01 May DIY Mother’s Day Gifts
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and finding that perfect gift for mom is never easy. So, why not make her a DIY spa gift with items you can find in the green market and your pantry. Here are some of my favorites!
Rosey Peppermint Muscle Soak
What it does: Epsom salt relaxes the nervous system, relieves achey muscles, and reduces stress.
1 quart epsom salt
1/4 cup sea salt
10 drops red food coloring
6 drops rose water
5 drops peppermint oil
Mix well and place in a pretty jar. To use: just add a scoop to the bath.
Raspberry parfacial mask
What it does: The oatmeal absorbs oil naturally while calming irritated skin. Raspberries contain vitamin c which helps skin produce collagen and stay elastic.
1 cup pureed raspberries
1/4 cup honey
1 cup rolled oats
Mix welll and store in a pretty jar. Lasts up to two weeks.
To use: Apply to face, leave on for 5 minutes, rinse well.
Strawberry Orange Scrub
What it does: Oranges, rich in vitamin c and alpha hydroxy acids, smooth and soften hands while strawberry seeds exfoliate dead skin.
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon sugar
2 crushed strawberries
1 tablespoon olive oil
Mix welll and store in a pretty jar. Lasts up to two weeks. To use: Apply to wet hands and wash hands as you would with soap.
Lemon Hair Mist
What it does: The hint of lemon juice can give hair a little boost of highlight and the mist will protect hair if mom goes swimming in the pool this summer.
1 cup warm water
4 teaspoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix welll and put the mixture in a spritz bottle. Lasts up to one month. To use: Spritz hair with the mist before going into the sun or pool.
Grapefruit Mint Tea Toner
What it does: Grapefruit juice is rich in vitamin c, which will tone and brighten the skin. Witch hazel is a mild astringent that removes excess dirt, oil, and makeup. The mint tea freshens and wakes up the skin.
1/4 cup Mint tea at room temperature
1/4 cup witch hazel
1/4 cup grapefruit juice fresh or bottled
Mix welll and put the mixture in a spritz bottle or a jar. Lasts up to one month. To use: Apply to cotton ball and wipe across face to remove dirt and oil.