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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Soap

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Hand soap: you use it every day, but have you ever turned the bottle around and wondered what’s in there? Or perhaps, the better question to ask is, what shouldn’t be in there? Take a look at a few of the common ingredients added into liquid hand soap formulations to learn what to avoid.

Skip to the bottom for better hand soap solutions.

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Nontoxic Intimacy: Ingredients of Concern in Sexual Health Products

Nontoxic Intimacy blog graphicValentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love of all kinds. While our kids are writing notes and sending chocolates, we can’t help but think about the different forms of intimacy. And thinking about intimacy leads us to the concerning ingredients found in many sexual health products.

This blog is filled with tips for avoiding yucky ingredients that have no place in your intimacy plans. Products that are used in sensitive areas of your body are especially important to consider, as the tissue in these areas is more permeable than the rest of your skin. That’s why sexual health products should not be made with or contaminated by potentially harmful or harsh ingredients. Read on to learn about some common ingredients better left outside of the bedroom. (more…)

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What’s Inside Your Body Wash?

We spend a lot of time thinking about the ingredients in our facial products and hair care, but what about our shower routine? What are we cleansing our bodies with every day – and what’s washing down the drain? (more…)

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10 Ways to Live Less Toxic in 2021

Live less toxic blog post image2021: 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.

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MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – SEPTEMBER Body Wash Challenge

  September New Year's Revolution graphicIn our monthly steps to reduce the burden of toxic chemicals in our homes, our most-used products are typically a good place to start since those are the products we come into contact with most frequently.

One of the typical high-use products that many of us don’t stop to consider very often is our body wash. 
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New Year’s Revolution – February’s Hand Soap Challenge

 
MADE SAFE Revolution graphic image FebruaryIn case you missed it, as we begin a new year here at MADE SAFE, we’re going beyond resolutions by kicking off a year-long revolt against the toxic consumer products that are in our homes.

We’re calling it a New Year’s Revolution.

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The (Healthy) Sex Talk: What’s Actually Inside Sexual Health Products

 
Toxic chemicals in sexual health products graphicHave you ever thought about what you’re putting on or inside the most sensitive parts of your body? At MADE SAFE, we sure have – so we think it’s time that the sex talk is transformed into the healthy sex talk.

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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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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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