Hello Natural Beauties!!
Who doesn’t love to look down at their hand and see beautifully shaped, gorgeous, healthy nails? To keep your nails lovely, treat them by rubbing olive, coconut or sunflower oil onto them every day for extra hydration and add a drop or two of Tea Tree, Lavender and Grapefruit oil for extra nourishment! You can make your own mixture be re-filling an empty nail polish bottle after cleaning it thoroughly.
Here’s a list of the best 7 Free and 9 Free non-toxic nail polishes: Non-Toxic Nails
Be sure that the nail polish you use is at least “5 Free” (free of these 5 toxins)…here’s why:
Nails are very porous, especially when wet, and anything that goes onto the nails is instantly absorbed into the bloodstream. It’s so important to use nail polishes that don’t contain toxic chemicals that can harm our bodies. Most conventional nail polishes contain these harmful ingredients, so be sure yours do not:
Formaldehyde – Formaldehyde vapors are irritating to our system and can trigger asthma. Formaldehyde is also a known human carcinogen, a factor directly involved in causing cancer.
Toluene – Toluene is toxic to the nervous system, impairs breathing, can cause nausea, developmental damage to the fetus, and is linked to malignant lymphoma. You can be exposed to toluene by breathing it in or getting it on your skin, causing skin irritation.
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) – Dibutyl Phthalate is an endocrine disruptor and has been linked to cancer. DBP has also been connected to birth defects in studies involving lab animals. In fact, this toxin was added to the California Proposition 65 list of suspected teratogens, which are agents that cause malformations of an embryo.
Camphor – Camphor can cause seizures, liver damage and disorientation if used in large doses. This chemical acts as a cover on your nails, depriving them of nutrients and causing yellow staining on your nails.
Phthalates – Phthalate exposure can occur from breathing in air that contains phthalate vapors or dust contaminated with phthalate particles. Linked to developmental damage to the fetus.