Your kids can make their own skincare products at Elodie’s Naturals.

Combine cooking and chemistry (and maybe some botany) into your child’s learning routine. Elodie’s Naturals in Arlington is offering outdoor classes for kids ages 6 to 11. They’ll learn how to make fun, healthy, and eco-friendly Halloween-themed products. Natural soaps are infused with new fragrances such as gingerbread, peach, and apricot aromas from France. Kids will learn what’s in beauty products and get to make their own eco-friendly products such as bath bombs, body creams, and more. Classes are taught by a Paris-certified cosmetics expert.

Elodie’s Naturals classes are held outdoors in socially distanced settings. The class is limited to six, and face masks must be worn. Temperatures will be taken and there will be daily health checks. Each child has their own table, but children from the same family will be grouped together.

Register online, call 301-532-9724 or fill out the form and Venmo @elodiesnaturals with the date and name of your child. There is limited space, so enroll now. Classes are $90 and fees include all materials and ingredients.

Outdoors Experience: Skincare Chemistry for Kids

5512 23rd Street North / Arlington, Virginia 22205

  • Friday, October 23: 12:45 and 1:30-4:30
  • November 2: 9:30-12:30 and 1:30-4:30
  • November 3: 9:30-12:30 and 1:30-4:30

In addition to these kid-friendly courses, regularly scheduled classes are taught on making natural skincare products such as facial creams, lip gloss, body scrubs, and coconut bar shampoo. Product bottles are made from recycled materials.

Elodie, founder of Elodie’s Naturals, studied cosmetics formulation in Paris, France. Based in Arlington, Elodie’s Naturals creates and sells products made from 100% natural cold-press oils and plant-based and sustainable ingredients. Other classes offered include learning how to make dry bar shampoo, scrub, and conditioner. They also teach workshops for the American Horticultural Society.

Have you ever created your own beauty products? Do you have a favorite recipe? Let us know in the comments.