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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Soap

Toxic chemicals in hand soap imageHand 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.

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Toxic Chemicals in Hand Sanitizer

Toxic chemicals in hand sanitizer imageHand washing with soap is considered the first line of defense for hygiene, but when that option isn’t available, hand sanitizers are a big help. The first thing to consider when shopping for hand sanitizer is the active ingredient, which is the ingredient that performs the sanitizing.

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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. (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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The Story of a COVID-19 Pregnancy

 
Interview with Elizabeth imageAn Interview with MADE SAFE’s Elizabeth

Preparing for motherhood isn’t always an easy journey, let alone planning for the arrival of a little one in the midst of a global health crisis. Many women are finding themselves treading water in a sea of unknowns beyond what is the common experience in the transition to motherhood. For MADE SAFE, this hits especially close to home as our team member, Elizabeth, found herself in this very position. Elizabeth kindly offered to share her experience in the hopes that it may encourage other mothers who may be walking a similar road right now.

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Announcing our biggest brand yet: Seventh Generation

BY AMY ZIFF

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When I started MADE SAFE I wanted to help bring about change to the everyday products that we use and to the things we all invite into our homes. We either use these items daily or they are part of our rituals, but we hardly ever think about the impact they may have on our health or on the environment. I wanted to unveil the mystery surrounding these things and reveal the truth that, in fact, there is no single overarching agency harmonizing a sensible, precautionary approach to chemical use in the United States today.

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New MADE SAFE Certified Product from NUELE

 
NUELE hair serum imageWhat do we love about NUELE? A lot! The idea behind the company, founded by Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola and Anne Cheatham, was to make a hair product that nourished hair, was safe to use, could help women wear different hairstyles depending on the look they wanted each day, and supported local farmers and small economies through its production. That’s all pretty easy to get behind, right?

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New MADE SAFE Certified Product from Betterair

 
Betterair product imageOften, we think of pollution as being an outdoor air issue. However, the air in your home or office can also be polluted by pollen, mold, and VOCs, among other culprits. Because indoor air quality can be a problem, Betterair spent nine years researching and developing their proprietary blend of probiotics specifically for indoor use. The use of probiotics to clean, not only the air, but the surfaces in your home is innovative, and we are excited to have certified Betterair’s environmental probiotic formula, Environmental Probiotics as MADE SAFE.

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Q & A with Ronnie Citron-Fink, Author of True Roots

 

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Interview with Ronnie Citron-Fink, Author of True Roots and Editorial Director of Moms Clean Air Force

As a journalist covering health and the environment, Ronnie Citron-Fink knew something wasn’t right with all of the unpronounceable chemical names on the back of her box of hair dye. So she started asking questions and digging into the answers. And after 25 years of coloring, Ronnie gave up hair dye.

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New MADE SAFE Certified Products from Clary Collection

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Adriel Denae and Jen Auerbach began crafting herbal infusions during their first pregnancies. Their transition to motherhood sparked a new appreciation for the importance of skincare created with safe ingredients. They began making their own skincare products using the traditional craft of oil infusion. Adriel and Jen’s newfound clarity about ingredients and skincare developed into Clary Collection.

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