Before my kids went to school, I found it easy to control how we celebrated (or not) each holiday. I had more control over the kinds of products we purchased, from toys to personal care – making each one a meaningful reflection of our values. Then, we were able to live in a more minimalist, sugar-free way. It seems abstemious now, but back then, it was just how we rolled. But once my kids hit school, everything changed.
2021: A brand new year to live a less toxic lifestyle. To start, we are kicking off the year with 10 ideas to begin this commitment right now. In your own home. We recommend starting this new year by picking one or two items that you can work toward immediately and then pace yourself in working toward the others.
Living a healthier lifestyle is not a quick fix. What matters most is taking consistent steps where you can and as you are able.
Glyphosate is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the United States from crop production to at-home lawn care. The most well-known source of glyphosate is Roundup, a common trade name herbicide formulation by Bayer/Monsanto. Residues of this chemical have been found in consumer foods such as bagels, honey, flour, and infant formula.
What would you give to protect your family, future generations, our water, our aquatic life, our planet?
At MADE SAFE we think about the ecosystem all-day, every day. Our rigorous 360-degree approach to vetting ingredients and materials takes into consideration the impact of a product’s components – not only on the humans who use the products, but also the impact on the environment and other creatures on this planet.
We are crushed by the continued racial injustice in this country, and in the world at large. As we reflect on the murder of George Floyd and the countless other acts of racial injustice – both recent and ongoing – we feel called to stand up and take action until equity and justice are realized.
Grab your party hats and get ready to blow out the (nontoxic) candles as we celebrate MADE SAFE’s fifth birthday this month! It’s amazing we’ve been in the marketplace highlighting ecosystem-safe and sustainable products for five years now. We have a team of incredible people who work hard to bring this work to life and I am as proud of each of them as I am of all our brands who bring safe and sustainable products to you. What’s abundantly clear is that there is a market for this work and we are excited to continue to grow!
On February 9th, the New York Times published an article on cosmetics safety written by their Editorial Board – representing the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. The piece aptly noted that there is a problem in the U.S. with harmful ingredients in cosmetics products. For any of my followers, this news is certainly not new, but it’s nice to see mainstream attention to an issue I’m so passionate about. The board argued for strong legislation in response to the problem, and said it’s the only response.
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…)
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