When I was a little girl going to Brownies and then Girl Guides I always used to make my own Mothers Day gifts. Our Brown Owl was certainly a fan of Lavender as I remember making lavender draw sachets, Lavender coat hangers and even these little round lavender bags to hang on your coat hangers. The things you remember from childhood!
Somehow making your own handmade gifts seems more personal. Even my girls love making me something special. If you would like to make your own gifts this year, then here are 3 of my favourite recipes to try.
There’s my famous Choc Orange Lip Balm, Roller Bottle Perfume and Bath Bombs. You can buy roller bottles in my shop and bath bomb moulds from eBay.
Gorgeous Mothers Day Gifts You Can Make
- 2 tsp Beeswax
- 2 tsp Coconut Oil (the real stuff not the fractionated coconut stuff that I hate)
- ½ tsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tsp cocoa butter
- 10 drops Orange Essential Oil
- 4-6 Lip Balm tubes or glass jars
- First, sterilise and set up your containers for the mixture to be syringed in to them straight away.
- Melt the beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler
- Add the essential oils and raw cacao powder and stir till combined.
- Using a syringe, fill up the lip balm tubes.
- Let cool before using them.
- They will melt so keep them in a cool place.
Mothers Day Perfume
- 10 drops Stress Away essential oil
- 4.5 mls carrier oil such as jojoba or V6 Carrier oil
- 5ml roller bottle
- Firstly, add the essential oils to the roller bottle and fill up with carrier oil.
- After that, pop in the roller top.
- Shake to combine.
- Roll a small amount on wrists and behind ears.
Bath Bomb Recipe
- 1 cup Bicarb Soda
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- ½ cup Epsom salts
- ¾ cup cornflour or arrowroot powder
- 1 tbs lavender flowers
- 15 drops Lavender essential oil
- Food Colouring
- 2 TBS V6 Vegetable Complex Carrier oil
- 2 tsp witchhazel
- Firstly, in a large, clean mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients. If possible, use a sieve or sifter when adding your dry ingredients to the bowl to ensure they are free of clumps.
- Mix well.
- Then, add your essential oils and food colouring (if using) drop by drop and stir into the dry ingredients. It is normal for the mixture to fix a little.
- Slowly add your carrier oil and witch hazel while mixing the ingredients with your hand or a whisk.
- Finally, press the mixture into moulds, or use melon ballers to form your bath bombs. Set them onto wax paper to dry. Allow them to dry at least a day, depending on the time of year, temperature and humidity.
- Most important – keep your bath bombs in an airtight container or bag otherwise they won’t fizz as well at bath time. Drop one or two of the bombs into your bath, then enjoy an aromatic and fizzy bath.
Best essential oils for Bath Bombs
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm.
Joy essential oil blend is an uplifting blend of pure essential oils that creates magnetic energy and brings happiness to the heart, inspiring romance and togetherness.
Stress Away essential oil blend contains a unique combination of Lime essential oil and Vanilla extract. It’s this distinct mix of Vanilla and Lime that gives Stress Away its unique and pleasant aroma, among other benefits. Stress Away also includes Copaiba, which has a history of beneficial properties in topical application.
Peace & Calming essential oil is a gentle, sweet blend of Tangerine, Orange, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy.
You can find more great Mothers Day gift ideas and another great recipe here.