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14 Amazing Skincare Products You Already Have in Your Pantry (Plus 3 Simple Recipes)

These may just become your new go-to ways to show your skin some love.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

If you’re running low on your go-to skincare products, and are steering clear of the stores, or experiencing major shipping delays from your fav online beauty retailers, we have you covered. In fact, you may have healthy skincare products sitting right in your pantry right now. 

And, not only do they serve as a convenient choice to use when you may be running low on your skincare stock, they may actually do wonders for the health of your skin! 

These natural healthy skincare products are: 

  • Free from artificial ingredients
  • Whole food based 
  • Fragrance-free 
  • Natural 

So, head to your pantry and see what you have in stock. Who knows, these may become a new staple in your daily skincare routine. 

14 Healthy Skincare Products That May Be Sitting in Your Pantry 

#1 Coconut Oil

In need of a hydration boost? Look no further than coconut oil. This healthy fat is a great natural moisturizer, and it’s also rich in antimicrobial properties to help ward off acne, while also cooling skin inflammation. 

You can apply coconut oil directly to your face as well as acne-prone areas or dry patches that could use some added moisture. 

#2 Avocado Oil 

Here’s another oil that happens to come with some impressive skin health benefits. Avocado oil also happens to serve as a great natural moisturizer, and it’s also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, making it one of those healthy skincare products to always have on hand. 

Plus, when using avocado oil instead of a store-bought product, you know you’re using something completely natural and free from the artificial junk. 

#3 Avocado

And, speaking of avocado oil, if you have some avocados on hand, they can also be a great addition to your skincare routine, giving you a moisture boost — this is why avocados are so commonly used in homemade skincare recipes. 

#4 Coffee Grounds

Make the most of that coffee you have stocked in your pantry by reaping the benefits it may have for skin. Coffee grounds can be great for making homemade exfoliators and face scrubs. Mix it with some coconut oil and use on your skin to scrub away dead skin and leave your skin silky smooth. 

#5 Cucumbers

Cucumbers are one of those “beauty foods” that we often rely on to reduce undereye puffiness. They contain powerful antioxidant properties and have impressive cooling and soothing benefits. In addition to applying them under your eyes for puffiness, you can also just rub cucumber directly on your face for an instant cooling effect!

#6 Unsweetened Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is commonly found in homemade skincare products, especially DIY face masks. This is because it’s known to have a moisturizing effect on the skin. Just be sure to choose a quality yogurt and go for sugar-free, plain varieties. 

#7 Turmeric 

This anti-inflammatory spice may be sitting right in your pantry and may be exactly what your skin needs if you struggle with any type of inflammation. It may also be beneficial for acne and giving you a beautiful natural glow. 

To use turmeric on your skin, try our DIY anti-inflammatory face mask below. 

#8 Raw Honey 

While commonly used to sweeten your daily cup of tea, raw honey actually makes a great healthy skincare product to help with skin hydration, acne, eczema, and may even help fade scars. It may also work as a natural skin brightener, making it a great addition to a DIY face mask (recipe below). 

#9 Rolled Oats 

Colloidal oatmeal creams are often used on eczema-prone skin, so using those rolled oats in your pantry may actually be a really easy way to show your skin some love right now. 

Many people find great success with using rolled oats in DIY face scrubs to make a natural exfoliator. To make your own homemade exfoliator, check out our recipe below. 

#10 Brown Sugar

While we’re always trying to find creative ways to limit our sugar intake, brown sugar on your skin may actually come with some benefits. It acts as a natural exfoliator to get rid of dead skin, while that natural glow shines through. 

#11 Chamomile Tea

If chamomile tea is a staple part of your evening routine, hold onto that teabag after your evening cup. You can use the cooled tea bags, wrapped in a cloth or paper towel to apply to inflamed areas of your skin, or use to calm down any puffiness you have under your eyes. 

#12 Baking Soda 

Here’s something that many of us have in stock in our pantry and a super easy to way to help soothe acne-prone skin. You can use baking soda mixed with avocado or coconut oil to scrub your face for an easy skin-soothing homemade face treatment. 

#13 Olive Oil 

If you haven’t noticed yet, healthy, anti-inflammatory oils act as great natural skin moisturizers, and olive oil happens to be another great option. You can use it just as you would your regular face lotion and be sure to always make this one of those healthy skincare products you have on hand for smoother, more moisturized skin. 

#14 Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe is most well-known for soothing a sunburn, but it can actually make a really great addition to a healthy skincare routine. As we know, aloe is very soothing, so it makes sense that using aloe juice would be a great healthy and natural skin toner and soother. It’s also known to help fight off acne and is a rich source of antioxidants to help protect your skin. 

3 Healthy Skincare Product Recipes Using Ingredients From Your Kitchen 

Ready to take a handful of these pantry staples and turn them into DIY skincare recipes? 

Here’s how to make them at home. 

#1 DIY Radiant Anti-inflammatory Face Mask 

Cool inflammation with the power of turmeric and the benefits of raw honey with this DIY anti-inflammatory face mask. 


  • 1 tsp ground turmeric 
  • 2 tbsp raw honey 
  • 1 tbsp plain greek yogurt 

Mix all ingredients together and apply to face. Let sit for 10 minutes, rinse, and then use your favorite moisturizer or one of the healthy oil choices above. 

#2 Gentle Oat Exfoliator 

Gently exfoliate your skin with rolled oats using this gentle oat exfoliating recipe. Follow up your exfoliating treatment with your go-to moisturizer or coconut, olive, or avocado oil. 


  • 1 tbsp ground oats 
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil 
  • 1 tbsp raw honey 

Mix all ingredients together and apply to a freshly washed face (you want your skin to still be damp). 

Gently massage, using a circular motion. 

Rinse and pat dry. 

#3 Energizing Face Scrub 

Energize your morning with this homemade energizing face scrub, featuring coffee grounds to take your morning skincare routine to the next level. 


  • 1 tsp ground coffee 
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil 

Mix all ingredients together and apply to a freshly washed face (you want your skin to still be damp). 

Gently massage, using a circular motion. 

Rinse and pat dry and follow up by moisturizing your skin with avocado, coconut, or olive oil. 

Level Up Your Skincare Routine

Taking care of your skin is a great act of self-care and can become a part of your morning or evening routine. 

If you are looking for some natural ways to amp up your beauty routine or are running low on your skincare products, try out these natural options that may already be in your pantry. 

Chances are, you’ll love how they make your skin feel, and you may keep using them long-term.