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  • Bio sourced nail polish or the least toxic possible

    Posted by Fgm1515 on September 7, 2022 at 2:37 pm
      Hi! I’m interested in making a nail polish but mostly solvent bio sourced or if not bio sourced the least toxic possible. Can someone help me with that? Also I’m afraid I can’t find the ingredients to do so or the importation of those ingredients will be too hard to do. Ingredients are easy to find in any country?. Please if you can give me some light it would be appreciated.
    Thank you so much in advance.
    oldperry replied 1 year, 5 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • PhilGeis

    Member
    September 7, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Suppose you could try acetates - ethyl and butyl.  Think there are natural sources.
    Not sure what you mean by least toxic.  suggest you refer to CIR (https://www.cir-safety.org/) for safety in use and avoid EWG et al.

  • Fgm1515

    Member
    September 7, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Thank you. Any suggestion about a consultant/formulator?

  • pharma

    Member
    September 7, 2022 at 8:52 pm
    You’ll easily find solvent alternatives online, such as THIS.
    Ethyl acetate isn’t a bad guy (certainly better than other solvents) but it’s not green chemistry or really that renewable aka bio-based. As an alternative, ethyl lactate comes to mind.
    BTW I’m not too familiar with making nail polish but the few things I know (basically THIS)… the solvent part is probably the least concern (????). If you want to replace acetone, methyl acetate might work though it’s not that ‘bio’… if ethyl lactate or propylene carbonate would do the trick, I don’t know (slower evaporation).
    Replacing the other ingredients… ugh… maybe not using nail polish or oldschool real shellac?
  • Fgm1515

    Member
    September 8, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Pharma said:

    You’ll easily find solvent alternatives online, such as THIS.
    Ethyl acetate isn’t a bad guy (certainly better than other solvents) but it’s not green chemistry or really that renewable aka bio-based. As an alternative, ethyl lactate comes to mind.
    BTW I’m not too familiar with making nail polish but the few things I know (basically THIS)… the solvent part is probably the least concern (????). If you want to replace acetone, methyl acetate might work though it’s not that ‘bio’… if ethyl lactate or propylene carbonate would do the trick, I don’t know (slower evaporation).
    Replacing the other ingredients… ugh… maybe not using nail polish or oldschool real shellac?

    Thank you.

  • oldperry

    Member
    September 8, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    Try Doug Schoon for a consultant 

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