo canister can be refilled. (And trust us, you’ll be getting refills of this wonderful stone.) 

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GIVE: CARE
Naturepedic

Organic Cotton 400 Thread Count Luxury Sheet Set

Want an excuse to spend the day in bed with your sweetheart? Here it is: Naturepedic’s soft, 100% organic cotton sheets. 

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GIVE: GRATITUDE
True Botanicals
Pure Radiance Body Oil

Give your love well-deserved pampering with this oil from True Botanicals. Apply all over the body to moisturize with a formulation of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and nourishing ingredients. Don’t forget that smooth skin is always sexy. 

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GIVE: CARE
Kaelen Harwell
Desert Lavender Salt Body Scrub

A wonderful treat for the skin, this scrub uses sea salt to remove dead skin instead of harsh chemical exfoliants. 

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GIVE: LOVE
We’ll leave this one up to you.

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Gifts for Beauty Buffs

 
What do you get for that beauty buff in your life who has it all? Made Safe to the rescue. We’ve compiled some of our favorite personal care gifts that will please your beauty product fiend of a friend. (And don’t forget they’re all MADE SAFE certified so you’ll be giving the gift of nontoxic living too!)


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EYES
Freegirl
Energetic Reparative Eye Crème

BRAND NEW! We’re so excited to present Freegirl Skincare. This brand is the perfect gift for the friend who wants the hottest and newest. But we suspect with Freegirl, she’ll find something too good to even think about trying the next new brand. To work to tame puffiness, smooth lines, and ease discoloration, the Energetic Reparative Eye Crème combines eye bright, lavender, and tansy to create your next obsession.

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OIL
True Botanicals
Renew Pure Radiance Oil

Renew Pure Radiance Oil is True Botanicals’ best-selling oil for a reason. The company conducts independent clinical trials to demonstrate that this oil surpasses competitors, even without toxic ingredients. 

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SERUM
LOLI Beauty
Plum Elixir

This elixir is food-grade and sustainably crafted from upcycled plum kernels. The kernels from award-winning French Ente plums, which are usually discarded, are pressed for a beautifully rejuvenating oil for face and hair. 

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BODY
Kate McLeod

NAKED STONE

This gift is perfect for the friend who thinks they have every moisturizer under the sun – its innovative design will be sure to delight. It comes in the shape of a stone within its very own gorgeous re-usable bamboo canister! When the time comes, order a refill only to cut back on packaging. This body stone contains nourishing oils like sweet almond, apricot kernel, and avocado. Yum!

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Mother Dirt AO+ Mist

MIST
Mother Dirt

AO+ Mist

Most beauty buffs already have an arsenal of skincare products, but we bet they won’t yet have anything like the AO+ Mist! This product aims to restore and preserve the good bacteria naturally found on our skin, which can improve the texture and appearance of skin in just four weeks. A+O Mist addresses many common skin issues like sensitivity, blotchiness, acne, roughness, oiliness, and more. Spray on face and body. 

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MASK
Ranavat Botanics
Flawless Veil Illuminating Masque

Pamper a friend (or yourself) with this luxurious mask that aims to even skin tone with ingredients like real saffron, honey, turmeric, and sandalwood. Plus, Ranavat’s aesthetic, inspired by ancient Indian royalty, makes for products that look so pretty, you won’t even need to wrap them. 

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EYES & LIPS
Anumati Naturals
Anti-Oxidant Eye & Lip Serum

Anumati Naturals, a Finnish-based company, incorporates organic and wild-crafted ingredients in this serum. Its goal is to reduce puffiness and fine lines around both the lips and eyes. You can get this Anumati product (and more) in the US via Faire online. 

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SCRUB
Kaelen Harwell
Dual Action Carrot Scrub-Booster

This dual-action exfoliant uses both mechanical and chemical scrubbing action. It removes dead skin cells by harnessing the power of organic carrot powder, malic acid from apples and jojoba wax beads. Perfect as a stocking stuffer.

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BODY
Soapwalla
Lavender Vanilla Mint Luxurious Body Oil

Most conventional moisturizers contain harsh synthetic preservatives. Soapwalla’s body oil is completely preservative free and uses nourishing ingredients like chia and baobab. 

