While applying baking soda and oil of oregano to our most recent round of chigger bites, we were reminded of how frequently folks suggest applying clear nail polish to the bites. Uh, no. Not now. Not ever. A recent study by Duke University found that triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), a widely used (and often undisclosed) endocrine-disrupting chemical used in nail polish is absorbed into the body and can be detected in the urine approximately ten hours after that mani-pedi. If you polish those little piggies, please make informed choices. Here’s a short list of better options tested by Wellness Mama and her kiddos. But, as always, read the ingredients and do your own research.