NAIL VARNISH /POLISHES
What is in Nail varnishes and Polishes?
I have always thought the smell of a nail varnish, smelt toxic, it is such a pungent smell. I can not say that I was surprised after seeing what is in them .
I have found less toxic nail polishes, why on earth are they still using the others?
What those people working in the Nail Salons breathing in day after day?
It cannot be good for your health.
Then I think back to the nail polish sets made up for little girls to play with, it is very worrying that companies think that is OK to allow children these products.
Talking about Nail polish and children.
When my oldest girls were young( before I realised what was in this stuff!) they had used a pink nail varnish in their room, well I found it eventually in the washing machine, with the bedding.
And no that I couldn’t get off the bedding! It was very permanent. A lesson I learnt , not to leave it within little hands.
THOUGHT CO .COM Have a fact filled article on HOW NAIL POLISH WORKS with links to the chemicals inside and a little of the history of these products.
This is an article written by the INDEPENDENT that says” There’s the “toxic trio” – formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and toluene, while other chemicals in the mix include triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), formaldehyde resin and camphor.” READ the rest of the article on the link.
They give a list of the top 12 NON TOXIC and VEGAN NAIL POLISHES . Its a great read!
–Free from DBP, Formaldehyde, Parabens and Gluten. Vegan Friendly and Halal Certified.
Many other BREATHABLE ORLY COLOURS here
NAILBERRY Free from formaldehyde, toluene, camphor, DPB and formaldehyde resin chemicals.
Our fingernail polish is free of toxics, TPHP, TOLUENE, FORMALDEHYDE or DBP. Our polish is suitable for EVERYONE including pregnant women, children of every age and allergy sufferers. Don’t take a chance with your nails.
I had not heard of this company before. Made in USA , some lovely colours available.
MADE HOW. COM have how the structure of nail varnish is made, it can be very flammable , I never knew that it had (cellulose nitrate) cotton, a flammable and explosive ingredient also used in making dynamite( taken from the link)
TOXIC EFFECTS ON YOUR BODY
THE HEALTHY .COM discuss what the effect on the body , just after 10 hours of wearing can do.
NAIL POLISHES EXPLAINED BY GEORGE ZAIDAN
George explains ,just what each ingredient does in modern nail varnishes, then goes on to make his own Homemade version, based on an old list of ingredient that were used in the past. Great video.
NAIL POLISH REMOVER
What chemicals are in these products?
There is an informative article on SAFE COSMETICS.ORG
HOMEMADE RECIPES from STYLECRAZE for 6 DIY Ideas for nail polish remover.
KAMA ORGANIC BEAUTY NATURAL SOYBEAN LAVENDER NAIL POLISH REMOVER
Karma organic lavender nail polish remover is free from toxic, acetone and alcohol, things which dries out your skin and damages the nails.
Have recipes and other ideas to removing nail polish.
WIKIHOW has some other methods including using toothpaste! and lemon juice for removing nail polish.