Our Story

Piggy Paint was founded in the USA by Melanie Hurley in 2008 when her girls were 2 and 4 years old. They loved having their nails painted, but she always worried when they put their hands in their mouths after painting their nails with normal kid polishes. Not only did the ingestion of the chemicals worry her, but the strong smell left her with headaches.

One day while painting nails over a foam plate, her daughter dropped a glob of her solvent-based polish onto the plate. Shortly after, the paint began to bubble and “ate” through the plate. This shocked Melanie and so she decided to test all of her other “kid” polishes on the foam. Within minutes, ALL of the solvent-based polishes began to bubble and eventually left big holes in the plate (Click to see plate).

Melanie then went on a quest for a safer alternative, and Piggy Paint was born. This non-toxic, water-based polish doesn’t wash or peel off and comes in dozens of vibrant shades. It is virtually odourless and free of ALL harsh chemicals.

Piggy Paint is part of the Natural Holdings family of brands which brings awesome natural, ethically sourced and environmentally friendly products to the Southern African market. We believe in building a better future by working with great people and products and Piggy Paint ticks both these boxes. Piggy Paint complements the other brands within the group and helps us live a better life, leaving less of an impact on our environment, one product at a time.