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How to Find Safer Cleaning Products

 
Toxic chemicals in cleanersConventional cleaning products can contain some very strong chemicals – including some harmful ones. Common chemicals in cleaners have been linked to a range of human health harm, from reproductive problems like fertility issues and birth defects, hormone disruption, breast cancer, asthma and other respiratory problems, and allergies. (more…)

How to Detox Your Sleep

 
sisters in bed imageIf you’re going to choose one room in your house to detox, it’s a good idea to start where you sleep.

The body does important rejuvenation, repair and detoxification work when resting. But if the environment you sleep in is toxic, you’re adding unnecessary work to the load, limiting the body’s innate ability to preserve our health and prepare us for the new day ahead.

Babies and children are particularly vulnerable to toxic chemicals in this regard. They sleep more than adults to support their rapid mental and physical development; combined with the fact that exposure to toxic chemicals during these critical windows of development can be detrimental, it’s important that babies and children are sleeping on safe surfaces. (more…)

Nontoxic Tips

 
Nontoxic Tips_ Easy Steps for Living a Nontoxic LifeSometimes it seems overwhelming to try to avoid toxic chemicals in your everyday life. Trust us, we understand – with confusing labels, greenwashing, and the prospect of endless research, living healthy can be a big task.

But here’s the thing: it doesn’t have to be so hard. Every step to reduce harmful chemicals, no matter how small, makes a difference in levels of toxic chemicals in your body. (more…)

MADE SAFE Swap: Feminine Wash

 Good Clean Love Balance Moisturizing WashFeminine washes are made for some of the most absorptive and sensitive skin on women’s bodies. So you’d think ingredients used in them would be highly regulated and monitored for safety, right?

Unfortunately, that’s not the case. (more…)

Top MADE SAFE™ Certified Skin Care Products

 
Top-Personal_Care - INSTAGRAMFinding 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!

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Ten Simple Ways to Detox Your Home

 
Ten Simple Ways to Detox Your HomeYou’ve seen the headlines: fire retardants in crib mattresses, endocrine disruptors in baby bottles, carcinogens in cosmetics, secret toxic fragrance chemicals. You think, “Well, of course I want to avoid these and find the healthy options.” You start out with the best of intentions, and then you discover it’s harder than you thought to figure out what’s actually safe and what’s not. (more…)

MADE SAFE Certified: Naturepedic Bedding

Naturepedic-SOCMEDIAThe body does important rejuvenation, repair and detoxification work when resting. But if the environment you sleep in is toxic, you’re adding unnecessary work to the load limiting the body’s innate ability to preserve our health and prepare us for the new day ahead. (more…)

Pleni Naturals: MADE SAFE Certified with Fruit & Vegetable Ingredients

 
Pleni Naturals productsHave you ever heard the saying that your skin care should be safe enough to eat? Allyson Owens, founder of Pleni Naturals, took that to heart in formulating her baby balm, baby oil, and hair & body wash. Allyson is a former aesthetician and experienced product developer with over 15 years working in the skincare industry, and crafted each product with organic fruit and vegetable ingredients like mango butter, cucumber oil, olive oil, apple-based cleansing agents, and vanilla fruit extract. (more…)