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Spreading Holiday Cheer Without Toxic Fear

A Guide to Safer Candles & Scents

Toxic chemicals in candles imageAs the cold of winter slowly creeps into the air, we find joy in the search for ways to add warmth to shorter days. Warmth in family and friends joining our homes, and warmth in seasonal products which heighten our senses.

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Top Tips for Sustainable & Healthy Travel this Holiday Season

 
7 travel tips graphicIt’s that time of year again! The holidays mean the joy, togetherness, food, and traditions that we look forward to each winter with friends and family.

The holidays also often mean travel. Whether you’re only traveling near or must travel far, it’s likely you’ll need to spend some time on the road or in the air to see your loved ones. 

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Wrap it Better: MADE SAFE’s Guide to Sustainable Gift Wrapping

BY SYDNEY COOK

Growing up, my mom’s wrapped gifts were essentially works of art. She turned simple paper, typically brown, elevated by a different theme each year into eye candy: artistic and ornate wintertime twigs, holiday plaid, burlap. The designs usually involved handmade bows of different sizes and designs made of various fabrics from velvet to cotton. Even her “bad” wrapping jobs were (and still are) perfect.
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New MADE SAFE Certified Products from Brentwood Home

 
Brentwood Home sheets announcement graphicWe’ve certified Luxury Organic Cotton Sheets from Brentwood Home, an online retailer for a variety of home goods. Brentwood Home prides itself on using healthy and ethically-sourced materials, inspired by their love for the natural world, in particular California. 

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Climate Strike – Let’s Create the World We Want

The mass mobilization to protect our planet starts Sept 20

BY AMY ZIFF

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At MADE SAFE we think about the ecosystem all-day, every day. In our hazard-based approach, we not only look for ingredients that won’t harm humans, but we screen to ensure that ingredients won’t harm our air, soil, water, aquatic life, or animals. 

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New MADE SAFE Certified Product from Betterair

 
Betterair product imageOften, we think of pollution as being an outdoor air issue. However, the air in your home or office can also be polluted by pollen, mold, and VOCs, among other culprits. Because indoor air quality can be a problem, Betterair spent nine years researching and developing their proprietary blend of probiotics specifically for indoor use. The use of probiotics to clean, not only the air, but the surfaces in your home is innovative, and we are excited to have certified Betterair’s environmental probiotic formula, Environmental Probiotics as MADE SAFE.

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#ChemicalCallout: Silver Nanoparticles

 
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What Are They?

Silver nanoparticles are increasingly being used in a number of products. Nanoparticles are extremely small units of a substance. Generally, nanoparticles can be 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. However, there is currently no scientific consensus on the  precise size of a nanoparticle. The European Union defines nanomaterials as between 1 and 100 nanometers (along with some other defining features), but a number of organizations recommend that the definition for food ingredients be 500 nanometers and below.

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New MADE SAFE Certified Home Cleaning Concentrate from Branch Basics

 

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Branch Basics’ three founders, Allison Evans, Kelly Love and Marilee Nelson, started the company to help others experience the power of the body’s innate ability to heal, which is something each of them experienced. One of the most crucial elements for each of their healing journeys was removing harmful cleaners, pesticides and synthetic fragrances from their homes. This led them to create a safe and effective nontoxic alternative for cleaning. 

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Safer School Supply Solutions

 
safer school supply solutions graphicBY AMY ZIFF

The reality is that there are unsafe chemicals in school supplies. At worst there are carcinogens in the classroom and what parents don’t realize is that they’re buying these harmful products and sending their kids to school with them each and every day.

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