37. Get a ‘3-free’ manicure

Nail polish

Putting some cheerful colour on your nails can really brighten the mood of the day. Choose a nail polish with minimal chemicals and stay healthy, sustainable and fabulous.

How to make the change
Look for nail polish that is “3-free” (or even 5 or 7-free). That means avoiding these three chemicals: formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), toluene (known to cause neurological damage) and DBP Phthalates (an endocrine disrupter). Use acetone-free nail polish remover that comes in a biodegradable bottle.

Why make the change?
The distinct smell of nail polish reveals that we’re dealing with chemical substances. Some of the ingredients used in nail polish have been tied to cancer, miscarriages and lung diseases in workers at nail salons. The people that deal with this every day are using mouth protection, doesn’t that indicate something? What happens when these chemicals gets into the soil?

NINJA1Be a climate ninja
Go all natural and skip nail polish entirely. No nail polish means less glass and plastics being tossed away – one step closer to zero waste. Or at least cut down and use it for special occasions only. That way it will feel more special when you wear it.

Read more:
7 nail polish companies that are health and planet friendly



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