Non-toxic nails

Ladies! Before you and your little princess get manicured up for the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea, get some non toxic nail polish, free of known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and toluene, found in regular polish. These ingredients have been linked to problems ranging from skin irritation in people to birth defects in animals. It is particularly important for pregnant women and little girls to try and avoid these chemicals.

I like Priti Nails in Keepsake Rose and Pink Jewel Carnation. Many of their colors are on sale now for $8.75.

Piggy Paint is also adorable and sure to please little ballerinas everywhere. Check out their cute gift sets.

And since apparently no nail color is off limits even to adult women, go ahead and get yourself the Color Me Happy
Thanks to Greenni for this list of polishes that are free from all three of Formaldehyde, DBT and Toluene:
  • Piggy Paint, nontoxic, odorless, kid-friendly, kid-colored, water-based formula.
  • Honeybee Gardens, an alternative to solvent-based nail polish, water-based, odorless, removes with rubbing alcohol.
  • No-Miss, does not contain the three-to-avoid above, and also does not contain camphor.
  • Acquarella, water-based system of nail polish, conditioner, remover and moisturizer.
  • Suncoat, water-based nail polish that has been recognized and honored from the Canadian Health Food Association Expo.
  • Peacekeeper Cause-Metics, created by the Environmental Working Group as the safest paint-based natural nail polish.
  • Sante, created without the use of formaldehydes, toluene, and colophony rosin.
  • Nubar, carcinogen-free nail care products.
  • Safe Nail Polish, nontoxic, oderless, made in the USA.
  • Priti, nontoxic, made without the evil-three and all know carcinogenic ingredients.
  • Spa Ritual, vegan nail lacquers.

Happy Feet (nontoxic art)

We painted our 4 week old’s feet blue the other day and made an awesome series of three prints for his nursery. Wish we had had this nontoxic Clementine Art Paint – check it out at this cool store My Little Green Shop, offering affordable eco-friendly stuff. The site also has nontoxic glue, crayons and other fun craft projects

This Artterro Storybook Kit looks awesome. Not only is it made from wool, vegetable-based inks and recycled materials, but the company has also donated to Project Kids in Cambodia, an art program serving orphanages in Cambodia. This would make a great gift!

So order, muster and plan a fun, nontoxic afternoon for the kiddies. You know they’ll be sniffing the hard stuff at school.