Wow! Aren't they pretty? A rainbow of tiny bottles containing sparkly red, pink, and yellow paint adorn the shelves of the cosmetics aisle inside your favorite retail chain store – begging to be purchased. Your paint-chipped nails are envious so, without another thought, you grab your favorite color along with a bottle of acetone nail polish remover and head home to give yourself a relaxing mani/pedi. One hour later and..ta-da! You now have beautiful fingers and toes! Not so beautiful, however: toxic chemicals found in your favorite nail care products are making you, and our environment, sick!
Harmful chemicals used by many mainstream cosmetics companies may help keep your favorite nail polish shiny, lovely, and chip-free, but each little bottle comes with a price that can damage the overall health of your body. Bad-for-you chemicals used to formulate nail care products have been linked to certain cancers and nervous system disorders. In recent years, scientific studies have shown a link between major health problems in nail salon workers and their exposure to a cocktail of toxic chemicals found in nail care products. According to scientific reports by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), formaldahyde (found in traditional nail polish and nail hardener) is a known human carcinogen that has been linked to nasal cancer, lung cancer, asthma, and reproductive disorders. Ever wonder why the nail technicians at your favorite salon wear masks over their noses and mouths? Hmm. OSHA also reports that toxic fumes (from dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and formaldahyde, especially) in nail care products pollute the air you – and even your unborn baby – breathe. And those fumes stick around your body, organs, and the environment for years after initial exposure.
But what if there were a better, healthier, and environmentally-sound way to keep those fingers and toes polished, buffed, and beautiful? Well, you're in luck! Our natural nail polish
, organic nail polish remover, natural body butters, and more are non-toxic and free of nasty cancer-causing chemicals. Convinced? The environment, our treasured marine life, your body, and loved ones will all thank you for going the natural route. Oh, and your nails will be pretty happy too.