Unfortunately our school dress code means no nail polish, but that didn't mean the girls couldn't pamper their hands a bit.
Instead, we turned to the garden for a quick and easy nail soak, taking advantage of the random dill that had sprouted in my garden from seed this summer.
I got many of the ideas for the spa party from an old book I had, "Natural Beauty for All Seasons: More Than 250 Simple Recipes and Gift-Giving Ideas for Year-Round Beauty." In it, we found seasonal ideas for homemade spa products - many of them right from the garden.
DIY Nail Soak from the Garden
1 cup water
1 tablespoon dried dill or one small bunch fresh dill (leaves, flowers and stems)
Boil water and pour over the dill. Allow to steep until cool. Strain the dill and use as a nail soak.
The girls thought it was fun to soak their nails, though they said it smelled like pickles. (Having the cucumbers there too probably did not help!)
I did notice after soaking that my nails were shinier.
This DIY nail soak was definitely replicable for the troop!