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.
Below are three ideas for detoxing your routine in 2017. And we’ll do you one better than just give you ideas. We’ll give you the actual products. We’re giving away a basket of MADE SAFE certified products to get your new year kicked off safe & healthy. See below to enter!
Nourish Your Skin
Our skin is our largest organ and absorbs much of what we put on it. Many skin care products are meant to stay on skin for a long time, like moisturizers and anti-aging creams, so you want to be extra sure that what you’re using doesn’t contain harmful chemicals that are sitting on your skin for long periods.
Treat yourself to some True Botanicals skin care products, all of which are certified made with safe ingredients. And they really work. True Botanicals conducted independent clinical studies that found their products outperformed the iconic Crème de la Mer in every test, including reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and increasing facial elasticity and smoothness. Start with True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisturizing Mask to remove dead skin cells and clear out pores.
Tip: Try to use skin care products containing minimal and recognizable ingredients in order to start reducing your exposure to toxic chemicals.
Green Your Cleaning
Conventional cleaning products can contain some very strong chemicals – including some toxic ones. Common chemicals in cleaners have been linked to health problems like fertility issues, birth defects, hormone disruption, breast cancer, asthma and other respiratory problems, and allergies.
Swap your conventional cleaner for Meliora Cleaning Products, which was founded by two engineers with a mission of creating a healthy and happy home life for all – one that doesn’t rely on secret formulas and mysterious chemicals. After careful research, Meliora Cleaning Products developed effective products that get the job done – without compromising the health of families or the planet. Try a starter bundle with Meliora laundry powder and soap stick.
Tip: Look for products with all ingredients listed on the label. Try to use a single multipurpose cleaner where possible so you can reduce your exposure to the myriad chemicals in many of those other cleaners on the market.
It’s nearly impossible to avoid plastic in our everyday lives. But if you can avoid it in some situations, you’re doing your body a big favor. Studies show that plastic is loaded with toxic chemicals like BPA and other bisphenols, phthalates, and PVC. In fact, some studies suggest that almost all plastics have estrogenic activity and therefore could leech endocrine disrupting chemicals into the food or liquid inside.
Swap your baby bottle, sippy cup, or sport bottle for Pura Stainless bottles. These bottles are the only MADE SAFE Nontoxic Certified bottles in the world, which means they’re lab-tested to ensure they don’t leech harmful chemicals.
Not only are Pura bottles nontoxic, they’re economical. Pura’s Baby Grows… Bottle Evolves strategy has a patented universal lid system that allows all Pura bottles to work with any lid Pura makes. A single bottle can transform from an infant bottle, to a sippy cup or a straw bottle for toddlers, and finally to a sport bottle (and vice versa) with a simple swap of the Pura lid. One set of bottles will last years and replace dozens of age specific bottles that end up in the trash when outgrown.
Tip: Try storing leftovers in glass or ceramic containers, and never microwave plastic, as high heat allows toxics to leech faster.
Enter the Giveaway
We’re giving away to one lucky winner a MADE SAFE certified basket of:
- True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisturizing Mask
- Meliora Starter Bundle of Laundry Powder and Soap Stick
- Pura Stainless 22oz insulated bottle
- Engage on our giveaway post on the MADE SAFE Facebook page
- Get extra entries by engaging in the same post on these brands’ Facebook pages:
Ends at noon Pacific on Friday, January 13, 2017.