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MAKEUP
Rejuva Minerals
Multi-Task Mineral Powder

This multi-use powder can be used as a primer, a finishing touch post-foundation, dry shampoo, and is great for touch-ups to soak up oil. The nearly universal shade makes giving this gift easy – no guesswork to try to match your friend’s skin tone! 

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CLEANSER
Annmarie Skin Care
Aloe Herb Cleanser

Forgo the harsh surfactants with this pH-balanced cleanser that is suitable for all skin types. It removes makeup, but doesn’t totally strip your skin, which can leave your face feeling dry and vulnerable. Instead, this cleanser uses a blend of natural oils and essential fatty acids that work to moisturize.

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BALM
Neal’s Yard Remedies
Wild Rose Beauty Balm

This do-it-all balm isn’t just a balm – it’s a cleanser, leave-on treatment, and adds a little gloss to lips or cheeks. Neal’s Yard Remedies cuts out toxic ingredients often found in moisturizers like parabens, triethanolamine, retinol compounds, and “fragrance.” The perfect tool to throw in your purse and go. And it smells divine! 

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Made Safe Staff Top Gift Picks

 
This holiday season, our team rounded up some of our favorites (trust us, there are many more). These are products we use ourselves and love so much, we just have to share them with you. Whoever receives these gifts is going to be raving, so make sure to pick one up for yourself, too.


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SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN
Lumineux
Clean & Fresh Mouthwash

“I love this product for so many reasons. The biggest is because it’s designed not to kill bacteria, which turns traditional thinking about dentistry on its head. Instead, it kills the toxins that bacteria produce, which new research suggests are the real troublemaker.”

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BEAUTY SLEEP
Happsy
Organic Mattress Topper

“I ordered this topper for my son and now he has the most comfortable bed in the house! My mother-in-law, who visits us every other weekend, has had some trouble sleeping lately so she purchased this topper too. She said she finally had a great night’s sleep. It felt good to know she was happy, comfortable and sleeping on a MADE SAFE certified topper.”

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SET THE TONE
Annmarie Skin Care
Neroli Toning Mist

“This mist smells amazing and is super refreshing. Plus, it adds moisture right before I use oils on my face in the morning and evening.”

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WINTERTIME REFUGE
Alaffia
Neem Oil

“Neem oil is my secret beauty weapon. I use it a couple times a week on my face to prevent breakouts without drying out my skin. After I apply, I rub the excess on my hands and elbows to keep those happy. Finally, in the wintertime, I rub it on my scalp and let it soak in for a few hours before I wash it out. This keeps my scalp super moisturized and prevents those frustrating wintertime flakes.”

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S.W. Basics Exfoliant

SUPERIOR SCRUB
S.W. Basics
Exfoliant

“I’ve tried countless scrubs for my flaky-as-a-croissant skin, but many use plastic microbeads as the scrubbing agent – plastic on my face and down the drain is not the way I want to start my day. And my experiments with homemade concoctions only sort-of worked. S.W. Basics is so much better. Its combo of effective scrubbing ingredients really does the job, but it’s gentle on skin and the environment. I also love that I control the texture by using it just with water or by adding it to a cleanser or oil.”

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CLEANER COLOR
Radico
Organic Hair Color

“Lasting color that is made with safe ingredients? If you want to cover the greys or just do something different, I highly recommend Radico. The product was easy to use and left my hair shiny, soft, and golden brown! I used Copper Brown and loved it.”

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MOISTURE RE-UP
True Botanicals
Renew Pure Radiance Oil

“I love the way this oil adds much needed moisture to my skin while living in the very arid New Mexico high desert!”

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FRESH START SHAMPOO
Hairprint
Chelating Shampoo

“I use this Chelating Shampoo to remove buildup of other hair products (it’s great for hard water too!). I especially recommend using this when switching over to cleaner, healthier products. This shampoo can remove the buildup from old toxic products for a fresh, clean start.”

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FRESHER FOAM
Kosmatology
Holiday Foaming Hand Soaps

“Everyone likes to use these because they foam like a conventional hand soap, and they smell natural – not overpowering. I place them in every bathroom and at the kitchen sink. Plus, I love that I can order a large refill bag and pour into the original dispenser so I don’t have to keep buying more plastic. I use them year-round, but I especially love their Limited Edition Holiday Soaps; I’m partial to Candy Cane Clean.”

