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Toxic Chemicals in Sunscreen & Safer Alternatives

 

Annmarie Made Safe photoIt’s officially spring, and that means most people are starting to spend more time outdoors. While we love all the benefits of Vitamin D, increased sun exposure also means increased risk from the sun’s rays. Now is a good time to think about protecting your skin from too much sun. (more…)

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Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Endorses MADE SAFE Seal

 
We’re excited to announce a new partnership with the far-reaching Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has endorsed the MADE SAFE seal. This means it’s encouraging its Business Network of over 1200 companies to become MADE SAFE certified and directing its followers to our website to find safe personal care products and cosmetics. (more…)

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Tox Talk Tuesdays: April

 
Tox Talk Tuesday graphicEvery first and third Tuesday of the month at 11:00am Pacific/2:00pm Eastern, Made Safe executive director Amy Ziff opens up her office on Facebook Live to talk about toxic chemicals, safe solutions and products, and answer questions. Join us on our Facebook page!

This month we’re talking hair care. Tune in for these topics:

Tuesday, 4/4: Surfactants
Learn what surfactants are and why they’re in shampoo. Amy will name specific ones to watch for and talk safe shampoo.

Tuesday, 4/18: Emulsifiers
Most conditioners contain emulsifiers. But are they safe? What role do they play in conditioner? Learn what to watch for and what to opt for instead.

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One Year of MADE SAFE

 
Guess what? MADE SAFE is one year old this month! It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year, because we’ve done so much:
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Why What You Put on Your Baby’s Skin Matters

 

Pleni Naturals founder Allyson Owens tells us about formulating safe baby products, her decision to use fruit and veggie-based ingredients, and tips for reducing kids’ exposure to toxic chemicals. Watch to get the goods!

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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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Presenting Natracare: First-Ever MADE SAFE Certified Feminine Care

 
Natracare just made history by becoming the first brand with MADE SAFE™ certified pads, tampons, maternity pads, and nursing pads.

Why is this a big deal? Because, if you’ve ever looked at the label on the conventional pad or tampon box, you might find it a bit lacking. The feminine care industry has historically been shrouded in secrecy. (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…)