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The Ultimate Guide to Period Products

How to Choose Human and Environmentally-Friendly Period Solutions

Period Panties | Menstrual Cups | Tampons | Pads + Panty Liners | Reusable Pads + Panty Liners | Recommendations

By Sydney Cook

Healthy period graphic

Every woman I’ve ever met remembers her first period, and usually has a story to boot. For me, I’ll never forget seeking the counsel of the school nurse on that day way-back-when. She handed over a pad essentially the size of a diaper. Oh, how times have changed! These days, pads have gotten thinner, tampons are now much more common, and new solutions like menstrual cups and period panties are taking the femcare market by storm. It’s a good time to be alive with a period!


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#ChemicalCallout: Siloxanes and Silanes


Siloxanes and Silanes graphicWhat Are They?

Siloxanes are synthetically manufactured chemical compounds that serve as building blocks of silicones. Silanes are modified silicon compounds. (more…)

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#ChemicalCallout: Polyethylene Glycol Compounds (PEGs)

What Are They?

Polyethylene Glycol Compounds image

Polyethylene glycol compounds are widespread in household products from skin care and cosmetics, to baby wipes and cleaners. They are used as thickeners, softeners, moisture-carrying agents, penetration enhancers, and surfactants.


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New Detox Your Sleep Report + Mattress Giveaway!

Detox Your Sleep graphicThis week Made Safe released Detox Your Sleep, a groundbreaking new report and fact sheet on toxic chemicals in bedding and safer alternatives. It’s a first-of-its-kind look at the materials that make up what we sleep on and how they affect our health, with a comprehensive examination of healthier materials and a list of MADE SAFE certified bedding options. (more…)

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#ChemicalCallout: Vitamin A and Retinol Derivatives

What Is It?

Vitamin A is naturally found in many animal foods like butter and cheese. It’s an essential nutrient, which means our body needs a healthy dose without overdoing it, like many vitamins. (more…)

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The Scoop on Titanium Dioxide in Cosmetics


Titanium Dioxide graphicWhat Is It?

Titanium dioxide is a naturally-occurring mineral found in the earth’s crust. Because of its white color, opaqueness, and ability to refract light, the ingredient is often used as a pigment, brightener, and opacifier, which is an ingredient that makes a formulation more opaque. (more…)

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Tips for Cleansing Your Air of Toxics


Cultivating Healthy Indoor Air

Air pollution photoDid you know that the air inside our homes can be more toxic than the air outside our homes? The quality of air can actually be measured and Indoor Air Quality is referred to generally as IAQ for short. While it’s helpful and important to know what’s happening in the air outside your home, sometimes there may not be a whole lot that you can do about it. As for your inside air? You’ve got some control over that. At Made Safe, we believe in taking steps toward understanding and reducing our exposure to harmful chemicals. This post unpacks air pollution and how to improve your indoor air quality for better health and well-being. (more…)

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Natracare Becomes First Brand With Made Safe Certified Feminine & Maternity Care


Natracare tampons and pads are made without known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins, or other toxic chemicals found to harm women’s health

Natracare announcementNEW YORK – In an industry that has recently come under increased scrutiny for ingredient safety and lack of disclosure, Natracare is leading the way in safe feminine care. The company is the first brand to certify its tampons, pads, maternity pads and nursing pads with the scientifically rigorous MADE SAFE® (Made with Safe Ingredients) seal. As the first nontoxic certification to apply widely to consumer products, the revolutionary MADE SAFE seal verifies that products are made without chemicals or ingredients known to harm human health, animals, and ecosystems. (more…)