Make Your Own Nail Polish Remover-In-A-Jar

Make Your Own Nail Polish Remover-In-A-Jar
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Looking for an easy way to remove nail polish? All you need is a jar with a screw-on lid, some sponge and a supply of nail polish remover

This tip comes from Jill of One Good Thing By Jillee. Cut the sponge in half and roll them up in a swirl to tightly fit into your jar. It might take you a couple of tries to get the right amount of sponge. Next, pour nail polish into the jar till the sponges are wet but there isn’t a pool of it at the bottom.

And there you have it — your own, DIY, dip-it nail polish remover. To use it:

Insert your finger into the center of the rolled sponges and rub until all the polish is gone. It’s great for removing dark colours and glitter polish. No muss, no fuss.

You will still need to use the regular remover and some cotton wool for your toes, as this trick requires some bending that only your fingers can manage.

DIY Nail Polish Remover In A Jar [One Good Thing By Jillee]


  • Might not be the best idea with old school acetone nail polish remover as it could melt the sponge into a bit of a chemical mess.

    • Still baffles me that they are allowed to sell those products with acetone. In my industry we deal in vast quantities of the stuff. Read the MSDS and you’ll see why the PPE requirements are so high. Nasty stuff. Could be worse though. Once upon a time they also used methyl ethyl ketone (acetone’s nastier cousin) in some of these products… mainly paint stripper, but also some “cosmetics” products. SCARY !!!

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