With four young kids, we've seen kids try to eat just about every gross thing known to man. We've made peace with most of it - food off the floor, sand at the beach, hair balls, some grosser stuff we don’t like to relive. But we at least try to make sure that the stuff we put on our kids’ hands is safe.
Since we weren't able to find a food based nail polish anywhere on the market, we decided to make one the way we would want it to be made, with a full list of ingredients and nothing in it that doesn't belong in our kids’ bellies, because that’s where it could very well end up.
As it turns out, it’s not so easy to make a polish this way. We’re not food scientist, but we have some good friends who are, and they've helped us craft great edible polishes from the simplest of ingredients.
We cordially invite you at any time to email us so we can talk, parent to parent, about your thoughts on the polishes we’re cooking up. In the meantime, here's who we are:
Audrey is the brains behind Kid Licks. She’s the one who, while watching her daughter try to eat another company’s supposedly kid-friendly polish that was really just chemicals in a bottle, came up with an idea – an edible kid’s polish. Audrey is also the ambassador and key tester. She’s out there every week showing other parents how to use this stuff and make their kid’s play time just a little bit healthier and a little bit less stressful.
Josh came up with the Kid Licks formula itself. He spent several months mixing up all sorts of goo, consulting with chemists and food safety experts and eventually working with manufacturers and laboratories to put the finishing touches on the product.