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A “CLEAN” CLEAN
Meliora
All-Purpose Home Cleaner

“I love Meliora products. I use the All-Purpose Home Cleaner (and the laundry detergent too). They’re effective and a “clean” clean. Two big thumbs up! And my hubby is really picky about the efficacy of green cleaners – these are the first that we’ve tried that really walk the talk.”

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BETTER BLOCK
Babo Botanicals
Super Shield Sport Stick Sunscreen SPF 50

“With some natural sunscreens, no matter how much you rub it in, you still end up a ghost. This stick rolls on white, but is super easy to rub in and doesn’t leave you feeling like a 1980s lifeguard with white nose stripes. And since we often wear sunscreen in the ocean, I love that this stick won’t harm aquatic life.”

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DITCH DIFFICULT SKIN
True Botanicals
Clear Cellular Repair Serum

“This serum helps keep troublesome skin at bay. I love this product, but the entire Clear Collection works wonders! (Oh, and I use their Renew Pure Radiance oil too.)”

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SMOOTH THINGS OVER
Soapwalla
Luxurious Body Oil – Original

“I’ve been a fan of citrusy scents forever, but I don’t love spray perfumes. They often have ingredients that are too strong for me, sparking my allergies. I love that with Soapwalla’s body oil, I cover two bases in my morning routine – taking good care of my dry skin while layering on a subtle, fresh scent. And with Soapwalla’s organic ingredients, the oil smooths on easily, so a little goes a long way.”

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Toxic Chemicals in Sunscreen & Safer Alternatives

Sunscreen graphic

Hello sunshine! After much ado, spring is finally here. Our team is thrilled—especially because it means helping you tackle finding the best sunscreen—a safer sunscreen. (more…)

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Top MADE SAFE Certified Skin Care Products

 

Top-Personal_Care - INSTAGRAMFinding safe skin care that’s both effective and made without toxic chemicals can be hard. We’re here to make it easy for you. All the products listed below are MADE SAFE® certified, which means that they’re made without known carcinogens, behavioral, reproductive, and neuro toxins, hormone disruptors, heavy metals, high risk pesticides, flame retardants, toxic solvents, and harmful VOCs. In addition, ingredients have been examined for bioaccumulation (builds up in our bodies), persistence (stays in the environment) and aquatic toxicity.
In short, it means that you can trust these products are made with safe ingredients that don’t harm human health or the environment. Enjoy! (more…)

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Top MADE SAFE Certified Skin Care for Acne-Prone Skin

 
Woman applying skincare imageFinding the key to solving the problem of acne-prone skin and achieving healthy skin can sometimes feel impossible. What makes it worse is that many conventional acne skin care products contain harmful ingredients. When the goal is to purify, balance, and restore health to skin, why add all that toxic gunk? To simplify your search, we’ve gathered our top MADE SAFE certified products for acne to keep your skin even, glowing, and best of all—truly healthy. No toxic gunk here. (more…)

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New Guide for Safe Baby Shower Registry Features MADE SAFE Products

 
Safe Baby Products Guide graphicIf you’re pregnant or know someone who’s pregnant, you want to be sure to buy only the safest products for mom and the newest member of the family. The problem is that sometimes, it’s not that simple. Many products don’t have labels, and there are confusing claims to navigate, like “green,” “eco,” and “natural”—that actually don’t mean anything at all in terms of standards. (more…)

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Bare Beauty’s Jessica Morse Bares All About Product Reviews, Brand Partnerships, Effective Pitches And The Instagram Algorithm
DECEMBER 29 2017 – BEAUTY INDEPENDENT
Bare Beauty creator Jessica Morse is the natural beauty blogger of choice for readers who aren’t deceived by BuzzFeed clickbait. She takes a careful, considered approach…read more

Welcome Pleni Naturals: Healthy Skincare Brand for Kiddos + Introductory Offer
DECEMBER 28 2017 – THE CHOOSY CHICK
Prepare to fall in LOVE – and your kids will too! Pleni Naturals is a California-based company that creates non-toxic skin care products for the family focusing on the skin-nutritious benefits of premium fruit and vegetable ingredients…read more

