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#ChemicalCallout: DEET

 
DEET graphicAs part of our #ChemicalCallout series to expose some of the worst toxic offenders, we’re regularly highlighting a chemical from our MADE SAFE Hazard List on social media. Each month we’re profiling one chemical on our blog so you can learn more about it and how to avoid it with MADE SAFE certified alternatives.

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#ChemicalCallout: Vitamin A and Retinol Derivatives

What Is It?

Vitamin A is naturally found in many animal foods like butter and cheese. It’s an essential nutrient, which means our body needs a healthy dose without overdoing it, like many vitamins. (more…)

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Top MADE SAFE Certified Skin Care Products

 

Top-Personal_Care - INSTAGRAMFinding safe skin care that’s both effective and made without toxic chemicals can be hard. We’re here to make it easy for you. All the products listed below are MADE SAFE® certified, which means that they’re made without known carcinogens, behavioral, reproductive, and neuro toxins, hormone disruptors, heavy metals, high risk pesticides, flame retardants, toxic solvents, and harmful VOCs. In addition, ingredients have been examined for bioaccumulation (builds up in our bodies), persistence (stays in the environment) and aquatic toxicity.
In short, it means that you can trust these products are made with safe ingredients that don’t harm human health or the environment. Enjoy! (more…)

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Toxic Chemicals in Hair Dye and Safer Options

 

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Conventional hair dye is made with harmful chemicals that are put directly on the scalp each time hair is dyed, either at home or in the salon. Salon workers are even more exposed to these chemicals – potentially to carcinogenic levels of harm – as they may perform multiple hair dying sessions in a day. (more…)

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Holiday Specials from Our Brands

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The cards are sent, the candles are lit, and the lights are up. The holidays are here, but there’s still time to find last-minute gifts for all your loved ones! Check out these deals from some of our brands with MADE SAFE® certified products. Happy giving! (more…)

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Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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Picking out non-toxic gifts is difficult, especially when it comes to stocking stuffers. Too often we end up filling stockings with plastic trinkets and toxic personal care products (unknowingly exposing our loved ones to harmful chemicals) and things that our giftee just plain won’t use. Our team has taken the guesswork out by creating a list of our favorite MADE SAFE® certified products that your family will love (and actually use!) this holiday season. (more…)

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Gift Guide: Personal Care & Cosmetics

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Personal care products and cosmetics are a common holiday gift, but ones that are truly safe and effective can be difficult to find. And all of us at Made Safe know that the holiday season means busy, busy, busy—no time to research ingredients and investigate products. This is why our team does the heavy lifting for you. All of the products in our gift guide are MADE SAFE® certified. (more…)

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Parabens in Personal Care Products

 
Parabens icon imageThis October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting common chemicals linked to breast cancer across a range of everyday products. According to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, a woman’s risk of breast cancer has increased by more than 40% over the last two decades, to a lifetime risk of 1 in 8. (more…)

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Nontoxic Back to School Tips

 
back-to-school graphicMany of you are prepping your kids to go back to school. You’ve likely been given a long list of supplies to buy for the first day. Unfortunately, many common back-to-school items can contain toxic ingredients. It can be hard to figure out what’s safe and what’s not, and sometimes it feels like you almost need a PhD just to research nontoxic products for your children—and we’re already busy enough as parents! (more…)

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