Plastic pollution is an enormous problem in our world today. For many of us, the idea of plastic pollution conjures up images of plastic baggies and bottles floating in the ocean—and these things truly are a huge problem. But what if we told you that an often-overlooked contributor to the plastic pollution problem is the apparel industry?
Finding 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.
The MADE SAFE® certification process screens for ingredients known or suspected to harm humans or the ecosystem, which means you can use the MADE SAFE seal to shop for your loved ones with confidence. For Father’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of five MADE SAFE certified gift ideas to help you celebrate your father, partner, husband, grandfather, or role model in your life. (more…)
Looking for the perfect nontoxic gift for a health-minded mama or motherly figure in your life? We are excited to share some special discounts and deals from brands with MADE SAFE certified products with Mother’s Day in mind.
Introducing the first MADE SAFE certified candles from Fontana Candle Company! Drawing inspiration and passion from their own experience, the company founders have strict commitments to quality, safety, and transparency. They are aiming to break the mold of ingredient secrecy that is typical in the candle industry. Crafted with beeswax, coconut oil, essential oils, and wooden wicks, they are as beautiful as they are clean. We are excited to share all about these great new products and the story behind them.
An unlikely potential hero in personal hygiene amidst the coronavirus pandemic? Mouthwash. A recent critical review of available research suggests that some ingredients in mouthwashes may help decrease oral SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) viral load and transmission.
In the wake of the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we are each called to fight racial injustice in our communities. There are numerous ways we can act in solidarity: donating to national or local organizations working to bolster Black communities, educating ourselves and others about anti-racism and dismantling systems of oppression, and showing up to community events like food and supply drives, clean-ups, or protests. Another way is supporting Black-founded businesses.
The widespread concern over the COVID-19 pandemic is causing many of us to take a second look at our cleaning routines. Now, many of us are questioning the products we use and our cleaning methods, wondering if they are actually helping us to support and maintain our health.
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Disclaimer: The Initial Look™ Evaluation and the Transformation Partners Program are separate and distinct from and not in any way associated with or related to the MADE SAFE® certification program. Participation in the Initial Look™ Evaluation and/or Transformation Partners Program does not entitle the participant to use the MADE SAFE® certification mark in any manner.