Sprout Non-Toxic Nail Polish is a great alternative! Here is the explanation of the difference between traditional polishes and the Sprout brand, straight from their Etsy shop page:
Solvent based nail polish can contain phthalates, toluene, acetone, benzene, ethyl alcohol, and/or formaldehyde which are absorbed by your body. Formaldehyde has been linked to lung and nasal cancer, and is considered a know carcinogen. Toluene has been known to effect the nervous system and cause dizziness, headaches, eye irritation, nausea, birth defects, developmental abnormalities, and liver and kidney damage. Phthalates has been linked to productive issues if exposed to pregnant women. Sprout’s Ingredients: Waterbase acrylics copolymers, some colors may contain mica, titanium dioxide and a variety of lead free pigments. Water is a major component in our nail polish. The acrylic polymers are biologically inactive. In short, these ingredients are not absorbed by your body. Therefore safe to use and safe if ingested.
Because of these differences, Sprout products are suitable for children, pregnant women, and anyone concerned with traditional ingredients! I’m happy to learn about a safe option for my little girls, and excited to have some girly time with C!
Right now on Zulily.com, Sprout Non-Toxic Nail Polish is on sale! Get individual colors as low as $5.99, or sets of 4 for $11.99! I think I’m going to buy a set for C for her birthday so we can have a little Mommy/Daughter time!
Note: Shipping at Zulily.com starts at $5.95, but remember to take advantage of the All-Day Shopping, One-Time Shipping, which can save you a lot on shipping costs. The All-Day Shopping, One-Time Shipping deal means that once you checkout and pay standard shipping on one order, all additional orders for the rest of the day ship for free!
Note: It looks like these aren’t on the main page anymore, but if you type Sprout Nails into the search box, it will pop up