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Tips for Cleansing Your Air of Toxics

 

Cultivating Healthy Indoor Air

Air pollution photoDid you know that the air inside our homes can be more toxic than the air outside our homes? The quality of air can actually be measured and Indoor Air Quality is referred to generally as IAQ for short. While it’s helpful and important to know what’s happening in the air outside your home, sometimes there may not be a whole lot that you can do about it. As for your inside air? You’ve got some control over that. At Made Safe, we believe in taking steps toward understanding and reducing our exposure to harmful chemicals. This post unpacks air pollution and how to improve your indoor air quality for better health and well-being. (more…)

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New Deodorants Made With Safe Ingredients from Neal’s Yard Remedies

 
We’re excited to announce the first-ever MADE SAFE certified deodorants from Neal’s Yard Remedies!

Deodorant exists in virtually every single one of our makeup bags and medicine cabinets. The problem is that conventional deodorants and anti-perspirants can commonly contain some toxic ingredients, which is why we’re so excited to present a new, safer option in these certified products from Neal’s Yard Remedies. (more…)

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Finding a Safer Fragrance

 

This October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting common chemicals linked to breast cancer across a range of everyday products. According to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, a woman’s risk of breast cancer has increased by more than 40% over the last two decades, to a lifetime risk of 1 in 8. (more…)

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Nontoxic Back to School Tips

 
back-to-school graphicMany of you are prepping your kids to go back to school. You’ve likely been given a long list of supplies to buy for the first day. Unfortunately, many common back-to-school items can contain toxic ingredients. It can be hard to figure out what’s safe and what’s not, and sometimes it feels like you almost need a PhD just to research nontoxic products for your children—and we’re already busy enough as parents! (more…)

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Toxic Feminine Care & Safe Solutions

Toxic Chemicals in Femcare graphic

If you’ve ever looked at the label on a conventional pad or tampon box, you might find it lacking for ingredients. Maybe you’ve wondered what’s actually in there. But hey, it’s just cotton, right? (more…)

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The Truth About Shampoo & Conditioner

 
Shampoo infographicThis week, we’re bringing you the facts on your beloved hair care products. We use shampoo and conditioner on a regular basis. You’d think that such essential products would be simple to make and wouldn’t contain harmful chemicals, right?

Shampoos and conditioners are made with ingredients that are very common, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily safe to use. (more…)

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Introducing MADE SAFE Certified Pure Natural Laundry Detergent

 
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”Robert Swan

This quote, coupled with a determination to protect their children, encompasses the principles that Pure Natural Cleaners is founded on. They struggled with their children’s allergic reactions to conventional laundry detergents, and upon learning that their family wasn’t alone in dealing with these reactions, they set out to create a laundry detergent that was harmless to their children’s health and the environment.  (more…)

How to Find Safer Cleaning Products

 
Toxic chemicals in cleanersConventional cleaning products can contain some very strong chemicals – including some harmful ones. Common chemicals in cleaners have been linked to a range of human health harm, from reproductive problems like fertility issues and birth defects, hormone disruption, breast cancer, asthma and other respiratory problems, and allergies. (more…)