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Poison Prevention Week: The Toxin You Don’t Think About

 
Poison warning imageBy Emily Walsh, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

“Educate Americans of all ages about the risks of poisoning.” The mission of National Poison Prevention Week is quite straightforward. Passed as an official awareness week by President Kennedy, the third week in March has been the cornerstone of poison prevention since 1961.

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Why What You Put on Your Baby’s Skin Matters

 

Pleni Naturals founder Allyson Owens tells us about formulating safe baby products, her decision to use fruit and veggie-based ingredients, and tips for reducing kids’ exposure to toxic chemicals. Watch to get the goods!

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The Truth About Shampoo & Conditioner

 
Shampoo infographicThis week, we’re bringing you the facts on your beloved hair care products. We use shampoo and conditioner on a regular basis. You’d think that such essential products would be simple to make and wouldn’t contain harmful chemicals, right?

Shampoos and conditioners are made with ingredients that are very common, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily safe to use. (more…)

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Presenting Natracare: First-Ever MADE SAFE Certified Feminine Care

 
Natracare just made history by becoming the first brand with MADE SAFE™ certified pads, tampons, maternity pads, and nursing pads.

Why is this a big deal? Because, if you’ve ever looked at the label on the conventional pad or tampon box, you might find it a bit lacking. The feminine care industry has historically been shrouded in secrecy. (more…)

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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…)

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Healthy Love Tips from Good Clean Love

 

We had the pleasure of sitting down with the founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, Wendy Strgar.

Good Clean Love was the first company to achieve MADE SAFE certification for personal lubricants and wash. See certified products here. The company also takes a holistic view of sexual health: its Make It Good blog talks about all things involving a healthy love life. (more…)

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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…)

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