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. (more…)
Have 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…)
Announcing the first-ever MADE SAFE™ certified bug repellent just in time for those last summer outdoor adventures: Kosmatology Bug Repellent Balm. (more…)
It’s bug season. Whether playing in the park, hanging out in the backyard or camping, mosquitos and no-see-ums never fail to find our kiddos. If we can’t fully prevent the bugs from getting to them, the least we can do is soothe their bites with safe ingredients. (more…)
Our skin is our largest organ, and absorbs much of what we put on it. When it comes to personal care products things like deodorant, sunscreen, moisturizer and lip balm are meant to stay on our skin for a long time, which means a longer period for our skin to absorb some of what’s in those products.
True Botanicals has just become the first MADE SAFE™ Brand in the world. This means that not only they certify every single product in their current line, they also committed formulating every single future product in accordance with the stringent MADE SAFE standard.
Why is this a big (huge!) deal? Here’s why: there are approximately 85,000 chemicals in use today on the marketplace and hundreds of new ones are created annually–but very few of them have been tested for their long-term impacts on our health. (more…)
The Green Science Policy Institute found that 80% of baby products tested contain flame retardants include nursing pillows, car seats, portable crib mattresses, baby carriers, strollers, and changing table pads. Studies show that these toxic chemicals appear immediately in the bloodstream and urine, and are to long-term impacts like endocrine disruption, lower IQ, ADD, fertility issues, thyroid disease and cancer. They are heavy polymers and wind up in common household dust; they’re inhaled and consumed and then stored in our fat, and they bio-accumulate and increase through the food chain, according to numerous studies.
It can be hard to find a safe laundry detergent that you can trust. Some detergents can contain 1,4-dioxane, a cancer-causing chemical that’s a common contaminant from ingredients like sodium laureth sulfate. Laundry detergents can also contain synthetic fragrance ingredients that can get into our bodies and harm our health. One study showed that women who use fragranced laundry detergent during pregnancy had higher levels of tonalide, a common fragrance ingredient that’s a hormone disruptor, in their breast milk. (more…)
A quick glance at a product’s ingredient list can tell you a lot about its safety – if you know what to look for! With over 85,000 chemicals used in an array of products today, it can be hard for anyone to effectively track safe vs. toxic ingredients without a database at your fingertips, but we recognize it’s an excellent place to start. Read ingredients and jot down anything you don’t understand to look up later. You’ll learn a lot.
Then we have good news for you! We’ve just certified the first MADE SAFE™ cleaning products in the world: soap flakes and laundry powder from Meliora Cleaning Products.
Why is this a big deal? Household cleaning products have come under fire in recent years for commonly containing chemicals linked to fertility problems, birth defects, increased risk of breast cancer, hormone disruption, and respiratory problems. Laundry detergent in particular can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a known carcinogen listed on California’s Proposition 65 list. What’s more, ingredients aren’t required by law to be listed on cleaners, leaving consumers in the dark on toxic chemicals and how to choose safer products. (more…)