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December MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – Candles

A Note to Those Who Have Come Along for the Whole Year

December New Years Revolution imageIt’s hard to believe that we are here—a whole year of taking concrete steps towards cultivating a healthier home environment through our New Year’s Revolution Challenge. We are so glad you joined us for this journey. It is our hope that the twelve swaps we suggested, however small, are helping to reduce the number of harmful substances in your living space. Our intention is to do the best we can right now, while striving to continue to do better when it is possible. Every seemingly small decision gives you the opportunity to align yourself with your commitment to healthy living!
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MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – AUGUST Air Freshener Challenge

  New Year's Revolution graphicBad 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…)

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Toxic Chemicals in Air Fresheners

Toxic chemicals in air fresheners imageWe are bombarded by air fresheners seemingly every day – in the workplace, businesses, public restrooms, schools, homes of friends and family, and even taxis and car services. On store shelves you’ll find them in numerous forms: electric, automatic misting sprays, gels, beads, plug-ins, heated oils, sprays and more.

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Spreading Holiday Cheer Without Toxic Fear

A Guide to Safer Candles & Scents

Toxic chemicals in candles imageAs the cold of winter slowly creeps into the air, we find joy in the search for ways to add warmth to shorter days. Warmth in family and friends joining our homes, and warmth in seasonal products which heighten our senses.

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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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Nontoxic Love: How to Avoid Harmful Chemicals in Sex Products

 
Nontoxic Love imageValentine’s Day is around the corner, and that means (let’s just say it) some of us are prepping to get lucky. So what better time to talk about what’s in sexual health products like lube and condoms, and feminine products like wipes and washes?

These are products that rarely get talked about, for obvious reasons. But we have to discuss what’s in them, because some of the common ingredients are harmful chemicals that come into contact with some of the most sensitive skin on our bodies—and in the case of women, some of the most absorptive. (more…)

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Sensitive Skin or Ezcema? Try a Lotion Bar

 
Have you ever tried a lotion bar? Since we certified Kosmatology lotion bars as MADE SAFE™, we’ve been loving trying them out!

First of all, let’s answer the usual question: “What’s a lotion bar?” It’s a concentrated solid moisturizing balm that, in the case of Kosmatology, comes in an applicator a lot like deodorant.  Kosmatology lotion bars are made with shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil, and scented with essential oils (and also comes unscented, if you prefer!). (more…)

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How to Detox Your Sleep

 
sisters in bed imageIf you’re going to choose one room in your house to detox, it’s a good idea to start where you sleep.

The body does important rejuvenation, repair and detoxification work when resting. But if the environment you sleep in is toxic, you’re adding unnecessary work to the load, limiting the body’s innate ability to preserve our health and prepare us for the new day ahead.

Babies and children are particularly vulnerable to toxic chemicals in this regard. They sleep more than adults to support their rapid mental and physical development; combined with the fact that exposure to toxic chemicals during these critical windows of development can be detrimental, it’s important that babies and children are sleeping on safe surfaces. (more…)

MADE SAFE Certified: Naturepedic Bedding

Naturepedic-SOCMEDIAThe body does important rejuvenation, repair and detoxification work when resting. But if the environment you sleep in is toxic, you’re adding unnecessary work to the load limiting the body’s innate ability to preserve our health and prepare us for the new day ahead. (more…)

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