Sign up for our newsletter to get updates on safe products!

DEET

MADE SAFE Tips for Your Safer Bug Repellent Search

 
Safer bug repellent blog graphicFinding a safer bug repellent can be a real buzzkill. Conventional bug repellents often contain a combination of active ingredients that are listed on the label, and inert ingredients that are typically not labeled. In many cases chemicals linked to human and environmental harm are found included in these products. Thankfully, there are safer approaches to keep those bugs away. To help you navigate the chemical confusion, we’re identifying a few of the top ingredient offenders and exploring alternative options. As always, the best way to shop products that have been vetted for human and environmental health is to look for the MADE SAFE® seal—scroll to the bottom for MADE SAFE certified bug solutions.

(more…)

MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – JULY Bug Repellent Challenge

 
July New Years Revolution graphicWith another summer season well underway, you may be on the search for something to keep the bugs at bay. Many conventional bug repellent options are often teeming with concerning chemicals, but that doesn’t mean that you have to choose between being eaten alive and making better choices for your health.

(more…)

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – JULY Bug Repellent Challenge

#ChemicalCallout: Permethrin & Pyrethrins

 
Permethrin featured imageWhen most of us think of pesticides, we generally think of crops. However, pesticides can end up in our homes and bodies in ways beyond just food. Products like over-the-counter lice treatments, pet shampoos, gardening products, and bug sprays can all contain registered pesticides too. This blog contains information about two pesticides – permethrin and pyrethrins – how they can find their way into your home and ways you can minimize your exposure. 

(more…)

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on #ChemicalCallout: Permethrin & Pyrethrins

Less Toxic Ways to Repel Ticks

Photo of family running in woods

It’s the end of summer, you can feel it. The warm, sunny days to be followed by crisp, temperate nights of autumn. Back-to-school excitement hangs in the air. There’s football season, school plays, friends new and old. The leaves begin to turn. We love autumn.

And so do the ticks.

(more…)

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Less Toxic Ways to Repel Ticks

#ChemicalCallout: DEET

 
DEET graphicAs part of our #ChemicalCallout series to expose some of the worst toxic offenders, we’re regularly highlighting a chemical from our MADE SAFE Hazard List on social media. 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.

(more…)

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on #ChemicalCallout: DEET