Mother's Day can be a bit stressful trying to find the perfect gift that shows mom she is extra special. I love making a little pampering basket for my mom's that gives them something they can't buy at a store and shows that I put the time into making something special for them. These diy's are very easy if you have all the ingredients. Most of these have essential oils in them, although not a requirement, they do add that extra special touch.
I highly recommend getting high quality essential oils whenever possible. Just like our food system, it's important to know how your oils are grown and distilled or you could be adding more harmful ingredients to your body. You can see why I choose the Young Living oils here.
1. Bath Soak in a Jar:
One of the easiest gifts I like to give is a Bath Soak in a Jar. It contains only a few ingredients, Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) baking soda (neutralize the bath water) and therapeutic grade essential oils for the ultimate in pampering. You can create so many different scents with oils, it's a great way to get creative and have fun.
2. Peppermint Sugar Scrub:
If you've never tried sugar scrubs on your lips, you are missing out. Yes, you can use sugar scrubs for your entire body, great for hands and feet. But, my favorite is for the lips. Forget the toxin-filled lip balms from the grocery store, I'm telling you, this will change your life. With just 3 ingredients, Sugar, Coconut Oil and Essential Oils, your lips and skin will be in heaven.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 4 drops Essential Oil (Peppermint, Lavender, Grapefruit
Mix all ingredients together in glass jar. Seal tightly with lid.
3. Body Butter:
This body butter is the ULTIMATE of luxury. It's almost crazy to think how easy it is to make but it's so full of good ingredients.
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/4 cup Organic Shea Butter
- 1/2 tsp Almond Oil
- 10 drops Lavender
- 10 drops Frankincense
1. Melt Shea butter and Coconut Oil together in pan.
2. Allow shea butter and coconut oil to cool
3. Stir in almond oil and essential oils.
4. Use a hand mixer to fluff the ingredients into a whipped butter
5. Apply to dry, cracked and aging skin.
4. Muscle Cream
This muscle cream recipe is amazing for all things muscles. Use it to massage tired shoulders and neck. Rub over overworked wrists. Apply to calves and knees for muscle support.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 10 drops Valor
- 10 drops PanAway
- 10 drops Peppermint
- 10 drops Copaiba
Melt coconut oil in pan. Let cool before adding essential oils. Add your essential oils and mix through. Store in a jar with lid.
5. All Natural Makeup
Want to skip making homemade items? Hey, I am with you 100%. We don't always have the time to make a cute gift, right? Young Living has created the most adorable kit with all the basics to a beautiful face with the Savvy Minerals Makeup line.
This mineral based makeup blends in with your skin fantastically, no matter what color you pick. The mineral spray is essential to get a look that last all day long. The brushes are made in Italy with the highest fiber count I've ever seen (no wasting makeup that falls through the brush). The best part is it's made with the highest, purest and safest ingredients for your body.
Get a Young Living wholesale membership for yourself (24% off all of Young Living's over 500 healthy products) and gift the makeup kit to your mom. This kit is absolutely gorgeous!