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A Breakthrough in Liquid Dishwashing Detergent

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What we wash our dishes with matters. The soap we use matters. Dishwashing detergent uses powerful cleansing agents that break apart the food debris, removing oil and residues left behind. Have you ever had a really dirty pan? How relieved were you when the soap lifted that congealed mess right off the surface? Of course, there’s the joy of suds too. Those sudsing agents can help get dishes clean. Plus, there’s fragrance and colors – ever wonder what they do?


New MADE SAFE Certified Products from Natural Sloth

Natural Sloth product photoTatiana Morris and her husband began selling their beeswax candles and other essential oil-derived products in 2019. Their business, Natural Sloth, is committed to creating products for the home that not only smell good but are safer to use. The company’s mission — to create a healthy, toxin-free home using only natural ingredients — was the motivation behind its creation. A few years before the formal start of Natural Sloth, after experiencing some family health issues, Tatiana began researching essential oils. She learned they can be powerful mood boosters, so she began experimenting with candle making and other ways to harness the benefits of natural fragrances.


MADE SAFE Solutions 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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New MADE SAFE Certified Products from H. Honeycup

H. Honeycup product group graphicFounder Cindy Barberes’ experience of a family member struggling with addiction inspired a commitment to clean products created with quality, safety, and transparency in mind. Cindy’s goal with each H. Honeycup product is to exceed the current practices in the U.S. beauty and cosmetics industry to ensure H.Honeycup’s products are supportive of a clean and nontoxic lifestyle. In fact, H. Honeycup donates products to those in recovery with the hope that it helps them heal mind and body naturally.


Choosing the Right Sunscreen this Season

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Safe sunscreen is one of the products that concerned consumers ask about most. We want to protect our skin from the damaging, possibly carcinogenic rays while enjoying time outdoors, in nature, getting sun-kissed without having to worry about chemicals. Sadly, sunscreen is complicated. Sometimes the chemicals that are designed to protect skin can be harmful to our health in other ways and harsh to other elements in nature, particularly aquatic life such as fish or coral reefs.

Does this mean we should skip the sunscreen?


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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in the Home

EDCs in the home graphicEndocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances in the environment, usually manmade, that mimic, block or interfere with hormones in the body’s endocrine system. They’re found in a wide variety of consumer goods including carpets, cookware, household dust, fragranced products, furniture, paints, personal care products, plastics, pesticides, certain pharmaceuticals, and unfiltered drinking water (due to contamination).



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Nontoxic Intimacy: Ingredients of Concern in Sexual Health Products

Nontoxic Intimacy blog graphicValentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love of all kinds. While our kids are writing notes and sending chocolates, we can’t help but think about the different forms of intimacy. And thinking about intimacy leads us to the concerning ingredients found in many sexual health products.

This blog is filled with tips for avoiding yucky ingredients that have no place in your intimacy plans. Products that are used in sensitive areas of your body are especially important to consider, as the tissue in these areas is more permeable than the rest of your skin. That’s why sexual health products should not be made with or contaminated by potentially harmful or harsh ingredients. Read on to learn about some common ingredients better left outside of the bedroom. (more…)

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What’s Inside Your Body Wash?

We spend a lot of time thinking about the ingredients in our facial products and hair care, but what about our shower routine? What are we cleansing our bodies with every day – and what’s washing down the drain? (more…)

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10 Ways to Live Less Toxic in 2021

Live less toxic blog post image2021: A brand new year to live a less toxic lifestyle. To start, we are kicking off the year with 10 ideas to begin this commitment right now. In your own home. We recommend starting this new year by picking one or two items that you can work toward immediately and then pace yourself in working toward the others.

Living a healthier lifestyle is not a quick fix. What matters most is taking consistent steps where you can and as you are able.


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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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