Our Non-Toxic Baby Gift Guide with Made Safe
DECEMBER 18 2017 – THE CHALKBOARD
You won’t find any adorable onesies in this Baby Gift Guide from MADE SAFE, but you might find something even better: holiday gift ideas that’ll help you build a healthy environment for the munchkins in your life to flourish in…read more

Made Safe Makes Sense
DECEMBER 12 2017 – UPSTREAM RESEARCH
Many people can agree that diet and exercise are important for a healthy lifestyle. Most can also agree that avoiding harsh chemicals and known carcinogens (i.e. cigarettes) are contributing behaviors to overall health…read more

Jessica Alba Gets Honest About Running a Billion-Dollar Company
DECEMBER 7 2017 – GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
A childhood marked by illness pushed actress Jessica Alba to create The Honest Company, a trailblazing business to help families stay safer — and now, with four GH seals under their belt, Jessica and her team are working hard than ever to deliver on that mission…read more

Healthy Baby Guide
DECEMBER 7 2017 – NATURALLY SAVVY
There are over eighty thousand chemicals in use today, and some of them are known to scientists to cause a range of diseases and conditions from cancer to ADD to early puberty. The problem is that right now, people almost need a degree in chemistry just to go shopping…read more

What New Research Reveals About Crafting A Non-Toxic Home For Kids
DECEMBER 5 2017 – MIND BODY GREEN
These days, limiting kid’s chemical exposures can seem next to impossible. And recent reports that some popular baby formulas and foods tested positive for lead and arsenic, and BPA and…read more

This Is What’s Happening in the Remarkable World of Green Business NOVEMBER 20 2017 – ECOFEMMAG
Laurie Jennings, the director of the Good Housekeeping Institute and Amy Ziff of MADE SAFE deserve much recognition for hosting and organizing an inspiring and educational event.…read more

#RaiseTheGreenBar Sustainability Summit at the Hearst Tower, NYC
NOVEMBER 14 2017 – THE CONSCIOUS CONNOISSEUR
It’s a quintessential fall November day and I’ve just popped out of the subway at Columbus Circle in New York City. The air is fresh, the leaves are falling, and I’m headed for the Hearst Tower for the inaugural Raising the Green Bar Summit…read more

Good Housekeeping Hosts First-Annual Green Summit
NOVEMBER 14 2017 – COSMETICSDESIGN.COM
The consumer magazine, well-known for its Good Housekeeping Seal and more recently the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, hosted a full-day conference in New York City last week…read more

Raising the Green Bar: Your Roadmap to Sustainability & Success
NOVEMBER 3 2017 – HEARST
Good Housekeeping Deputy Editor and Good Housekeeping Institute Director Laurie Jennings discusses the Good Housekeeping Institute and Made Safe’s first annual Green Summit…read more

Toxic Timeout: 5 Petrochemicals in Beauty to Know + Avoid
OCTOBER 31 2017 – THE CHALKBOARD
Below we’re breaking down five major chemicals commonly found in beauty products. Take note, tell your friends and shop a little greener…read more

Spotlight On: Oilogic Essential Oil Roll-Ons for Babies & Kids
OCTOBER 10 2017 – MINDFUL MOMMA
When my boys were little, I loved using baby products made with essential oils, but I was always a bit too nervous to try to concoct my own essential oil blends to use on them… read more

Decoding the MADE SAFE Certification: What Does It Mean for Brands + You?
OCTOBER 9 2017 – W.E.L.L. INSIDERS
For most of us, there’s a defined ah-ha! moment we can point to when we started making the switch from conventional products to cleaner, greener options… read more

Are There Dangers Lurking in Your All-Natural Laundry Soap?
OCTOBER 4 2017 – MADELINE BLOM
In my quest to live as naturally as possible, I make sure I do everything I can to offer myself and my family the safest products possible. Doing our best to make more conscious choices… read more

Michelle Ranavat, Ranavat Botanics
SEPTEMBER 25 2017 – COSMETICSDESIGN.COM
In her Indie Beauty Profile, Michelle Ranavat, founder of Ranavat Botanics, talks about the entrepreneurial spirit she seems to have inherited… read more

US children’s product line first to achieve NGO safety certification
SEPTEMBER 19 2017 – CHEMICAL WATCH
US toy company, Bioserie, has become the first children’s product brand to be approved under the Made Safe labelling certification… read more

