We use Acetone to remove nail polish and gel polish at our salon. Is there another alternative substance out there with less irritated smell like Acetone?

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    $\begingroup$ Most nail polish remover now days is actually made from ethyl acetate. It does the same job but with lower toxicity $\endgroup$ – NotEvans. Jul 18 '17 at 19:25
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  • $\begingroup$ Reviewers please note, this question isn't asking for the best or anything. He/She simply wants an alternative to acetone, with a clear definition that it should be less volatile (and less irritating to the nose) than acetone. $\endgroup$ – Pritt says Reinstate Monica Jul 19 '17 at 14:14
  • $\begingroup$ Hmm...I like the smell of acetone better than that of EtOAc, but well, that's a personal opinion... $\endgroup$ – Eashaan Godbole Jul 19 '17 at 16:40

Mineral oil is often used to remove nail polish. Give it a try (J&J has a great one for babies with a soft smell).

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