scotch naturals faqs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.  Is your nail polish considered 3-free, 5-free, or 7-free?
A.  Not 3-free nor 5-free or 7-free but ALL FREE.  Scotch Naturals is the only nature-based, non-toxic, eco-friendly alternative to conventional synthetic-based nail polish.  We have never had any of the nasty ingredients found in synthetic-based polishes.

Q.  Is your topcoat necessary?
A.  Yes.  Our top coat is the secret ingredient to a perfect manicure.  This top coat forgives your painting imperfections and will allow your manicure to dry into a smooth, high gloss finish before you can say, “Cheers!” Our top coat will have you and your salon-quality nails ready to take on the world in five minutes.

Q.  Do you need a base coat for your nail lacquers?
A.  No base coat needed as Scotch Naturals nail lacquers do not stain or yellow your nails and adhere beautifully to your natural nail.

Q.  How long will my manicure last?
A.  You should expect your manicure to last just as long as the conventional sythentic-based polishes.

Q.  Why don’t you sell a polish remover?
A.  At this time we are not selling a remover. The natural remover we would like to manufacture cannot be sold in 15 states as it has alcohol in it. Unfortunately, acetone is the only approved polish remover in all states.

Q.  What is shellac?
A.  Shellac is a natural resin secreted by a tiny species of insect (laccifer lacca) that is native to India and Thailand.  The lac bug spends its six-month life cycle in unimaginably large colonies feeding, and breeding on small, shrub sized trees called lac trees.  As they feed on the sap of these small trees they secrete lac much as bees secrete wax.  This resinous material is then harvested from the trees to be purified and is used as a natural lacquer.

Q.  How does your shellac differ from the product shellac gel manicure?
A.  We use the natural resin shellac harvested from India.  The product Shellac, a gel manicure, gets its name from the high gloss natural shellac is celebrated for.  Ironically, the gel manicure has none of the natural shellac resin in it.

Q.  What ingredients are used in Scotch Naturals NaturaLaq nail lacquers?
A.   alcohol denat, shellac, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, +/- CI77891; CI15850; CI77742; CI77491 (iron oxide); CI 19140, CI42090 (lake); and/or mica

Q.  What ingredients are used in Scotch Naturals All Forgiving, Quick Dry Top Coat?
A.  water, polyurethane dispersion, PPG-2 buthyl ether, dimethicone, alcohol denat

Q.  How do I get the best finish with Scotch Naturals™ Premium Nail Lacquers?
A.  In order to achieve beautiful, healthy, salon-quality nails, use the following steps:
  1. Wash and dry hand
  2. Apply two thin Scotch Naturals color coats first. No base coat needed.
  3. Follow with two thin All Forgiving, Quick Dry Top Coats
    Please allow 2 minutes between coats.
Q.  How do I remove Scotch Naturals with NaturaLaq?
A.   To remove our polishes quickly and efficiently, use the following steps:
  1. Apply a salon quality acetone remover to a cotton pad.
  2. Hold onto nail for 10 seconds.
  3. Gently remove lacquer
  4. Repeat on each finger
    Apply oil on nails and cuticles after removing polish to maintain healthy and hydrated nails 

Q.  What if the product I want is on backorder?
A.  We will inform you as soon as possible, by e-mail, where an item is out of stock, and you can then choose an alternative item or decide if you wish to proceed with your order. Backordered items do not ship separately.

Q.  Do you offer gift packaging?
A.  Absolutely. As always, we strive to be as eco-friendly as possible at Scotch Naturals. Our gift packaging includes a recycled material craft box and eco-friendly colored tissue paper. The box is finished off with a beautiful ribbon and a handwritten note card. Gift boxes are then shipped in a larger box to protect your gift packaging during shipment. Our Gift Wrap service is an additional $4.99.

We can also personalize any order to suit your needs, just contact us with your request. Please include your email and phone number so we can get back to you promptly.

If you have any question that was not answered above, please do not hesitate to contact us at customercare@scotchnaturals.com.

Spring To-Do List

spring to do list

From enjoying an outdoor happy hour to trying a new lip color, here is our spring to-do list.

1. Host a new kind of Happy Hour for the Scotch Naturals team to celebrate the launch of Naturalaq. We love these ideas here from The Chalkboard Magazine.

2. Try a new lip stain and we can’t wait to get our hands on Josie Maran’s Coconut Watercolor Lip Stain, which offers both a lip gloss and a lip pen.

3. Spring clean the house with our new favorite safe, yet effective all purpose cleaning solution by The Laundress.

4. Purchase a new sports bra like the energy bra by Lululemon that fits like a glove while offering great support.

5. Spend more time working and relaxing in the garden.

6. Enjoy a whole day or at least an afternoon outside hosting a picnic with the family and friends.

Spring Break Travel Essentials

spring break essentials


Whether you’re chasing fresh powder or dipping in the pool, here are the travel essentials for spring break:

1. Quickly remove makeup and sunscreen with Jane Iredale’s Magic Mitt, which doesn’t use any cleanser and will last the whole trip.

2. Stretch and stay flexible throughout the vacation with the Yoga Strap by My Yoga 2 Go.

3. Eileen Fisher’s Linen Poncho is a perfect layering piece no matter where you’re headed.

4. The Portable Phone/IPad Charger by Poweradd is an easy to carry power source that provides almost two full charges for USB powered devices. Perfect in a pinch!

5. Remove grime and dirt with Acure’s Travel Size Organic Dry Shampoo, which is easy to use and fast-acting.

6. A hat on vacation is always necessary and the Wide Brim Fedora Hat by Athleta features a moisture-wicking inner band.

7. HBFit‘s Hannah Bronfman packs a Jump Rope by Target, which is easy to carry and provides a good cardio option.

8. We love the Natural Mineral Spray Lotion by Kiss My Face, which contains effective ingredients to keep skin protected while getting sun kissed.

*And don’t forget to pack your Scotch (now 50% off with promo code SAVE50)!

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