Go ahead and read the ingredients on the back of your nail polish remover bottle… dare ya! I guarantee it doesn’t contain 3 ingredients. I double-guarantee it doesn’t contain 3 safe ingredients like mine does! So I’ll teach you how to make my own nail polish remover at home without any of the nasty side effects you’ll get from those chemical-laden store brands. Have you ever gone dizzy after removing your toe polish just from the fumes? That’s a thing of the past now! Scroll down and I’ll show you a healthier way! And after you’ve tackled those toes, check this makeup remover recipe out next!
What you need
- Is an environmentally-friendly, yet effective cleaner
- Contains acids, which help to break down the polish
- You can substitute apple cider vinegar here too
- Safe for multi-purpose use without the toxicity
- The higher the percentage, the effective ⏤ I’m using 99% here, but use what you have, or what you can find
Citrus Bliss essential oil
- Special blend containing wild orange, lemon, grapefruit, mandarin, bergamot, tangerine, clementine and a hint of vanilla
- Contains cleansing, disinfecting and purifying properties
- Has a fresh, sweet scent that smells amazing!
- I love using glass containers for my DIY products, the one I used was a repurposed yogurt container, but I’ve linked something similar for you just in case!
- Making this DIY nail polish remover and other made-at-home products is a great way to lower your plastic usage and be more eco-friendly, since you are not only buying less products packaged in plastic, but also using more non-toxic ingredients. High five, Mother Earth!
How to make
- Remove the cap on your air-tight container and get ready to add:
- 1/3 cups each of white vinegar and isopropyl alcohol
- Next, add 15 drops of Citrus Bliss essential oil
- If you don’t have Citrus Bliss, feel free to substitute your favorite citrus essential oil here. Think Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Orange, Tangerine, Clementine or any combination of the above!
- Close your air-tight container and shake to combine
- All done!
How to use
- Dip a clean cotton ball and apply to the polished nail
- Add slight pressure to saturate
- Then rub to remove nail polish
- Repeat as necessary until all nail polish has been removed
- Once done, wash and moisturize hands and nails
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