Free Shipping on Orders $55+

Eco Friendly Way to Remove Nail Polish

Eco Friendly Way to Remove Nail Polish

I was sitting back watching 'Friends' for the thousandth time, when I randomly thought to myself, "Is there an eco friendly way to remove nail polish?"

I always hear about plastics and bottles entering the oceans, and see it littered on the streets. There's also a large concern with the harmful chemicals in nail polish remover, and how toxic it can be to your body. I want to give everyone the opportunity to help clean up the earth. So I found the answer to my random Friends-induced question. This is how you remove nail polish in an eco friendly way:

If you want an eco friendly way to remove nail polish, a water-based peel off base coat that comes in a glass bottle is your most eco friendly option. UNT's 'READY FOR TAKEOFF' is a great peel off nail polish base, it's a water-based formula and comes in a glass bottle.

I'm not sponsored or affiliated with UNT in any way, their peel off base is just the most eco friendly option to remove nail polish (as far as I could find).

How to use an eco friendly peel off nail polish base

eco friendly way to remove nail polish

After looking into eco friendly nail polish removers, I realized I loved the idea of it, but had no idea how it would work! So I decided to find out exactly how to use eco friendly peel off nail polish base.

How to go plastic free in your home

How to apply an environmentally friendly peel off nail polish remover

  1. Clean your nails well by soaking them in lukewarm soapy water, and brushing them gently with a cloth
  2. Cover your nails with peel off nail polisher remover base with a brush. Apply 3 thin layers of the peel off base and wait up to 6 minutes until completely dry. Avoid your cuticles when doing this.
  3. Apply your desired nail polish

How to remove an eco friendly nail polish remover

  1. Massage your cuticles with a zero waste DIY cuticle oil
  2. Use a reusable cuticle stick to gently push off your nail polish
  3. Dab rubbing alcohol on a reusable cotton pad and clean off any remaining residue

DIY Zero Waste Cuticle Oil

A great way to reduce waste and avoid plastic is to make your own products! This includes cuticle oil. Cuticle oil is usually found in glass jars - which are really easy to recycle - but it's less expensive and more environmentally friendly to make your own cuticle oil!

Here's an amazing zero waste DIY cuticle oil recipe from EcoLivingMama!


  • 3 Tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tsp avocado oil
  • 1 Tsp jojoba oil
  • 12 drops lavender essential oil
  • 12 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 12 drops lemon essential oil


  1. Pour olive oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, and essential oils into a container
  2. Blend mixture until completely mixed together
  3. Pour mixture into desired containers.

How easy was that? So what makes this DIY cuticle oil 'zero waste'? You can purchase the olive oil, avocado oil, and jojoba oil, as well as all of the essential oils in glass containers! Glass is very easy to recycle, and it never loses integrity when recycled!

This means glass can - in theory - be recycled indefinitely.


If you want to apply and remove nail polish, you can still do this in a sustainable way! Now you know exactly how to apply and remove peel off nail polish base, and how to make a zero waste DIY cuticle oil! If you learned something, please share this post so others can learn something too!

What are you looking for?

Your cart