Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and it leaves us with one big question, what to get the mothers in your life? Speaking as a momma, nothing is more appreciated as a gift that inspires relaxation and self-pampering! In fact, I just sent a box of My Pure Earth goodies to my own mother in Canada for mother’s day, so I thought I would share what I included in her package. I hope this gives you some inspiration for your own gift-giving ideas.
Lavender essential oil – There are few women who don’t enjoy the relaxing aroma of this oil. Its relaxing floral aroma calms the mind and body, eases tension and is great to aid sleep. It’s a staple in any package that I send back home.
Bergamot essential oil – One of our most popular oils for diffusing. Bergamot is known for its powerful effect on the nervous system and can help to relieve the symptoms of anxiety, depression, fear and insomnia. The antidepressant properties of this oil bring nourishment to your nervous system and lift you away from negative feelings. Plus, it’s a crowd-pleaser; almost everyone who smells this oil loves it (even my dad, who is a tough cookie when it comes to aromas).
Frankincense essential oil – One of my mother’s favourite oils! She adds it to the bath, her skincare products, and loves to diffuse it. Emotionally, frankincense is a beautifully grounding oil to help one live in the moment. It is also used for meditation and relaxation as it helps to calm and centre the mind while reducing stress levels.
Rose essential oil – This one is a real treat! My mother loves the aroma of roses, so she receives a bottle of this stunning oil every Mother’s Day. It’s not a cheap gift’ it does take 60 organic roses to make each drop, so you can understand why it has such a steep price tag. When we think of roses, we think of love, and this oil is filled with love. It loves the skin, the heart, the mind and our emotions. This is an investment oil as it has a long shelf life, and a single dropgoes a VERY long way.
Dreamtime essential oil blend – Who doesn’t enjoy sleep? This is the perfect gift to give anyone who enjoys their zzzzzzzs. My mum loves diffusing this oil every night, and because there is Bergamot in this blend, my dad also enjoys it.
Rose Hydrosol – Rose hydrosol has been used as a luxurious skin toner for hundreds (if not thousands) of years. It nourishes skin health and restores skin’s radiance, beauty and youthfulness. It helps restore moisture, making it perfect for healing dry skin and is especially beneficial for mature, ageing skin types. Your mum will love starting her day with this hydrosol. It’s a beautiful treat for the skin.
Diffuser Jewellery – This year, I sent my mother one of our new diffuser necklaces. But any item from our jewellery collection makes an amazing gift! Pair the jewellery with a bottle of their favourite essential oil and you will have a winning combo. All they have to do is add a few drops of oil to the lava stones, and they can bring the power of aromatherapy with them wherever they go.
Essential Oil Pouch – Who doesn’t love a great pouch with a fun design? Our pouches are handmade in Bali by a tiny, family-run, ethical shop. They are also great for gifting oils, as they are an eco-friendly way to wrap your gift. Choose from six designs available in 2 oil and 6 oil sizes. My mamma will be receiving the 6 bottle pouch in Pineapple stand this year.
If you want to add a more personal touch to your gift this year, why not make a handmade, personalised gift that inspires your mum to take care of herself.
Here are four handmade, self-care gifts that you can whip up just in time for Mother’s Day. And while you’re at it – I hope you make something for yourself too!
To all the Mums out there, I’m sending you a big hug and lots of love. Remember to treat yourself well, you’re amazing! Happy Mother’s Day!