If you own a salon or you are a nail polish freak, it’s better you leave all you are doing, and come here fast fast – no joke! I have been on this product for quite some time now, with lots of improvement, and today? I will be teaching you how to make an awesome Nail Polish Remover. This is something you will definitely love, as it’s going to fetch you some quick money.
You see, there are so many reasons to use a nail polish, which I won’t be talking about; as it is not our business for today. However, there are lots of nail polish in the market, but this? Is second to none – trust me!
If you still don’t believe me, that you can make some quick money with this skill; then, take a quick look at the image below for clarity. This is an image I got from Konga, where a small-size nail polish costs a whooping sum of 3,500. This does not mean you should sell yours higher, I am just giving you an example on the gaining potential.
How Does Nail Polish Remover Works?
The way nail polish remover works in a very simple way. It works through the use of a solvent, by dissolving and forcefully removing the polish from the nail. So what’s a solvent? A solvent is a chemical compound that can dissolve another substance. Solvents are present in many cosmetics’ products, and even if a solvent is not found in the final ingredient list, it’s likely that one or more solvents were used during the product formulation process.
Nail Polish Remover Solvents
There are four most common solvents used in nail polish remover, all of which are safe when used at the expected levels of simply removing your polish.
Arguably, Acetone is the original, and still the most commonly used, nail polish remover solvent. It is a colorless, volatile, flammable, liquid solvent. At its simplest, acetone is a ketone, which is an organic functional group, essentially meaning an oxygen that is double bound to a carbon and near no other oxygens.
Acetone is naturally found in plants and can be found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as onions and grapes, and is a result of body fat breakdown. It is also used in paint thinners and making of plastics.
However, acetone is a very strong solvent to use as a polish remover, often leaving the skin and nail bed dry. Although, it does not cause any long-term damage as a nail polish remover.
2. Ethyl Acetate:
Though ethyl acetate is frequently used as a replacement for acetone in acetone-free nail polish removers, ethyl acetate has many of the same hazards as acetone. Like acetone, ethyl acetate is highly flammable and is a respiratory tract irritant. Continual exposure to ethyl acetate can cause redness and irritation to the eyes and nose, and the skin can become dry or highly irritated, sometimes resulting in dermatitis, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Toluene is a colorless chemical created from crude oil and found in gasoline, which has a variety of side effects. Even with only low to moderate exposure, individuals often exhibit symptoms like tiredness, confusion, weakness, memory loss, nausea, loss of appetite, hearing loss and color vision loss. Symptoms usually stop when exposure ends. However, if exposed to high levels of toluene, you may become lightheaded, dizzy or sleepy, which can eventually lead to loss of consciousness or even death, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
4. Propylene Carbonate:
Propylene carbonate is another ingredient found in most nail polish removers. However, propylene carbonate is not considered to have any effect on the environment or any long-term health effects. However, propylene carbonate is an eye, skin and lung irritant.
So, Are These Solvents Safe?
Yes! As long as you use them only for nail polish remover!! As with any substance, the dose makes the poison!!! Using a large amount of anything on your body can start to have negative effects, consuming too much water can cause internal issues.
Many solvents, especially those used in nail polish remover, are highly volatile and flammable. I’d recommend removing your polish in an open area possibly near a window/fan and never near any candles or in the kitchen. The only time solvents have been shown to be dangerous are when being used in high exposure industrial scales or when a child decides to drink a bottle of polish remover.
Chemicals for Making 5 Liters Of Nail Polish Remover
Often times nail polish removers will contain a variety of solvents, however, one solvent will be in more excess than the others.
Primary Agents: There are all you need to produce a nail polish. However, you can add the secondary agents to get the desired uniqueness.
Acetone: —————— 3 liters
Methanol: —————- 2 liters
Secondary Agents: These are not important; without them, you still have a very good nail polish remover, but they are necessary.
Glycerin: —————— 1/2 liters
Perfume: —————— As desired
Steps On How To Produce Nail Polish Remover (5 Liters)
Step 1: Put the Acetone into a bucket large enough to contain 10 liters.
Step 2: Add the Methanol into the bucket containing the Acetone
Step 3: Add the Glycerin
Step 4: Add the Perfume
Step 5: Package and sell
You can leave your questions as comments if you have any.