19 Green Beauty Brands We Fell In Love With at the Indie Beauty Expo
SEPTEMBER 6 2017 – ALLURE
These are some truly sophisticated, high-tech, luxurious products that just happen to be made by smaller companies, run by pioneers, families, and some truly inspiring women on a mission… read more

Meliora Cleaning Products Are MADE SAFE
AUGUST 8 2017 – GREEN PASSION BEAUTY
Have you been looking for affordable, safe, laundry detergent and cleaning products? Then look no further, Meliora Cleaning products are MADE SAFE with no known harmful ingredients and they work… read more

7 New Sustainable Food And Product Labels You Should Know About When You Shop
JULY 26 2017 – RODALE’S ORGANIC LIFE
Understanding these labels will help you choose better organic and sustainable food, home, and beauty products… read more

I Tried Hairprint – The Safest Way to Cover Grey Hair – Here’s What Happened
JULY 20 2017 – KRISTEN ARNETT’S GREEN BEAUTY TEAM
Coloring grey hair safely is an important topic in the natural beauty world for good reason. The chemicals used to cover grey hair in traditional dyes are harsh and… read more

Probiotic Mother Dirt Joins Brands Touting ‘Made Safe’ Certification
JULY 19 2017 – ROSE SHEET
Nonprofit Made Safe certifies consumer products that pass its evaluation against chemical lists from regulatory authorities, NGOs and other sources. Mother Dirt’s AO+ Mist – designed to… read more

Mother Dirt’s Probiotic AO+ Mist Earns ‘Made Safe’ Label
JULY 18 2017 – HAPPI
Mother Dirt, the firm that touts live probiotic skin care products that nurture the good bacteria of the skin, says its AO+ Mist now bears the “MADE SAFE” (Made with Safe Ingredients) seal… read more

Survey: Shoppers Prefer Safe Products
JULY 11 2017 – FOOD PACKAGING FORUM
Safer Chemicals Healthy Families surveys consumers to understand their view on toxic chemicals in products; observes strong preference for ‘safe and healthy products free of dangerous chemicals’… read more

The Best All-Natural Summer Beauty Products That Keep You Fresh
JUNE 26 2017 – ALLURE
Oh, summer. There are so many good things about you — vacations, fireworks, barbecues, lightening bugs, the pool… read more

Rejuva Minerals – MADE SAFE Certified Cosmetics
JUNE 21 2017 – THIS ORGANIC GIRL
Hey guys! I’m back again with MADE SAFE – this time featuring Rejuva Minerals. MADE SAFE is America’s first nontoxic certification for products we use everyday from baby to… read more

10 Harmful Ingredients Lurking in Your Beauty Products
JUNE 11 2017 – TRUE BOTANICALS
While it’s often the case that if you struggle to pronounce something, it’s a good idea to avoid it (e.g., imidazolidinyl urea, a formaldehyde-releasing preservative commonly used in cosmetics… read more

What You Need to Know About Bug Repellent
JUNE 1 2017 – NATURALLY SAVVY
It’s finally warming up outside, which means playing outside, family vacations, and… mosquitos. Yep, bug season is in full swing… read more

Non Toxic Sunscreen and Other Safe Products
MAY 31 2017 – EMBRACING IMPERFECT
Summertime, summertime! Ah that wonderful repose of the great outdoors comes with great risk. There are toxins everywhere and the only solution is to find options… read more

What to Bring to Summer Camp
MAY 25 2017 – GROOVY GREEN LIVIN
Every morning one of my kids makes the countdown announcement: “Only ten more days until summer!”… read more

Olivia Wilde Talks About Her New Role With True Botanicals
MAY 23 2017 – ALLURE
Olivia Wilde makes no attempt to sugarcoat things when it comes to her thoughts on the beauty industry… read more

Olivia Wilde on Her Beauty Obsessions, Social Media, and Joining True Botanicals
MAY 23 2017 – THE DAILY FRONT ROW
One glance at Olivia Wilde’s Instagram, and it’s clear the actress doesn’t hold back when it comes to causes she supports. She recently teamed up with organic and eco-friendly line True Botanicals as its first chief brand activist… read more

