Not only are these skincare remedies all-natural and pantry-accessible — no glycerin or cocoa butter required! — your kids will probably get a big bang out of concocting them. Don’t forget to break out a few cucumber slices for makeshift eye masks, fluffy robes, and your 1995 Enya soundtrack. (C’mon…you know you still have it.)
Carrots and Honey Boil 2 large carrots for 10 minutes until soft. Cool then mash with about 4 tablespoons of honey. Apply to face and leave on (without massaging) for 10 minutes. Remove with warm water and a washcloth.
Yogurt and Walnuts Mix together 1/2 cup cold plain yogurt with 1/2 cup pulverized walnuts. Apply to face and gently massage to exfoliate. Remove with warm water.
Sugar and Avocado Body Scrub Mix together 4 cups light brown sugar, 1 smashed avocado, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, and enough honey to smoothen the mixture. If you have an essential oil (such as vanilla, lavendar, lemon) add it for natural fragrance…but it’s optional. Massage into skin and let sit for 5 minutes before removing with warm water and a cloth.
Peppermint Lip Balm In a ramekin, combine 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon regular sugar and mix in 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil with lemon oil or vanilla oil or any essential oil you like the taste of. Mix until it reaches desired lip balm consistency. It can be stored at room temperature.
Strawberry Hand and Foot Exfoliant Mix together 8 strawberries (destemmed), 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 teaspoon coarse salt, such as Kosher salt. Massage into hands or feet and rinse dry with warm water.