One Clean Thing: Kids Nail Polish
Scotch Naturals is leading the way in water-based and toxin free nail products. In addition to being “3 free” (free of formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl Phthalate) they’ve also eliminated ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, acetone, and heavy metals from their formulations. And now they have a line of kid’s nail colors called Hopscotch, in addition to their beautiful grown up line of polishes.
If you have kids than you’ve probably already experienced first hand the kind of influence you have over their choices (when they’re young – all bets are off the table during those teenage years!). We are their strongest teachers and we lead by example in almost all cases, especially in product and brand loyalty. Help them understand why you spend so much time researching the ingredients in the products you buy. Or why it matters to you that their clothing was not made by the hands of slave and child labor.
My daughter used to always ask for a certain little Latina-themed kids’ shampoo she could spot with laser like vision at Target. I would feel a little guilty frequently denying her the “fun” products until I finally explained that although the bottle was cute the stuff inside was not good for her body and that I’m doing my best to keep her safe and healthy. Now she points to that bottle and reminds me that it’s “not good for my body” every time we pass that section.
I’m not quite ready to paint her tiny nails, but I’ve got a few tweens in my life who will be getting some Hopscotch polishes this summer.