Olivia Wilde on the Politics of ‘Natural’ Beauty and ‘Melania Hair’
MAY 22 2017 – NYMAG
Both of Olivia Wilde’s parents were Washington, D.C., journalists, so it should be no surprise that the actress is passionate about her politics, even when it comes to the politics of “natural” beauty… read more

Olivia Wilde Serves As Chief Brand Activist for True Botanicals
MAY 22 2017 – FASHION WEEK
As a celebrity with a platform, Olivia Wilde has chosen to advocate for True Botanicals, the natural skincare brand that’s a far cry from the mass brands she has represented… read more

Olivia Wilde Is Now the Chief Activist for This Nontoxic Beauty Brand
MAY 19 2017 – ALLURE
Thanks to an awesomely chic army of beauty brands delivering eco-friendly and effective natural beauty solutions, the once hippie-dippie natural beauty trend is now a full-on beauty movement… read more

EXCLUSIVE: Olivia Wilde Signs With Luxury Natural Skin-Care Brand True Botanicals
MAY 19 2017 – WOMEN’S WEAR DAILY
“It’s up to us in this country to regulate what we’re using, because we cannot trust the government to regulate them in a safe way,” said the former Revlon ambassador… read more

MADE SAFE Review: New Kids On The (Green) Block
MAY 10 2017 – SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS
There’s a new non-profit watchdog in town and they are on a mission to do…exactly what their name implies. MADE SAFE is encouraging every product to obtain their certification so that we can feel comfortable… read more

Keep It Clean
MAY 9 2017 – WHAT THE FERTILITY
Being an aesthetician, I’ve always been hyper focused on reading and dissecting ingredient labels but I understand this is not a natural behavior for everyone… read more

Dangerous Shampoo & Conditioner Chemicals: What Brands to Avoid and Our Must Use List
MAY 6 2017 – TRUE VIRAL NEWS
Everything we use on our bodies has a potential impact on our health, including our shampoo and conditioner… read more

10 Things to Know To Find a Safe Bug Repellent
MAY 5 2017 – MAMAVATION
It’s the height of summer and prime time for family camping vacations. That also means it’s the height of bug season… read more

Toxic Time of Month? Creepy Chemicals Every Woman Should Avoid
MAY 2 2017 – THE CHALKBOARD
How safe are your feminine care products? We’re learning about dioxins, furans and how to avoid these common chemicals… read more

Dangerous Shampoo & Conditioner Chemicals: What Brands to Avoid and Our Must Use List
APRIL 28 2017 – MAMAVATION
Everything we use on our bodies has a potential impact on our health, including our shampoo and conditioner… read more

Does Your Tampon Contain Pesticides? Here’s Exactly What To Look For
APRIL 23 2017 – MIND BODY GREEN
By now, we can all agree that the fewer chemicals we come in contact with on a day-to-day basis, the better. So it makes sense that more and more feminine care companies are marketing… read more

Made Safe
APRIL 22 2017 – THE CLASSIC SUNFLOWER
You might not know this but, I am kind of a search engine/blogger reading/instagram addict. I am always on the hunt for new and upcoming natural beauty brands. When I find new companies or products… read more

Made Safe and Rejuva Minerals
APRIL 20 2017 – GREEN PASSION BEAUTY
Have you heard about Rejuva Minerals and that they have some of their cosmetics MADE SAFE certified? So excited to share with you what MADE SAFE certification means… read more

Hairprint Shampoos: Clean, Green, Detoxifying Machines
APRIL 17 2017 – BEAUTY LIES TRUTH
Choosing a shampoo is complicated. Especially when you are looking for one that works and meets serious #truthbeauty standards… read more

Why “Toxic-Free” Is More Important than “All-Natural” When it Comes to Skin Care
APRIL 17 2017 – MOMMAS ORGANICS
We’re all doing what we can to make sure we’re living as “green” as possible. From buying organic foods and reading the ingredients on our food labels to buying all-natural products for ourselves and families, it’s never been… read more

Mama Earth Baby Products { Brand Review }
APRIL 13 2017 – HOBOGOBO – SHIVANI GARG
Mama Earth is a brand, by a parent, for the parent. It was started when Ghazal and Varun were expecting their first child. That’s the time they turned from a bungee jumping, pub hopping, carefree couple to safety wardens… read more

