October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we are spreading the good word: get yourself checked. This doesn’t necessarily mean putting yourself through the boob-squish-erator that is the mammogram machine—though if you’re over 40 it may be time for that move, and every two to three years subsequently. In the meantime, starting in your 20s, it’s important to get a breast exam from your healthcare provider at least every one to three years, according to the National Cancer Society.
Besides getting professionally felt up, there are many ways you can participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Donating to Planned Parenthood is incredible because they offer mammograms, exams, and screenings as an all-encompassing part of women’s reproductive health.
You can shop, too. While some brands donate to cancer awareness foundations, some of our favorite non-toxic brands are born of the cause, and consistently contribute to products and processes that support healthy, cancer-free living.