Textiles are a huge part of our everyday lives—we use them to dry ourselves off from the shower, we clothe our bodies with them, and we sleep inside them when we go to bed at night. For many of us, we may have never given a second thought to the blanket on our bed or our favorite tee—but have you ever stopped to wonder… what’s this product made from? And, does that even matter? (more…)
As we participate in Plastic Free July this year, the MADE SAFE team is considering ways that we can refuse single-use plastic and reduce the amount of plastic we consume in general. Plastic pollution causes an enormous number of problems for oceans, freshwater ecosystems, our food systems, and our communities. At MADE SAFE, we understand the far-reaching problems of plastic—everything from endocrine disruption to a lack of biodegradability, and many more issues in between. For this reason, MADE SAFE certification does not permit the use of single-use plastic in any certified products and we also highlight brands that use sustainable packaging for their products.
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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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.
Let’s talk cookware. With chillier months and the holiday season ahead, you may be spending a little more time in the kitchen. You probably invest time, energy and money seeking out the best ingredients for the foods you’re preparing. But have you ever considered what the best options are for nontoxic cookware? Join us in learning about what to look for and how to find safer cookware options.
With love, from our kitchen to yours.
Given 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.
Bad odors: something that no one wants around.
You want to know about something else you might not want around?
The concerning ingredients in conventional air fresheners often used to combat those bad odors. (more…)
It’s Summertime! The start of another summer season means welcoming things like corn-on-the-cob, swimming, and lots of time spent outside. Yet it also brings the annual struggle to find a sunscreen that will protect your skin on long summer days in the sun without harming humans or aquatic life.
To help, here is a review of the nastiest ingredients in common sunscreen products to avoid.
We 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.
BY AMY ZIFF
When I started MADE SAFE I wanted to help bring about change to the everyday products that we use and to the things we all invite into our homes. We either use these items daily or they are part of our rituals, but we hardly ever think about the impact they may have on our health or on the environment. I wanted to unveil the mystery surrounding these things and reveal the truth that, in fact, there is no single overarching agency harmonizing a sensible, precautionary approach to chemical use in the United States today.