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:
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!
This 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…)
Adina Grigore is the founder of S.W. Basics, one of the first skin care lines to be MADE SAFE certified. Adina is also the author of Just the Essentials: How Essential Oils Can Heal Your Skin, Improve Your Health, and Detox Your Life. (more…)
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…)
“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…)
Valentine’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…)
We live in a world of unprecedented toxic exposure. A world where babies are born pre-polluted, exposed to cocktail of harmful chemicals in utero. A world where diseases linked to toxic chemicals like cancer, auto-immune disorders, early-onset puberty, infertility, Alzheimers, ADHD, diabetes, and obesity are on the rise. (more…)
Recommendations from Founder Amy Ziff
This holiday season, I’m thrilled to give you this guide of healthier options to make your shopping easier. No one wants to accidentally give a toxic gift, but it can be confusing to figure out what’s safe and what’s not.
I developed the MADE SAFE™ seal because I believe it shouldn’t be so hard to find things that are made with safe ingredients. While only the gift recommendations in bold are MADE SAFE certified, I generally like the direction all of these companies are taking and trust that they are making better products than many on the market. (more…)
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. (more…)