Watch out for your nail polish, it can be very poisonous. Learn to identify the safest (Part 2)



1. Scotch Naturals

Scotch Naturals are by far my favorite of the brands I tried. The colors were great and they scored a 1/10 on the EWG database before they updated their system (I can’t find them in the new system). This brand is free of the chemicals listed above and didn’t have a strong smell.

I couldn’t find this brand locally so we ordered ours here. I found that this brand worked very much like conventional nail polish when I used their recommended base coat and top coat. The specific ones we ordered were:

Scotch Naturals is a grown-up version of the Hopscotch Kids brand, which is also a great option that is available in a lot of different colors.

2. Acquarella

Acquarella also ranked a 1/10 on the EWG database. It is definitely pricey so it isn’t one I would use regularly but it stayed on nails and didn’t have a strong chemical smell. It is available in a lot of colors and my daughters wanted all of them.

Aquarella nail polishes are water based, free of the chemicals listed above and even vegan and wheat free. They also make a non-toxic nail polish remover.

3. Honeybee Gardens

Another favorite with my tiny testers. This brand is also water-based, free of the three dangerous chemicals and has a low rating on the EWG database. It is available in 25 colors.

A great thing about Honeybee Gardens is that it can be removed with vodka or rubbing alcohol.

4. Piggy Paint

Definitely gets the award for cutest name and these were a favorite with my kids. This brand didn’t seem to stay on nails as long but that was fine with the kids since they want to change nail colors often anyway.

Piggy Paint is also one of the least expensive brands. We tried this sampler trio and it was less expensive than a single bottle of some of the other brands we tried.

5. Suncoat

Another non-toxic option with an EWG rating of 1. The interesting thing about Suncoat is that it peels off easily so no nail polish remover is even needed. This ended up being fun for the girls but it also didn’t last long on their nails since they had so much fun peeling it off.

Do you use nail polish? Have you ever looked at non-toxic options?