One-Ingredient Nail Polish Remover

Let's get straight to it. Toss your toxic AF nail polish removers out and grab the lemongrass essential oil.  Not much fluff necessary with this one. A few drops of lemongrass essential oil onto a cotton swab will remove an entire hand of polish. Truth. 

Benefits of using Lemongrass:

1. The smell is fantastic. 

2. It's one ingredient. You don't even have to question it because it's that simple. 

3. It actually does nourish and moisturize your nails.

4. Non-Endocrine disrupting (As oppose to typical polish removers)

5. Feel good using it even on the littlest nails. 

Typical Ingredients Found in a Polish Remover:

  • Acetone (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen) C3H6O

  • Ethyl Acetate- colorless, flammable liquid

  • Butyl Acetate- production of lacquers

  • Glycerin- helps nails and skin from drying out (you know, from all the other chemicals)

  • Phthalic Anhydride

  • Petroleum

  • Cetyl Acetate

I think I'll stick with the Lemongrass. ;) 

"It's easy to separate ourselves from what's actually in the bottles we buy because it's so conveniently marketed and certainly accessible." 

I have been on the search for a great non-toxic nail polish remover for a while. I've tried a few but never been overly impressed. Plus, a lot of the better options still contain iffy chemicals. Truthfully, I didn't really care as much about this until my daughter, Raegan, started to love painting her nails. Isn't it funny how we a lot of times we cast aside the concerns of something until it surrounds our kids? But really it's just as important for us to concern ourselves with the chemicals we're layering on.  As Raegan has grown up a little I learned quickly how, down to every detail, she replicates my actions. If I wear make up, she wants to too. If I paint my nails, she wants to too. If I do yoga, she wants to too. If I eat salad, she wants to too. So thank you baby girl for making me double evaluate everything I use and do. 

-xo, Chels