I love how cute nail polish looks when done well. There’s so many colors and designs that you can do. I mean just look up nail polish ideas on pinterest… it’s crazy and pretty awesome. Also I’ve actually never gone to a nail salon and gotten a pedicure or a manicure. Unfortunately I kind of stink at putting nail polish on…

So I just ask my husband to do it. He does a much better job painting nails than me. And in my book it beats paying for a salon to do it.

Although, as of during my pregnancy I have not been wearing nail polish. Despite how pretty colored nails can look, in general nail polish tends to contain ingredients that not all that great for our health or our babies health.

Ingredients such as Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate),  Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Parabens, TPHP (Triphenyl Phosphate), are commonly found in nail polish. Each has it’s own purpose for use and set of health problems that come along with it.

For more information I found 7 Toxic Chemical Ingredients to Avoid in Nail Polish by Catherine Roberts to be helpful.

About This List

Here I have a list here of Nail Products that are safe and healthy for use during pregnancy and nursing. There are so many ingredients that we want to avoid which can be harmful to ourselves and our baby. These nail products listed below, I’ve researched about through the EWG, (Environmental Working Group) to find the safest options.

For More information on determining what is safe or not check out my Essential Guide To Safe Personal Care Products During Pregnancy

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I found 3 Brands of Nail Polish that low on the EWG scale.

Sophi Nail Polish which comes in a variety of colors and is a 1 on the EWG scale.

Piggy Paint which is available in packs of nail polish and is a 1 on the EWG scale.

Finally Zoya which is a 2 on the EWG scale and comes in over 200 colors.


Nailtiques Remover with Acetone EWG Scale 1

This is nail polish remover is supposedly an oil free formula with tea tree oil… I don’t know isn’t that oil? also has lavender and aloe. It is supposed to help prevent your nails and cuticles from drying out and becoming brittle.

Studio 35 Beauty 100% Acetone Nail Polish Remover with Pump EWG Scale 1

Karma Organic beauty natural Soybean Lavender Nail Polish Remover EWG Scale 1

I hope that this list helps you find some Nail Products you like which are also safe for your baby.

Have you already tried any products on this list? If so which ones and did you like it or not?