I’m going to let you in on a little secret… mothers don’t want expensive gifts or extravagant plans for mothers day. All they want is peace, quiet, and time for themselves to enjoy.
That’s why I’ve put together a list of 10 self-care recipes that will help her do exactly that.
So, if you enjoy DIY projects and want to give your mom a thoughtful and personal gift this Mother’s Day, keep reading!
1. Coffee face and body scrub
Coffee face and body scrubs are amazing, and they’re actually really easy to make (and affordable!)
Not only is it a luxurious way to pamper herself, but it also has some great benefits for her skin. The caffeine in the coffee can help to tighten and brighten the skin, while the scrubbing action can exfoliate away dead skin cells, leaving her feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Plus, the delicious coffee aroma will make her feel like she’s indulging in a spa treatment from the comfort of her own home.
2. DIY face masks
Face masks are a relaxing and therapeutic self-care activity, and they make a thoughtful gift that shows you put effort into creating something just for her.
Making your own masks at home allows you to tailor the ingredients to your mom’s specific skin needs, whether that’s a DIY detox mask to draw out impurities, a turmeric mask for brightening and evening out the skin tone, or a charcoal mask to deep clean and unclog pores.
3. DIY eucalyptus shower steamers
Eucalyptus shower steamers are a great way to turn a regular shower into a luxurious spa-like experience. The hot water activates the steamer, releasing the invigorating scent of eucalyptus and creating a soothing, aromatherapeutic atmosphere. They’re the perfect gift for any mom who could use a little relaxation and self-care, helping to reduce stress and tension while promoting a sense of calm and well-being.
4. Homemade bath bombs
Bath bombs are surprisingly easy to make! With a simple recipe and natural ingredients, you can create your own unique bath combs to give your mom a spa-like experience during her next bath. She’ll be relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book in no time!
5. DIY foot soak
This DIY foot soak recipe is exactly what your mom needs to relax and pamper her feet. Made with epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda and essential oils, this soak recipe is perfect for unwinding and relaxing achy feet, after all the hard work she does.
6. Coconut oil bath melts
Coconut oil bath melts are a luxurious and nourishing way to pamper your mom! With just a few simple ingredients and essential oils, you can create a batch of these moisturizing melts that will leave her skin feeling soft and smooth. Pop one into a warm bath and let the coconut oil work its magic, providing a relaxing and indulgent spa-like experience – melting away any stress.
7. Lavender lotion bars
Lavender is known for its calming and relaxing properties, making it great for winding down after a long day.
These lavender lotion bars are easy to apply, with coconut oil or mango butter leaving skin feeling nourished and moisturized, and the soothing lavender scent from lavender essential oil adding an extra touch of indulgence to her self-care routine.
I like these moon-shaped molds that really go with the whole relaxing theme.
8. Whipped coconut oil moisturizer
9. Homemade beeswax candles
Plus, you can customize your candles with your moms favorite scent and add a label to the jar that creates a personal feel she will love.
10. Self-care spa set
You can gift any of the above items individually, or put together a curated spa set to give your mom or wife a relaxing, luxurious spa day at home! She can light her new candle, diffuse some lavender essential oils, and she’ll feel just like she’s spending the day at the spa!
Grab a basket or box and build your homemade spa gift set with these items:
- Lavender essential oil
- Beeswax candle
- Bath bombs or shower steamers
- Lavender lotion bars
- Fresh lavender flowers
I recommend going with a lavender theme, but feel free to go with your moms favorite scent!
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