Many of us don’t realize that access to soap and a place to wash our hands is still a luxury that is out of reach for people in many corners of the world. Today, 1.4 million children still die from diseases that could be prevented through the simple act of handwashing. For Soapply founder, Mera McGrew, this became obvious when she lived and worked in Africa. She returned to the US determined to build a soap company, but Soapply is about more than just soap. (more…)
Finding 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…)
Titanium dioxide is a naturally-occurring mineral found in the earth’s crust. Because of its white color, opaqueness, and ability to refract light, the ingredient is often used as a pigment, brightener, and opacifier, which is an ingredient that makes a formulation more opaque. (more…)
This 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 percent over the last two decades, to a lifetime risk of 1 in 8. (more…)
We take probiotics to keep the good bacteria in our guts healthy. Skin relies on probiotics and good bacteria, called the microbiome, to maintain a healthy balance in the same way the gut does. So why not nurture the microbiome for healthy skin as well? (more…)
AO+ Mist, Mother Dirt’s signature product containing live bacteria, has been certified free of any chemicals known to harm human health or the environment.
Cambridge, MA (July 17, 2017) – Mother Dirt, the first company to create live probiotic skincare products that nurture the good bacteria of the skin, today announced that its AO+ Mist now bears the groundbreaking MADE SAFE® (Made With Safe Ingredients) seal. Beyond developing a consumer line that nurtures the beneficial bacteria on our skin, the certification echoes Mother Dirt’s commitment to putting consumer safety first, and providing full ingredient transparency when it comes to formulating its biome-friendly products. (more…)
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…)
Then we have good news for you! We’ve just certified the first MADE SAFE™ cleaning products in the world: soap flakes and laundry powder from Meliora Cleaning Products.
Why is this a big deal? Household cleaning products have come under fire in recent years for commonly containing chemicals linked to fertility problems, birth defects, increased risk of breast cancer, hormone disruption, and respiratory problems. Laundry detergent in particular can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a known carcinogen listed on California’s Proposition 65 list. What’s more, ingredients aren’t required by law to be listed on cleaners, leaving consumers in the dark on toxic chemicals and how to choose safer products. (more…)
For years, Alaffia has led the way in ethically sourced and produced personal care products. Now the company is taking the next step in its commitment to sustainability by pioneering the MADE SAFE™ (Made with Safe Ingredients) seal for many of its products.
In fact, Alaffia’s shampoos, soaps, and baby wash are the first products in the world in those categories to be certified MADE SAFE! (more…)
MADE SAFE certified products by Alaffia are made without known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins and other chemicals found to harm human health
For years, Alaffia has led the way in ethically sourced and produced personal care products. Now the company is taking the next step in its commitment to sustainability by pioneering the revolutionary new MADE SAFE™(Made with Safe Ingredients) seal for many of its products. As the first human health certification to apply to a wide variety of consumer products, the MADE SAFEseal empowers people to easily purchase items that that are safe to use with their families. The company has certified many of its shampoos, soaps, baby washes, and other personal care products. A list of certified items can be found here. (more…)
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Disclaimer: The Initial Look™ Evaluation and Transformation Partner programs are separate and distinct from and not in any way associated with or related to the MADE SAFE® certification program. Participation in the Initial Look™ Evaluation and/or Transformation Partner program does not entitle the participant to use the MADE SAFE® certification mark in any manner.