BY DEBBY COOK MADE SAFE Science and Research Product Manager & Certified Yoga Instructor
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Meditation. My first experience with meditation was in third grade. The legislature in the state of Connecticut passed a law requiring public schools to begin the day with three minutes of “silent meditation.” My teacher decided that, in quiet protest, she would allow each of her students to have a day to play their favorite song during meditation. To this day, if I hear “Hotel California” I am transported to my third-grade classroom.
“Clean deodorant just doesn’t work for me. Trust me, I’ve tried.”
I’ve heard this countless times in what seems like hundreds of conversations about clean deodorant. Which deodorant I use is typically the first question I receive when new acquaintances find out what I do for work.
People are desperate for deodorants that are clean and that stop the stink. But the truth is the equation isn’t just about the deodorant itself – it’s about the transition process too.
A New Paradigm for Growing up in Today’s Toxic World
BY BETH LAMBERT, MA
For most people, the word “epidemic” recalls the idea of infectious disease outbreaks, and this is how the word has been used in common language throughout the latter part of the 20th century. This term may bring to mind the current COVID-19 pandemic, differing in definition by its global level of impact, in comparison to an epidemic which is more specific to a certain geography or population.
There are many ways to become a dad! Whether a person gets there through adoption, traditional conception, or newer modes of conception through assisted reproductive technologies, these journeys all lead to the same place: fatherhood.
The widespread concern over the COVID-19 pandemic is causing many of us to take a second look at our cleaning routines. Now, many of us are questioning the products we use and our cleaning methods, wondering if they are actually helping us to support and maintain our health.
Creating a more sustainable wardrobe can feel intimidating. Just a toe-dip into the realm of clean and ethical fashion can make you start asking questions like: How was this item of clothing made? Who made it? What’s it made of? How do I spot safer and more ethical items online or on the rack? There’s a lot to consider, we know.
Dry hands? Here are MADE SAFE’s tips for keeping your hands in good condition.
COVID-19 has us washing our hands more than ever. Soap up, sing, rinse, dry – repeat – All. Day. Long. Here at MADE SAFE, though our team is spread out across the country, we are all washing our hands like it’s our job. We’ve covered proper handwashing and how to find safer soap options and hand sanitizers in the past, so our team has already sourced ecosystem-safe soaps. But like us, you are probably quickly realizing the toll all of this handwashing takes on your skin.
We know this time is hard for everyone, but times like these can be especially difficult for small businesses.
BY AMY ZIFF
At MADE SAFE, we are proud to support businesses committed to making healthier products for people and the planet. We see the businesses that pursue purer products and achieve MADE SAFE certification as cherished defenders of a healthy and sustainable future. They represent what is possible and the direction that we, as a society, must go. These brands are the true trendsetters, pioneers, and leaders. They are the brands MADE SAFE works with. Frankly, we need more of them.
When I started MADE SAFE I wanted to help bring about change to the everyday products that we use and to the things we all invite into our homes. We either use these items daily or they are part of our rituals, but we hardly ever think about the impact they may have on our health or on the environment. I wanted to unveil the mystery surrounding these things and reveal the truth that, in fact, there is no single overarching agency harmonizing a sensible, precautionary approach to chemical use in the United States today.
We are bombarded by air fresheners seemingly every day – in the workplace, businesses, public restrooms, schools, homes of friends and family, and even taxis and car services. On store shelves you’ll find them in numerous forms: electric, automatic misting sprays, gels, beads, plug-ins, heated oils, sprays and more.
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