Standards & Disclosure

Mommy Greenest is a personal blog written and edited by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff. 

Editorial Standards

If a brand is featured as part of a Mommy Greenest Approved sponsored or an affiliate program, it will be clearly identified as such. The product has to fit my standards of sustainability—and awesomeness.

How do I determine those standards? In general, I depend on trusted resources like the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) and Environmental Working Group’s Consumer Guides to help guide my decision-making process. When it comes to personal care and cleaning products, I confirm that manufacturers don’t formulate with chemicals on the ever-updating International Chemical Secretariat SIN (Substitute It Now) List or TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption Exchange List of Potential Endocrine Distruptors). Fashion brands show they’re committed to the cause by manufacturing sustainably. I also reserve the right to reject or endorse brands based on gut instinct—it’s usually right.

Disclosure Policy

This blog has accepted forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. As owner of this blog, I may have been compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics; content that is associated with compensation is always clearly identified as such and I always reports my honest opinions, findings, beliefs or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest, but this content will always be identified as such. This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide any professional advice, opinions or services of any kind. Readers should always seek professional help with medical, safety, financial and other questions that arise. Also, I am not responsible for the republishing of Mommy Greenest content on other websites without my permission.

Why do I include sponsorship, affiliates and advertising? I spent years publishing EcoStiletto and never made a dime—actually, I paid to do it. During that time, sites like mine helped a lot of amazing brands get off the ground and I’m super proud of that. At, I spend less time writing about products, and more time writing about important things that people can do to make their lives a little bit healthier. But when I do find products that fit into that construct, I may work with the brand—with full disclosure to readers, of course.

For questions about this blog, please contact rachel(at)lincolnsarnoff.com. Thank you!

8 Comments

    • Rachel Sarnoff

      Thank you so much, Pauline! I appreciate you reading — and commenting! Please let me know if you have any questions as you work your way through. There’s a lot here 🙂

  • Michelle Castagne

    I submitted the link on the Weleda giveaway before I scrolled down to send my comment only to find no comment section. I scrolled to the bottom and all that was there was Copyright © 2015 · Mommy Greenest.
    My comment is “All the questions in the survey were easy.”
    I hope I’m not disqualified for not having the comment in the comment section.

    Thanks,
    Michelle Castagne

    • Rachel Sarnoff

      You are not disqualified, although I doubt you will see this comment. The reason that you don’t see the comments is because the text is mysteriously set to white and we can’t figure out how to fix it. Ghosts in the machine! Thanks for writing!

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