3 Pantry Ingredients That Make Great Skin Care

And two easy beauty recipes to try.

3 Pantry Ingredients That Make Great Skin Care

Your kitchen and bathroom don’t have to live separately. It turns out you may not need specialty products or chemicals to get the most out of your skin care. Ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and fridge can help give you the hydrated, calm, exfoliated skin you want. Here are two pantry foods that can make great skin care ingredients.


Relieve tired muscles and help calm inflammation with an application of oatmeal and epsom salt. These two classic ingredients can help promote stress reduction, pain and swelling reduction, and recovery. And with the addition of lavender, let all the calming sensations take over body.

Try this simple recipe:

  • ½ cup whole oats
  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • ¼ cup dried lavender leaves (or a few drops of essential oil)

BAKING SODA & OLIVE OIL (plus cucumber!)

Baking soda is a go-to product when it comes to skin care and beauty. But have you tried our combo with cucumber and olive oil? Cucumber brings mega hydration, while olive oil brings anti-inflammatory properties and baking soda helps to remove dead skin. Try it as a calming mask.

Try our simple recipe:

  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • Cucumber slices, muddled

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