3 Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make With Natural Ingredients

by | Updated: May 10th, 2018 | Read time: 2 minutes

Brunches and flowers and “World’s Greatest Mom” coffee mugs are fine Mother’s Day gifts. If, you know, fine is what you’re going for. But if you want to put a personal touch and an eco-friendly spin on your gift this year, here are three simple, fragrant and fabulous DIY ideas that you can whip up in a snap!

1. Scented Drawer Sachet

Ingredients

6×4 inch piece of fabric of your choice (try upcycling a piece of clothing or sheets)
3 tsp. dried lavender
3 tsp. dried chamomile flowers
Fabric glue

Directions

With fabric turned inside out, glue three sides of the fabric together to make a pocket. Once glue is dry, turn pocket right side out and fill with dried flowers. Glue the final side closed and let glue dry. That’s it! The scent will be lovely and mild without adding chemical-based fragrances to her delicates drawer.

2. Chamomile Oatmeal Bath Soak

Ingredients

2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup chamomile flowers
Medium mason jar or canister

Directions

In a food processor or coffee grinder, combine oatmeal and dried flowers and blend to create the finest pieces possible. Store mixture in an airtight container, such as a mason jar or hinge-top canister, to keep it fresh. Make an adorable label telling your mom how awesome she is along with directions: “Add 1/2-1 cup to a warm bath to moisturize dry skin, soothe frazzled nerves or calm a frazzled mom.”

3. Potpourri

Ingredients

1/4 cup dried lavender
1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers
2 dried sage leaves (crushed or whole)
Small mason jar with lid

Directions

In a small mason jar with an airtight lid, combine all ingredients. Tie a ribbon around the jar and a note telling your mom how much you love her. All she has to do is open the lid to enjoy light, fresh aromatherapy.