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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Soap

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Hand soap: you use it every day, but have you ever turned the bottle around and wondered what’s in there? Or perhaps, the better question to ask is, what shouldn’t be in there? Take a look at a few of the common ingredients added into liquid hand soap formulations to learn what to avoid.

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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Sanitizer

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Hand washing with soap is considered the first line of defense for hygiene, but when that option isn’t available, hand sanitizers are a big help. The first thing to consider when shopping for hand sanitizer is the active ingredient, which is the ingredient that performs the sanitizing.

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Nontoxic Intimacy: Ingredients of Concern in Sexual Health Products

Nontoxic Intimacy blog graphicValentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love of all kinds. While our kids are writing notes and sending chocolates, we can’t help but think about the different forms of intimacy. And thinking about intimacy leads us to the concerning ingredients found in many sexual health products.

This blog is filled with tips for avoiding yucky ingredients that have no place in your intimacy plans. Products that are used in sensitive areas of your body are especially important to consider, as the tissue in these areas is more permeable than the rest of your skin. That’s why sexual health products should not be made with or contaminated by potentially harmful or harsh ingredients. Read on to learn about some common ingredients better left outside of the bedroom. (more…)

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New MADE SAFE Certified Products from Fontana Candle Company

Fontana candle group imageIntroducing the first MADE SAFE certified candles from Fontana Candle Company! Drawing inspiration and passion from their own experience, the company founders have strict commitments to quality, safety, and transparency. They are aiming to break the mold of ingredient secrecy that is typical in the candle industry. Crafted with beeswax, coconut oil, essential oils, and wooden wicks, they are as beautiful as they are clean. We are excited to share all about these great new products and the story behind them.

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MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – OCTOBER Mattresses + Bedding Challenge

  New Years Revolution October featured imageGiven how much time we spend either sleeping or trying to do so, we end up spending a significant portion of our lives in our beds. With so much time dedicated to the bedroom, it is an obvious stop for us along the way in our step-by-step journey to creating a healthier home. 
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MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – MAY Feminine Care Challenge

 
May New Year's Revolution imageWe get it, talking feminine care can feel awkward, but here at MADE SAFE, we believe that this conversation is a top priority. That’s why in our New Year’s Revolution challenge for this month, we are challenging you to rethink your period products.

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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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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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Deodorant That Doesn’t Stick + Why Shop MADE SAFE Deodorant

 
Seventh Generation Not Just Deodorant imageWhat deodorant to you use? It’s a question MADE SAFE® staffers always get asked. And we understand why – the truth is that finding a safe and effective deodorant can be truly difficult. No one wants to use a product filled with harmful ingredients, but they don’t want to smell funky either.

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