Beautiful painted nails for autumn
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A beautiful manicure is a wonderful treat and using just the right color can put you in a great mood. But toxic chemicals are unfortunately an unwanted part of our nail care experience. They can damage your nails and expose you to nasty airborne allergens or irritants.

So, while no nail polish is totally chemical free, we have assembled a list of some of the best brands of non-toxic nail polish out there. Hopefully these non-toxic nail polish brands can make painting your nails more about fun, and less about fumes!


Acquarella nail polishes are water-based, free of nasty chemicals and come in a wide array of colors. It also stays on very well. But, all of that comes with a price. This stuff isn’t cheap!


By eliminating camphor, toluene, formaldehyde resin,formaldehyde, and DBP from its products, Zoya changed the way that nail polish was made. We are all thanking them for that! They have become very popular and an added bonus is they release new colors every season!


LVX is free of the nasty chemicals we have been discussing, while also being vegan, cruelty-free, and made in America. The brand is luxurious and the colors pop – inspired by high fashion.


These guys have thought of everything when it comes to being eco-friendly… right down to the lid. Sheswai uses sustainably harvested wood, instead of a plastic ca! How cool is that? Plus, none of the products are ever tested on animals and the company donates to wildlife and environmental charities regularly.

Jennifer Fisher RGB

This brand of high-end lacquers is free of the harmful chemicals, and is animal friendly, eco-conscious and committed to building a brand that cares about beauty, health, and the safety of our earth all at once.

Scotch Naturals

Scotch Naturals is one of the best brands out there and a fan favorite. The colors are amazing and unique and they smell like virtually nothing.


Suncoat uses natural ingredients, water, and mineral pigments, to create nail polish that is peelable. That’s right. It is peelable, which means you never need remover. They sell amazing colors and unique nail art that is all-natural, fume-free and easy as 1-2-3 to get off.

Honeybee Gardens

Like Suncoat, this brand is water-based. It is not peelable, but it will come off with vodka or rubbing alcohol. No nasty remover fumes, either!

Piggy Paint

Piggy Paint is also one of the least expensive brands of natural nail polishes out there. However, it does not last as long as some of the others. It is the perfect choice for kids who want to change their colors every other day.

Are you ready to find your perfect polish? Just remember that not all nail polishes are created equal. Look for all-natural formulas from brands that value the earth and your health as much as you do. Do you have a favorite brand that missed the list? Let me know in the comments below.