9 DIY ‘made with love’ body treats perfect for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day (8 May 2016) is just around the corner, but there is still a bit of time left to prepare that special lady in your life a gift she’ll love and appreciate. Nothing says “I love you and thank you for everything Mom” quite like something you made yourself…


Although moms are worth every penny, you really don’t need to spend a fortune on your Mother’s Day gift. With a bit of creativity, a few fragrant ingredients and pretty, but simple packaging, you can make your mom pampering body treats that she’ll adore and enjoy using.


Here are some stunning body treats recipes I’ve found that will make for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Coconut Rose Body Scrub

Made with only organic, aromatic materials, this luxurious scrub will not only give mom toned, smooth, glowing skin, but has healing properties as well. Pink Himalayan sea salt exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, coconut oil is ultra hydrating, and rose essential oil tones, firms and lifts skin and is great for healing scars and stretchmarks. For the full recipe, click here.


Oatmeal and Lavender Bath Soak

Spoil mom with a mini spa treat at home with this easy-to-make bath soak. It’s loaded with good ingredients like Epsom Salts for detoxing the body and treating inflammation, oatmeal which soothes all kinds of skin ailments and dryness and Lavender essential oil which provides aromatherapy and relaxation to a stressed body and mind. For the full recipe, click here.


Homemade Bath Bombs

Bath bombs or ‘fizzes’ are actually much easier to make than you think, and will make a fabulous Mother’s Day gift. Make mom various colours and flavours of bath bombs for a relaxing soak in the tub. Think lemongrass, peppermint, lavender, and rose… You can also incorporate flower petals into your bombs, and package it charmingly in an empty egg carton and ribbon around it… For the full recipe, click here.


Raspberry Lemon Sugar Scrub

Taking only five minutes to prepare and requiring four ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be simpler, yet it’s beautiful, fragrant and a wonderfully pampering treat for mom. You’ll need some coconut oil, granulated sugar, food colouring, and essential oil of your choice for fragrance. Fill a Mason jar with the scrub, and print a lovely label for it as well. You can go all out and give mom various flavours of sugar scrub… For the full recipe, click here.


Vanilla Latte Soap

Not only will this make for a perfect gift, but it is a great way to re-purpose left over coffee grinds. Vanilla Latte Soap also has great health and beauty benefits, such as exfoliating dead skin cells, reducing puffiness and inflammation, and improving blood circulation, plus it smells divine. Along with your leftover coffee grinds, you’ll need a soap mould and ingredients such as vegetable glycerin soap, vanilla bean and rubbing alcohol for preventing bubbles. For the full recipe, click here.


Blueberry Lemon Body Scrub

Let mom indulge in the fragrant scents of summer with this easy-to-make, deliciously yummy blueberry and lemon body scrub. It will be the ultimate treat and leave mom’s skin feeling silky smooth and radiant. You’ll only require some coconut oil, white sugar and fresh or frozen blueberries for this one. For the full recipe, click here.


Vanilla Rose Petal Bath Salts

Rose petals and bath salt make a beautiful combination and smells terrific. Give mom a pretty and indulging treat with these vanilla rose petal bath salts with which she can soak in the bath for hours. Put Epsom salt, the petals from a rose (hint: choose mom’s favourite colour rose) and a few drops of vanilla fragrance oil in a blender for a few seconds and viola! The perfect Mother’s Day gift. Put it in a pretty glass container and don’t forget to attach a little wooden spoon for easy scooping… For the full recipe, click here.


DIY Spa Kit

This one is guaranteed to score some major ‘points’ with mom. Give that special lady an entire mini, peppermint scented spa kit she can use to her heart’s content at home. This trio of DIY products include a sugar scrub, whipped body cream and foot soak, for some head-to-toe pampering. It’s actually much easier to make than you think, and you can go all creative with your packaging. For the full recipe, click here.


White Chocolate Orange Body Butter

Did someone say ‘chocolate’? Now think slathering your body with the deliciousness that is chocolate… Mom will ADORE you for this! This creamy white chocolate orange body butter doesn’t just smell good enough to eat, it contains wonderful properties such as Vitamin E, and skin benefits including moisturising and nourishing dry and tired skin. Definitely on top of the list of perfect Mother’s Day gifts… For the full recipe, click here.


So there you have it, 9 body products that will be perfect as Mothers Day gifts. Would you rather buy mom something? Check out Junk Mail for great bargains on all sorts of things that will make her very happy. Also read Mother’s Day: Spoil your mom with these great gift ideas for some awesome tips!

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