Mother’s Day is almost here.
Show Mom some love with a fabulous handmade DIY Spa Mother’s Day Gift
Mother’s Day will be upon us soon. Over the years, we mother’s received quite a variety of gifts. While I am always happy to get any gift for Mother’s Day and don’t get me wrong, the jewelry and spa visits are great, but my favorite gifts are the ones my kids made themselves. The ones they made at school are charming. The ones they made with the assistance of their dad were the best. For the three of them to share time together creating something made the gifts extra special.
In that spirit, I have a couple of easy recipes and some suggestions for a great DIY Spa gift.
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DIY Spa Mother’s Day Gifts – Peppermint foot soak
Your will need
Peppermint Améo Essential Oil
Red Food Coloring
Measure about 1 cup Epsom salts into a 500 ml jar, add ten drops Peppermint Améo Essential Oil and 3 or four drops of red food coloring. Shake until the salt is uniformly pink. Pour into decorative jar.
DIY Spa Mother’s Day Gifts -Lemon Sugar Scrub
You will need
Almond oil (optional)
Lemongrass Améo Essential Oil (I use lemongrass because it is so intense. You can use any oil you like. Améo has some lovely blends. Calming Breeze would be a lovely choice for a spa scent.)
Measure 1 cup sugar, into a microwave safe bowl.
Add 4 Tbsp coconut oil
Add 1 Tbsp Almond oil (optional)
Microwave 30-45 seconds to soften coconut oil. Mix well, add 10-15 drops of Essential Oil. Mix well.
To make the sugar scrub pretty, you could add some yellow food coloring or grated lemon zest. I had some colored sugar crystals in the pantry, so I add a few yellow ones to create lemon colored flecks in the scrub.
Spoon this mixture into a decorative Jar.
I like to use the wide 250 ml Mason jars. If you want other, very cool choices check out Specialty Bottles.
You can be even fancier and use some sea glass paint and pretty labels.
To make this extra special make some custom labels. I use the Avery Design and Print Online program. It is very easy to use and has a great selection of ready-made designs. As I never seem to have the label size, I want to design I print it out on regular paper and use a glue stick.
Add some colorful nail files, fun toe separators, callus remover and a saucy nail color with a brightly colored gift bag, and you are all set.