3 Body-Soothing DIY Gifts for Mom

Abigail Blank - The Upside Blog | Vitacost.com/blog

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Don’t think just because you’re all grown up that your mom isn’t touched by a handmade gift. I have a sneaking suspicion the “aww” factor never fades. You just need to step up your game from papier-maché to something made to pamper. These three DIY body-soothing recipes are the prefect treat for your mom this Mother’s Day. A mason jar and a bit of pretty ribbon is all you need to package them into a sophisticated present. 

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Chamomile Oatmeal Bath Soak

1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup chamomile flowers


  1. Put oatmeal and dried flowers through a food processor or coffee grinder to create the finest pieces possible.
  2. Add 1/2-1 cup to a warm bath to soothe and moisturize dry, irritated skin.
  3. Store in an airtight container, like a mason jar or hinge-top canister, to keep fresh.

Sweet Orange Coconut Body Cream

1 cup coconut oil
4 tsp. vitamin E oil
10 drops sweet orange essential oil


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Using electric beaters or a stand-up mixer, whip ingredients together until fluffy.
  3. Transfer into an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place to prevent the coconut oil from liquifying.

Organic Brown Sugar Honey Facial Scrub

1/2 cup organic honey
1/2 cup organic brown sugar

Directions: Hand-stir ingredients until mixed thoroughly. Store in an airtight container and keep in a cool, dry place.