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Must Have DIY Mani/Pedi Products from The Honest Company

Richel Newborg
March 11, 2015

Honest manicure

  I love to get my nails done. However, in an attempt to save some cash, I've taken to giving manicures, pedicures and "paw-dicures" (yep, you read that right!) to everyone at home. I've also found that by doing this I am exposing my family to a lot less chemicals and keeping everyone a little more healthy. Here's how I do it:


Start with good products

  My new "loves" when it comes to giving pedicures and manicures at home are from The Honest Company.  If you have not checked out their amazing line of chemical free and sustainable products then you should.  They are hidden gems that you can't run out to the store and get.  Instead, these wonderful products are delivered right to your door. Initially, I fell in love with products from The Honest Company when I had my daughter.  She was "allergic" to many of the standard diapers and baby potions out there and I turned to The Honest Company...and fell in love.

  Since then I have found that the products are not only amazing because they don't contain any of those funky chemicals that you can't pronounce, but they are perfect for helping rid your daily routine of toxins that you just don't realize are in everything you use.

  For nail care I love to use products from their line for Bath and Body.  My daughter is a girlie girl and that means she wants a new nail color on her little fingers every five minutes. I don't worry about that when we use Honest products because not only are they gentle on her skin, but when she wants to do it herself I know that nothing is going to hurt her.


Mani/Pedi at home

For your own DIY mani/pedi here are some of the things you will need:
  • Nail files, buffer block, nail clippers and a cuticle stick
  • A small bowl
  • A towel
  • About a cup of warm water
  • The Honest Company: Hand Soap or Body Wash, Healing Balm, Hand Sanitizer and Body Lotion
  Next complete your mani/pedi just as you normally would.  The biggest difference in doing a mani/pedi with Honest products is instead of " just feeling like"  you are cleaning and nourishing your nails, you actually will be. Honest products are free of all petroleum, mineral oil, lanolin, gluten, parabens, phthalates, dyes and many other common allergens. This is why they are so perfect for changing up your normal mani/pedi routine.

  Honest Manicure 3 Every product is free of all those harmful things you hear about on the news, but also, every single product feels like one of those super fancy brands that you whisper the price of when you tell your friends about it. They are just luxe, to say the least, and knowing how much more healthy they makes this even more of a luxury for me.

    1. File your nails, clip any hang nails and then take a small dab of the Healing Balm to each of your nails. I like to rub it in just a bit so that it gets all over my nail- bed and cuticles. I also usually apply a bit of hand and body lotion to my hands too. This way my whole hand is getting the royal treatment.

    1. Place your fingertips in the warm soapy water. I use either the Honest Hand Soap or Body Wash. Let them sit for about 5 minutes, one hand at a time so the other one can flip through a magazine.

    1. Take your hand out and pat it try with a towel. Then spray your fingertips with the hand sanitizer. This was trick taught to me by a manicurist. It will insure that you are not pushing germs up in to your cuticle bed.

    1. Using an "orange stick" or cuticle stick, press back your cuticles. Never clip your cuticles because they are there to help prevent infections.
    2. Next buff your nails. I love my buffer block because in a pinch, you don't even need to polish your nails. Once your nails are buffed they will have a nice healthy shine without the polish.

    1. If you are going to polish your nails then you'll apply a base coat, then polish, then top coat. When you pick a polish, look for one that is "three free"- this means it is free of formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalates. My favorite brand is Butter London.

    1. After your polish is dry, apply Honest Hand And Body Lotion. Also, before going outside, don't forget to apply a little sunblock to the tops of your hands.

  I hope you'll give Honest products a try and really feel the difference for yourself. You'll feel pampered and reassured that you have really done something good for yourself.    

106 thoughts on “Must Have DIY Mani/Pedi Products from The Honest Company

  1. I have heard amazing things about products made by The Honest Company. The product I want to try first is the Healing Balm. Winter can do a number on the hands.

  2. The laundry items look interesting. I’m new to your company but all your products look like something I might like to try.

  3. I would love to try their diapers! I hear great feedback about their diapers all the time and love that they are a much safer alternative than other disposables out there plus much cuter! 😀

    • The diapers are awesome! Super cute too! I loved that they came right to the door too! Their diaper/wipes bundle saved me so much time. It is also and awesome gift for a new mama!

