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#ChemicalCallout: Mineral Oil and Petroleum Jelly

What is it?

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It’s easiest to think of these two substances as chemical cousins. Both are by-products of the refining process used to create gasoline and other petroleum products. If you want to get technical: petroleum jelly contains mineral oil, among other substances. Mineral oil consists mainly of saturated hydrocarbons (aka paraffins) and aromatic hydrocarbons.

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#ChemicalCallout: Fire Retardants

 
Flame retardants imageAs part of our #ChemicalCallout series to expose some of the worst toxic offenders in everyday products, we’re regularly highlighting a chemical from our Hazard List. Each month we’re profiling one chemical on our blog so you can learn more about it and how to avoid it with MADE SAFE certified alternatives and tips. (more…)

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New MADE SAFE Certified Skin Care from LOLI Beauty

 
LOLI skin care announcement graphicLOLI Beauty checks the boxes of all the things we love at Made Safe: Simple, pure, and organic ingredients? Check. Giving back to nonprofits? Yep. Earth-friendly packaging like glass and compostable labels? You bet. They even use upcycled food ingredients to reduce waste! (more…)

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Healthy Baby Guide for New Families

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Maybe you’ve just learned that you’re pregnant, or maybe you have a new baby or growing children. Perhaps you and your partner are just thinking about having a family. Whatever the reason, you may be hearing troubling things about toxic chemicals around you — especially chemicals in plastic and other harmful ingredients or materials in the things you use daily — and how these chemicals affect not just the environment, but also the human body and particularly growing babies, infants, and children.

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Made Safe’s Hazard List

 
Hazard list blog imageHave you seen our new Hazard List™ yet? It’s a pretty amazing resource: a comprehensive, scientific, thoroughly-documentedlist of ingredients and classes of ingredients that aren’t permitted in any MADE SAFE® certified product. This list doesn’t just belong to Made Safe; it belongs to every product we certify.
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Nontoxic Nookie: A Made Safe Guide to Valentine’s Day

 

Nontoxic Love 101 graphicWe like roses and chocolates, but what we’re all really hoping for on Valentine’s Day is some (ahem…) alone time with our sweetie. Yep, you know what we mean! On February 14th passion is in the air. (more…)

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Toxic Chemicals in Hair Dye and Safer Options

 

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Conventional hair dye is made with harmful chemicals that are put directly on the scalp each time hair is dyed, either at home or in the salon. Salon workers are even more exposed to these chemicals – potentially to carcinogenic levels of harm – as they may perform multiple hair dying sessions in a day. (more…)

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Nontoxic New Year’s Resolutions

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Each of us is in a different place in our nontoxic living journey. Some of us are just starting to think about the ways in which we are exposed to toxics every day. Some are making small and gradual changes. And others have completely overhauled our lives, but are hungry for more. (more…)

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Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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Picking out non-toxic gifts is difficult, especially when it comes to stocking stuffers. Too often we end up filling stockings with plastic trinkets and toxic personal care products (unknowingly exposing our loved ones to harmful chemicals) and things that our giftee just plain won’t use. Our team has taken the guesswork out by creating a list of our favorite MADE SAFE® certified products that your family will love (and actually use!) this holiday season. (more…)

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Finding a Safer Fragrance

 

This October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting common chemicals linked to breast cancer across a range of everyday products. According to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, a woman’s risk of breast cancer has increased by more than 40% over the last two decades, to a lifetime risk of 1 in 8. (more…)

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