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Introducing MADE SAFE Certified Pure Natural Laundry Detergent

 
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”Robert Swan

This quote, coupled with a determination to protect their children, encompasses the principles that Pure Natural Cleaners is founded on. They struggled with their children’s allergic reactions to conventional laundry detergents, and upon learning that their family wasn’t alone in dealing with these reactions, they set out to create a laundry detergent that was harmless to their children’s health and the environment.  (more…)

Nontoxic Love: How to Avoid Harmful Chemicals in Sex Products

 
Nontoxic Love imageValentine’s Day is around the corner, and that means (let’s just say it) some of us are prepping to get lucky. So what better time to talk about what’s in sexual health products like lube and condoms, and feminine products like wipes and washes?

These are products that rarely get talked about, for obvious reasons. But we have to discuss what’s in them, because some of the common ingredients are harmful chemicals that come into contact with some of the most sensitive skin on our bodies—and in the case of women, some of the most absorptive. (more…)

Stay Involved: 2 Things You Can Do Right Now

 
After the unprecedented number of people participating in the historic Women’s March, we have some serious momentum to protect the things we believe in. Here’s are a couple of ways to keep it going.

In the face of the possibility that environmental regulations and policies could be rolled back or gutted entirely, it’s up to us to stand up to protect our health, the health of our families and communities, and of environment. (more…)

Sensitive Skin or Ezcema? Try a Lotion Bar

 
Have you ever tried a lotion bar? Since we certified Kosmatology lotion bars as MADE SAFE™, we’ve been loving trying them out!

First of all, let’s answer the usual question: “What’s a lotion bar?” It’s a concentrated solid moisturizing balm that, in the case of Kosmatology, comes in an applicator a lot like deodorant.  Kosmatology lotion bars are made with shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil, and scented with essential oils (and also comes unscented, if you prefer!). (more…)

3 Wellness Resolutions + Giveaways to Help You Keep Them

 
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Want some ideas for New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep? When it comes to resolving to get harmful chemicals out of your daily routine, you can’t go wrong. There are easy changes you can make and stick to, and they make a difference. Even the smallest step to live healthier can decrease the likelihood of health problems linked to toxic ingredients, like obesity, fertility problems or learning disabilities.
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How to Avoid Toxic Chemicals in Plastics

 
Toxic chemicals in plasticsIt’s nearly impossible to avoid plastics in our everyday lives, because it’s literally everywhere. Plastic packaging, plastic containers, plastic toys—the list goes on. But the thing is that studies show that plastic is loaded with toxic chemicals that can harm our health. (more…)

The TEDx Talk That Shocks – and Inspires

We live in a world of unprecedented toxic exposure. A world where babies are born pre-polluted, exposed to cocktail of harmful chemicals in utero. A world where diseases linked to toxic chemicals like cancer, auto-immune disorders, early-onset puberty, infertility, Alzheimers, ADHD, diabetes, and obesity are on the rise. (more…)

MADE SAFE Gift Guide

 

Recommendations from Founder Amy Ziff

Gift Guide

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…)