Natural Nails

Raise your (manicured) hand if you’re wearing OPI nail polish. That’s what I thought. My toes are currently chilling out in Lincoln Park After Dark. Not only is OPI the gold standard of lacquers, but it’s on the shelves of practically every spa and strip-mall nail salon. Up until about a year ago, OPI polishes contained harmful ingredients like dibutyl phthalate, toluene and formaldehyde, which have all been linked to cancer and toxicity. Although the company has cleaned up its act and removed these harmful ingredients, that wasn’t natural enough for Juut

The salonspa recently swapped all OPI products for SpaRitual. This environmentally-friendly nail collection is formuated with 100 percent vegan ingredients, free of parabens and sythetic dyes, and packaged in reusable glass and recyclable containters. The holistic treatment products, including organic lotions, scrubs, and bath salts, contain essential oils to balance the chakras. But what about the colors, you say? There are more than 80. And, according to the glimmering digits on my right hand, Gold Digger is going to make an appearance over the holidays.

Other spas that offer natural nails:
The Refinery, Minneapolis, 612-331-9055
Fusion LifeSpa, Deephaven, 952-345-3335

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