The Savviest New Products from Expo West 2017
APRIL 3 2017 – NATURALLY SAVVY
Andrea and I spent five amazing days in California at Expo West exploring all the hottest wellness trends. This year’s show featured over 80,000 attendees with 3,100 exhibitors… read more

True Botanicals responds to the recent Unilever deal
MARCH 31 2017 – THE HUB OF CLEAN LIVING
News broke on March 30th that Unilever Ventures, the venture-capital and private-equity arm of Unilever PLC, has secured a minority stake in natural skin and hair care brand True Botanicals… read more

Meet Amy Ziff
MARCH 30 2017 – HAIRPRINT
What is the MADE SAFE® seal and what do you look for in order to give a company certification? Can you walk us though the process to become MADE SAFE certified?… read more

Unilever Acquires Minority Stake in True Botanicals
MARCH 30 2017 – THE BUSINESS OF FASHION
“We have a very mission-driven business and culture. We are focused on eradicating the practice of selling toxic products,” said Mace-Turner, noting that True Botanicals holds a MADE SAFE certification validating its ingredients’ non-toxic status…” read more

12 Natural Skincare Brands to Keep on Your Radar
MARCH 23 2017 – INSTYLE
A few years ago, searching for natural skincare brands was like trying to get an Uber during surge pricing—stressful and pricey. Now, giving your skincare routine a spring cleaning has never been easier… read more

Made Safe + Annmarie Gianni Skin Care
MARCH 17 2017 – THIS ORGANIC GIRL
So we know ideally we want to eat organic food because we want to avoid pesticides, chemical fertilizers, dyes, GMOs and more. But what do we do we look for when it comes to buying makeup, skincare and personal care products?… read more

Anti-aging: The Real Deal
MARCH 17 2017 – MAISON PUR
In case you haven’t noticed, I try a lot of natural skincare products. Sometimes it can be tough to go from some truly great skincare products to using ho-hum products… read more

Natracare’s sanitary products first to get Made Safe seal
MARCH 17 2017 – NATURAL BEAUTY NEWS
Natracare has become the first brand to have its tampons, pads, maternity pads and nursing pads certified by Made Safe.… read more

Brand Profile and Interview with Allyson Owens of Pleni Naturals
MARCH 13 2017 – THE GREENLY GUIDE
I think it’s safe to say that parents want what is best for their children. We want to protect them and provide them with love so they can grow and thrive… read more

Are You Being Duped? Your 4 Best Resources for ‘Digging Out the Dirt’ on Safe Beauty
MARCH 13 2017 – HEALING LIFESTYLES
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you spend a lot of time in the organic produce section of the grocery store. You probably started avoiding… read more

Get the Dirt on Nontoxic Spring Cleaning
MARCH 9 2017 – NRDC
Your vacuum and a damp rag can get you pretty far. All those bottles under the sink are another story… read more

Why You Want to Re-Think Your Tampons, Pads and Maternity Care Products
MARCH 8 2017 – NATURAL PARENT MAGAZINE
You may have already seen their cheerful daisy-covered packaging in your local Organic Shop or Supermarket, but if you are not already a loyal customer, you soon will be… read more

Best Nontoxic Mattresses of 2017
MARCH 6 2017 – NONTOXIC REBOOT
If you were to only pick one item to switch in your journey for a nontoxic reboot, I would say that you should get a nontoxic mattress… read more

MADE SAFE Is the Gold Standard for Certifying Nontoxic Products
MARCH 2 2017 – MUSINGS BY SUSAN ROCKEFELLER
Musings believes that all who make an effort, make a difference. Curated by Susan Rockefeller, the Musings Spotlight offers at-a-glance overviews of how brands and organizations are creating a positive impact… read more

Natracare Introduces Nontoxic Products to Feminine Care
MARCH 3 2017 – WHOLEFOODS MAGAZINE
Natracare is leading the way in safe feminine care by being the first brand to certify its tampons, pads, maternity pads and nursing pads with the MADE SAFE (Made with Safe Ingredients) seal… read more

Safe Sex Products
MARCH 1 2017 – NATURALLY SAVVY
Last time we covered harmful chemicals in sexual health products, like condoms, lube, wipes and washes. This week, we’re giving you suggestions for products that… read more

