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December MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – Candles

A Note to Those Who Have Come Along for the Whole Year

December New Years Revolution imageIt’s hard to believe that we are here—a whole year of taking concrete steps towards cultivating a healthier home environment through our New Year’s Revolution Challenge. We are so glad you joined us for this journey. It is our hope that the twelve swaps we suggested, however small, are helping to reduce the number of harmful substances in your living space. Our intention is to do the best we can right now, while striving to continue to do better when it is possible. Every seemingly small decision gives you the opportunity to align yourself with your commitment to healthy living!
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MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – AUGUST Air Freshener Challenge

  New Year's Revolution graphicBad odors: something that no one wants around.

You want to know about something else you might not want around?

The concerning ingredients in conventional air fresheners often used to combat those bad odors. (more…)

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#ChemicalCallout: Toluene

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What Is It?

Toluene is a petrochemical or lab-produced solvent used in air fresheners, sex toys, and in personal care products like nail polish, nail treatments, and hair dyes. Toluene is also found in ambient air in salons from the use of hair and nail treatments, and in homes, workplaces, and cars as a result of air freshener use. Toluene is also an environmental pollutant. 
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Toxic Chemicals in Air Fresheners

Toxic chemicals in air fresheners imageWe 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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Spreading Holiday Cheer Without Toxic Fear

A Guide to Safer Candles & Scents

Toxic chemicals in candles imageAs the cold of winter slowly creeps into the air, we find joy in the search for ways to add warmth to shorter days. Warmth in family and friends joining our homes, and warmth in seasonal products which heighten our senses.

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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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New MADE SAFE Certified Hair Color from Radico

 
Many women (and men) head to the salon every month or color their locks at home every few weeks. But hair dye contains many egregiously toxic chemicals, and there just aren’t many healthy alternatives on the market. (more…)

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