    • Non-toxic is the only way to go! We are doing the final clean out (there will be an article soon) of all of the “Unhealthy” products in our home again and cleaning products are what I am working on today!

    • I do love the laundry detergent…I actually hate when clothes come out smelling like laundry soap because you know that is a ‘scent” or chemical that they add! It does work well…especially on cloth diapers!

    • The sampler that they have is amazing. I just threw the healing balm in my purse before heading out and who knew I would end up using it! My son fell in the parking lot! We cleaned off the scrape, applied a little balm and he was good as new! Thanks for entering our giveaway!!

  4. I’d love to try the laundry detergent since it is a superior, hypoallergenic laundry care product and my family reacts to dyes and perfumes in detergent.

  5. I would like to try the healing balm. Love that it works on everything from diaper rash to cuts & scrapes!
    like both on facebook

  6. I would love to try the ultra-pure 2-in-1 hydrating hair & foaming body cleanser. I love that it is natural and organic.

  7. I’d love to try their baby products! I’ve heard great things about their diapers and lotions.. and that even a few celebrities are fans.

  8. As a new mom i’m interested in their diapers and wipes bundle. Price point is right. Hopefully the product is equally as impressive.

  9. I love their sunscreen. Love it because it’s a safe sunscreen for my entire family to use. I would also lover to try some of their cleaning products.

  10. I hear so many great things about the Honest Company. I would love to try everything. If it’s safe for mom and baby, then it makes me love it. If I had to pick, I’d have to say I’d love to try the organic lip balm trio , conditioning mist and healing balm.

    • Thanks for sharing your comments! The other day I put the body oil on BEFORE my shower and I must say, My skin was so soft it was crazy! A friend told me to start putting the oil on before my shower and then shower as normal totally works but you are not all oily after! It was an awesome tip! You would think it would wash away but I guess the warm water helps you to absorb it! Just be careful if you try it….it can get slippery!

  11. I would LOVE to try their diapers…it would be great because I can only imagine how many chemicals are in the “normal” name brand kind. It would be also great if they were a little less cheap because regular priced ones are expensive enough and it is hard when your baby is going through 15 diapers a day. If I had the money I would def try and buy them because they would be better for my baby and the environment.

    • It’s crazy how much stuff is in diapers. The bundles of diapers are not too bad cost wise when you compare these to the cost of other diapers of this type. I usually take the total cost and divide by the number of diapers to get the “number”. You must have a little one if you are on 15 diapers a day! Thanks for entering and sharing your comments!

      • I will have to do the math myself and see!! No, not anymore…we have a 2 year old BUT we are hoping to have our 2nd and last child this year…and I do remember the “at least 15 diapers a day” days lol

  12. I want to try the Healing Balm. My cuticles are always peeling and splitting. I have tried several lotions and creams, but just haven’t found the perfect combo yet.

  13. I like both pages on Facebook and I would like to try the Face+ Body Lotion and I like that it is free of parabens and I like that it has organic oils to moisturize my skin.

  14. I would really like to try the Honest Laundry Detergent because I love that it is natural and non-toxic, perfect for my sensitive skin.

  15. I would love to try the Honest Company hand sanitizer. I am always using Purel but it is harsh. I’d love a nice alternative.

  16. I’d love to try their Healing Balm b/c I’m having horrible eczema on my hands right now from the harsh winter we’ve been having.

  17. Great giveaway! I would love to try the healing balm!! Great for
    soothing protection & relief for sensitive skin & diaper rash. 🙂 Also I follow you both on Facebook- Lilia Kharabora

  18. I LOVE to try new skincare items so the face + body lotion grabbed my eye. This is the first time I’ve heard of these products..and they sound wonderful!

  19. I would like to try their shampoo and body wash. I am a fan of The Honest Company and Chipmunk on Facebook. Facebook ID: Pauline Milner Pike. Thank you for another super giveaway opportunity and please keep up the terrific blogging.

  20. I would like to try their laundry detergent because it has a neutral pH (non-irritating to skin & does not discolor clothing)

  21. Would like to try the healing balm. My daughter has very sensitive skin and it is hard to find stuff to use on her skin.

  22. I would love to try the laundry detergent since it is a hypoallergenic laundry care product. I am very sensitive to perfumes and dyes.

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