Natural Laundry Detergent ~ Don’t Get Greenwashed!
FEBRUARY 24 2017 – HEALTHY GREEN SAVVY
Look carefully at the label of your natural laundry detergent, and you may discover some decidedly unnatural ingredients! Here’s how not to get greenwashed!… read more

Proven Non toxic with MADE SAFE
FEBRUARY 24 2017 – NATRACARE
We’ve been pioneering safer menstrual products for years, and we’re so proud to prove it with this revolutionary new certification… read more

BREAKING NEWS: Natracare Awarded MADE SAFE Certification
FEBRUARY 24 2017 – NATURALLY SAVVY
At Naturally Savvy, we have been advocating for full disclosure in feminine products for a long time and we’ve even set pads on fire to show you the contrast between conventional and natural products… read more

Amy Ziff’s MADE SAFE Is Breaking You Free from Your “All-Natural” Bubble
FEBRUARY 23 2017 – MUSINGS BY SUSAN ROCKEFELLER
We’ve all seen it. It’s plastered on the side of your favorite face cream, stickered on your all-purpose cleaning spray and promised on your chosen brand of paper towels. It reads: “all-natural…” read more

Harmful Chemicals in Sex Products: What You Need to Know
FEBRUARY 22 2017 – NATURALLY SAVVY
There is no time like the present to talk about products made for the bedroom. While things like lube, condoms, feminine wipes and washes are often discussed in hushed tones, if at all, it’s imperative… read more

MADE SAFE & Women’s Health
FEBRUARY 21 2017 – S.W. BASICS
We’re proud to celebrate women’s health this month with S.W. Basics, Good Clean Love, Rejuva Minerals, and Sustain. Each of these companies is part of a revolutionary new movement to… read more

How Do You Know Your Skincare is Made Safe?
FEBRUARY 15 2017 – RACHAEL PONTILLO
As you can probably imagine, I get a LOT of questions about skincare ingredients and skincare products. Since I make my own skincare products… read more

Interview with Amy Ziff: Founder of Made Safe
FEBRUARY 9 2017 – PLENI NATURALS
Creating a non-toxic home has been so important to me; especially since having kids. My eyes are now wide open to the thousands of chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis… read more

Detox Your Nightstand: 3 Non-Toxic Products for the Bedroom
FEBRUARY 8 2017 – THE CHALKBOARD
Toxic relationships happen, but a toxic sex life doesn’t have to. We’re talking about non-toxic lube and and why it’s time to clean up your act in bed… read more

Chemicals to Avoid When You’re Pregnant or Breastfeeding
FEBRUARY 1 2017 – NRDC
Coupled with the joy of becoming pregnant is the unfortunate realization that keeping your baby healthy means avoiding… read more

How to Avoid 5 Harmful Chemicals in Baby and Kids Products
JANUARY 25 2017 – PLASTIC POLLUTION COALITION
Have you heard that saying that a worried parent does better research than the FBI? Unfortunately, parents almost have to be professional sleuths to figure out… read more

The Toxic Shampoo Ingredient That’s Not on the Label
JANUARY 24 2017 – THE CHALKBOARD
Learn how to steer clear of the questionable ingredient found in many shampoos and body washes. Here’s the kicker: it isn’t listed on the label… read more

No More Harmful Ingredients with MADE SAFE Certification
JANUARY 16 2017 – GREEN PASSION BEAUTY
Wouldn’t it be great if we could just buy products off the shelf and not have to worry about them containing any harmful ingredients? This should be the norm, unfortunately it is not… read more

Made Safe and Moms Across America: Toxins and Solutions
JANUARY 12 2017 – MOMS ACROSS AMERICA
Zen Honeycutt, Founder & Executive Director of Moms Across America, interviews Amy Ziff, Founder & Executive Director of Made Safe about toxins in everyday household products and solutions to remove them. watch

Hairprint Is Nontoxic By Nature, and By Design
JANUARY 5 2017 – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Reading the ingredient list on one of the new shampoos from nontoxic hair care company Hairprint — sea buckthorn fruit, olive leaf, elderberry, green coffee extract, lactic acid — you might mistake it for a prestige skin cream… read more

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