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5 MADE SAFE Gifts for Father’s Day

Father's Day 2021 Gift Blog imageThe 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.
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New MADE SAFE Certified Products from LEAF PEOPLE

We are excited to introduce new certified personal care products from LEAF PEOPLE. As their name suggests, LEAF PEOPLE is all about botanically-focused skincare products, created by the company founder, Julie Levin, who has a strong background in medicinal herbalism. Julie and her team strive to bring the incredible benefits of plants to everyday skincare products while also giving back to the Earth. Learn more about LEAF PEOPLE and their newly certified products by reading our recent Q&A with Julie below.

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MADE SAFE’s Clean Sweep: Spring Cleaning Tips

8 Creative Cleaning Tips from the MADE SAFE Team

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Springtime is synonymous with a clean start, but our homes are especially in need of an annual freshening up this year after a seemingly endless “shelter-at home.” As a team, we’re always sharing nontoxic tips and tricks with each other, and we recently spent some time kicking around our favorite spring cleaning hacks. So today we’re sharing the highlights with you – bust out your mop and scrub brush and get down to business with these eight tips from our team!

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Hormones and the Skin

The Surprising Ways that Environmental Factors Can Affect Your Skin

BY AMY ZIFF

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I recently participated in a Clubhouse conversation arranged and moderated by Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS, a clinical nutritionist and host of The Healthy Skin Show, and Rachael Pontillo, a MADE SAFE advisor and plant-based skincare expert, about hormones and how they impact the skin. Also speaking were Jill Crista, ND and Carrie Jones, MD – each an expert in this area.

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Special Mother’s Day Discounts & Deals

Mothers Day Deals 2021 imageLooking 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.

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Celebrating and Honoring Earth’s Gifts

This year for Earth Day, we are celebrating the incredible bounty of this planet we call home and the importance of caring for it. Our certification process, the MADE SAFE Banned ListSM, and the full Ecosystem Approach we employ, are a reflection of our dedication to being good stewards of the earth. At MADE SAFE, we are thankful for Earth’s rich resources – especially the plants and herbs that grow wild and can enrich the products we use daily.

This Earth Day 2021, we’re highlighting a few brands with MADE SAFE® certified goods that draw from these materials as a way to celebrate our connection to the earth. (more…)

Toxic Chemicals in Hand Soap

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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.

Skip to the bottom for better hand soap solutions.

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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Sanitizer

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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.

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A Greener Easter

BY AMY ZIFF

Before my kids went to school, I found it easy to control how we celebrated (or not) each holiday. I had more control over the kinds of products we purchased, from toys to personal care – making each one a meaningful reflection of our values. Then, we were able to live in a more minimalist, sugar-free way. It seems abstemious now, but back then, it was just how we rolled. But once my kids hit school, everything changed.

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New Book, Count Down, Describes the Deleterious Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

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MADE SAFE Advisor Shanna Swan’s new book, Count Down, reflects decades of research and tells the story of “how our modern world is threatening sperm counts, altering male and female reproductive development, and imperiling the future of the human race.” This timely work shares how pervasive endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in our modern society, such as phthalates, BPA, flame retardants, and more, bind to receptor sites where “real” hormones should land, resulting in the mix up of the body’s hormone-driven signals.

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