This Mother’s Day, treat Mom (or an important woman in your life) to some rest and relaxation with this DIY gift basket. This simple handmade gift uses only natural ingredients, everything from an herbal tea and bath salt to a facial mask, hydrating lotion and body mist. Complete the gift by downloading the FREE printable Mother’s Day card and matching floral labels.
Make sure you scroll to the bottom of this post to grab your FREE printable Mother’s Day card as well as the matching gift basket labels.
Mothers deserve something extra special, don’t they?
We all know motherhood isn’t an easy task. But it is certainly an important one.
A mother raises us, she make meals for us, teaches us, she comforts us in our time of need, supports us in our endeavors, encourages us when we trying something new, cleans up after us when we are young, is a shoulder for us to cry on, a friend to laugh with and most importantly, she loves us unconditionally.
Mothers come in all different shapes, sizes and forms. Sometimes the most important woman in your life is your birth mom. Sometimes it is a mother in-law. Sometimes a sister who helped you raise you. Perhaps an aunt that was always by your side. A devoted grandma. A neighbor. An older friend from church. The mother of your children. Or the woman who adopted you. No matter who it is, they have showed you care and affection through thick and thin.
Homemade Mother’s Day Gift
May is the month to celebrate mothers. In one way or another, whether it is a gift or an action, everyone likes to show their mom some appreciation on Mother’s Day. My mother often likes to receive a gift that relates to homesteading, that being a new gardening tool, something she can use in the kitchen or her favorite, a non fiction book that will teach her something new. Other women prefer to go out to eat or have a home cooked meal made for them. Flowers and cards are often popular Mother’s Day gifts. Another thoughtful gift idea is to give a Mother’s Day gift basket filled with all-natural handmade beauty and body care products.
This DIY gift basket was created with relaxation in mind. Each piece in this gift includes something to relieve stress and pamper mom. You’ll find the ingredients are natural, such as chamomile and lavender, oatmeal and coconut oil, plus they are easy to access or purchase if you don’t currently have them on hand. Scroll to the bottom of this post to discover where you can purchase each material to make this gift basket for mom. Add a personal touch to your gift by printing out the free Mother’s Day card and coordinating labels.
Mother’s Day Gift Idea
Make mom feel extra special this Mother’s Day with this thoughtful, yet simple do-it-yourself gift basket made with only all-natural ingredients.
Rest & Relax Gift Set
Hydrate & Nourish Body Cream
An incredibly soothing body and facial cream that moisturizes skin and helps mom feel and look her best.
Makes: 4 ounces
2 Tbs (20 g) shea butter
2 Tbs (20 g) cocoa butter
2 Tbs (32 g) organic olive oil
2 Tbs (25 g) organic coconut oil
2-3 drops lavender essential oil
4 oz jar such as a jelly canning jar
Add the shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil and coconut oil into a pint size mason jar. Set the jar into a saucepan with a few inches of water over low heat until the shea and cocoa butter have melted. The jar acts as a makeshift double boiler.
Turn off the stove burner. Remove the jar from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the essential oil. Pour the mixture into a heatproof mixing bowl and place in the fridge for 45 minutes or until it becomes set up and begins looking solidified.
Once it has set up, remove from the fridge. Using a hand mixer, whip the coconut body butter until light and fluffy – similar to a super thick whipped cream. Scoop the body cream into a jar and add a label (if using).
Oatmeal & Lavender Facial Mask
Cleanse and soothe your skin with this facial mask recipe full of calming herbs and exfoliating oatmeal.
Makes: 1/2 cup
5 Tbs (36 g) rolled oats
2 Tbs (2 g) dried chamomile flowers
1 Tbs (1 g) dried lavender
Thin glass jar
In a spice or coffee grinder, combine the oats, chamomile and lavender. Grind into a powder. Place in a sealed container.
To use, mix 2 teaspoons of the facial mask with warm water. Spread onto your face and relax for about 10 minutes while the mask dries. Rinse.
Rest & Relax Herbal Tea
Reduce stress and tension with a warm cup of herbal tea. Packed full of calming chamomile and a delicious apple and cinnamon spice taste.
Makes: 1/2 cup, enough for 4 cups of tea
5 Tbs (9 g) dried chamomile
2 Tbs (7 g) dried apple, cut into small pieces
1Tbs (12 g) cinnamon chips
Airtight storage container
Combine dried chamomile, chopped dried apple and the cinnamon chips in a small box. Mix together. Pour into an airtight container.
To use, heat a mug of water. Add two tablespoons of the loose tea to a tea bag. Place the tea bag into the water. Cover the mug with a saucer or small plate to prevent the medicinal properties from evaporating. Steep the tea for a few minutes. Remove the tea bag and enjoy your cup of herbal tea.
A mineral rich soak for your feet or body that helps to detoxify and relax.
Makes: a little over half a cup, enough for 2 baths or 4 foot soaks
1/4 cup (73 g) coarse sea salt
1/4 cup (60 g) coarse pink Himalayan salt
1 Tbs (9 g) baking soda
1 Tbs (1 g) dried chamomile flowers
1 Tbs (1 g) dried lavender flowers
3 drops lavender essential oil
In a small bowl, add the sea salt, pink Himalayan salt and baking soda. Mix together.
In a spice or coffee grinder, combine the chamomile and lavender. Grind into a fine powder. Add the dried flower powder into the salt mixture. Stir in the essential oil and mix to thoroughly combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
To use, pour 1/4 cup of the salt into warm bath water or 2 tablespoons for a relaxing foot soak. Rest and enjoy!
Calming Body Mist
Unwind and relax, all while smelling good with this calming body spritz. Made with tranquil lavender, uplifting orange and pleasantly floral bergamot essential oil.
Makes: 2 ounces
11 drops bergamot essential oil
9 drops orange essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 oz spray bottle
Fill a small spray bottle one third of the way with witch hazel. Add the essential oils. Finish filling the bottle the rest of the way with water, preferably distilled.
To use, shake the bottle to combine the ingredients. Spritz the homemade mist on your body and enjoy the calming fragrance.
How to Assemble a Mother’s Day Gift Basket
- Purchase a small gift basket or gift box from your favorite shop or a thrift store. I found the rustic gift basket in the photo above from Hobby Lobby.
- Fill the basket about 2/3 of the way with either tissue paper, shredded decorative paper, spanish moss or fabric.
- Print out the labels on sticker paper. Or use regular printing paper and adhere the labels with doubled sided tape or a glue dot.
- Add the jarred items and tea bags to the basket. Arrange everything so that they can be easily seen.
- Fill out and sign the back of the Mother’s Day card and place in the gift basket.