Mom's do a lot, all of the time. Mother's Day is when we celebrate and thank her for who she is and all that she does for each of us. One way to honor our Mother's beyond the heartfelt thank you, is with a gift to make her feel special and loved.
We headed to the aisles and found inexpensive, DIY Kitchen Spa gifts to make for your Mom. With a little help from Dad or other adult, even children can make these lovely presents to pamper Mom. We love Mom!
1. Place 1 Tbsp. of loose tea into the center of each circle, draw up sides into a bundle and tie off with waxed twine.
2. Place a variety of Tub Tea Bags into the box.
To use: Mom can customize her bath by tossing in her favorite combinations into a warm relaxing bath.
Citrus Sugar Scrub
1. Combine the body oil with the cane sugar.
2. Zest the lemons and orange to add color and fragrance to your preference. Package in jars.
To use: Use in shower or bath to exfoliate elbows and knees. Rinse well.
Chocolate Milk Bath
1. Mix ingredients together. Divide into cellophane bags. Secure with a tie. Makes two baths.
To use: Add to a running bath of warm water, swirling to mix into the water.
Orange & Peppermint Foot Soak
1. Place ingredients into a food processor and blend about a minute until ingredients are powdered and put in the jar.
To use: Pour a tablespoon of the soak into a bowl of water and ease those tootsies into relaxation!
Minty Fresh Lip Gloss
1. Place a Tablespoon or so-sized glob of petroleum jelly into a microwave safe bowl (you can add a tiny dab of Mom's favorite lipstick if you want the gloss to have color). Microwave for 30 seconds and then carefully stir making sure everything is melted (it may take a moment).
2. Drop in 2 - 3 drops of almond oil and 3 - 5 drops of mint. Don't add too much! Carefully pour into a lip gloss container.
Lavender Shower Steamers
1. Mix the baking soda and citric acid in a bowl. Add about 50 - 60 drops of essential oil, one drop at a time until you achieve your desired fragrance.
2. Mist the witch hazel over the mixture several times, and stir vigorously with a fork to bind the ingredients. With gloved hands, squeeze mixture together. It should be wet but not so much so that it starts fizzing. Firmly pack by pressing mix tightly into molds, using your fingers. Put aside a half hour or longer. Tap mold to extract steamers. Let sit 2 or more hours to dry. Pack into air-tight containers to preserve scent.
To use: Place near the edge of the tub or shower stall when taking a shower. Keep out of the direct water stream, but sitting in a damp area is ideal—enjoy the relaxing aroma! Makes 5 - 6 steamers depending on mold size, each steamer may last up to two showers.