What equipment should I use to safely mix acetone and glycerin at home?
March 23, 2014 7:15 AM Subscribe
I would like to make my own nail polish remover. Where can I buy acetone-safe measuring equipment?
posted by fanlight to Science & Nature (9 answers total)
I will be using these instructions: http://www.labmuffin.com/2012/11/diy-gentle-but-effective-glycerin-nail.html
They suggest obtaining 'acetone-safe' measuring equipment, such as lab cylinders, and a plastic syringe that should be resistant to acetone for short periods. I have looked online but because I'm not sure which key words I'm looking for when buying lab-type containers, I thought I would consult the more scientifically-inclined members of Metafilter.
Should I also be worried about eye safety/inhalation? I use acetone-based nail polish removers regularly, with a window open, but these have other ingredients apart from acetone that might dilute the strength. I have bought glycerin from a pharmacist and can buy pure acetone from Amazon easily. It's the equipment part that has me stumped!
This would be for personal use only - I have no desire to start a nail polish remover business or do this in large quantities!
I am in the UK (London) and am happy to buy online or from a physical shop.
Thanks for any advice you might have!