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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

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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: 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. 

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Safe Sun: Tips for Choosing a Safer Sunscreen

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As spring blossoms into a full roar, each day feels sunnier and sunnier. At Made Safe, we’re welcoming rapidly greening grass, the beginnings of spring flowers, and the feeling of sunshine on our faces after its long siesta.
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Less Toxic Ways to Repel Ticks

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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.

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Tips for Safer Outdoor Gear

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With back-to-school right around the bend, you and your family are probably spending as much time outdoors as possible. Whether you’re soaking up rays at a local pool, trekking through the woods at a nearby park or sharing stories and laughs around a campfire, you’re probably bringing your favorite outdoor gear with you.

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Tips for Safer School Supplies

 

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August is fast-approaching, which means you might be prepping for your kids to head back to school. You’ve likely been given a long list of school supplies to buy. Unfortunately, many common back-to-school items can contain toxic ingredients.

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Toxic Chemicals in Sunscreen & Safer Alternatives

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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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Gift Guide: Personal Care & Cosmetics

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Personal care products and cosmetics are a common holiday gift, but ones that are truly safe and effective can be difficult to find. And all of us at Made Safe know that the holiday season means busy, busy, busy—no time to research ingredients and investigate products. This is why our team does the heavy lifting for you. All of the products in our gift guide are MADE SAFE® certified. (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…)