This year, do February 14th right. That means ditching the same-old box of so-so chocolates, the stuffed animals doomed for the donation box, sub-par grocery store flowers, and last-minute online purchases. Instead, how about a nontoxic gift that both of you will love? (more…)
A Message from Made Safe Founder, Amy Ziff
Break out the organic champagne! Made Safe is proud to announce that we’ve hit a major milestone: We’ve certified our 1000th product!
This week Made Safe released Detox Your Sleep, a groundbreaking new report and fact sheet on toxic chemicals in bedding and safer alternatives. It’s a first-of-its-kind look at the materials that make up what we sleep on and how they affect our health, with a comprehensive examination of healthier materials and a list of MADE SAFE certified bedding options. (more…)
If you’re pregnant or know someone who’s pregnant, you want to be sure to buy only the safest products for mom and the newest member of the family. The problem is that sometimes, it’s not that simple. Many products don’t have labels, and there are confusing claims to navigate, like “green,” “eco,” and “natural”—that actually don’t mean anything at all in terms of standards. (more…)
Each of us is in a different place in our nontoxic living journey. Some of us are just starting to think about the ways in which we are exposed to toxics every day. Some are making small and gradual changes. And others have completely overhauled our lives, but are hungry for more. (more…)
As a team of women at Made Safe, the majority of whom are moms, we understand that every parent wants the safest, most effective products for their child. But knowing how to choose a safe gift can be hard. Do you have a new mom in your life? Or know parents of a little one? With the holiday season rush approaching, we’ve made gift-giving simple by hand-selecting our favorite MADE SAFE® certified products for moms and dads. (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…)
If you’re going to choose one room in your house to detox, it’s a good idea to start where you sleep.
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.
Babies and children are particularly vulnerable to toxic chemicals in this regard. They sleep more than adults to support their rapid mental and physical development; combined with the fact that exposure to toxic chemicals during these critical windows of development can be detrimental, it’s important that babies and children are sleeping on safe surfaces. (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…)