DIY Mother’s Day Gifts with Essential Oils

Want a truly unique gift for mom this Mother’s Day? Help mom live better, naturally. Check out these DIY Mother’s Day Gifts with essential oils.

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10 DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas - gifts you can make with essential oils -

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Want a truly unique gift for mom? Read on for some great DIY Mother’s Day Gifts.

Essential oils are better gifts than flowers, chocolates and a pedicure combined!

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy and are compounds extracted from plants. The oils capture the plant’s scent and flavor, or “essence.” Unique aromatic compounds give each essential oil its characteristic essence.

Once the aromatic chemicals have been extracted, they are combined with a carrier oil to create a product that’s ready for use.

The way the oils are made is important, as essential oils obtained through chemical processes are not considered true essential oils.

Essential oils can be inhaled or diluted and applied to the skin. They may stimulate your sense of smell or have medicinal effects when absorbed and they make great gifts!

DIY Mother’s Day Gift For Newbies – Essential oils starter kit

First and foremost, mom deserves her own premium starter kit. It’s a whole set to get her started on her oily journey. The premium starter kit includes: 11 essential oils and a diffuser (which replaces candles and plug-in air fresheners). It’s a gorgeous set that can help with everything from wellness to sleep to skin care to digestion.

Photo of diffuser and essential oils kit

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts – For Relaxing

Bath bombs

Make these gorgeous Lavender bath bombs to give mom a spa day at home. These are so much better than the ones at Lush because they’re made without artificial dyes and preservatives. Wrap in a cellophane and tie with a cute bow.

closeup of bath bombs

Lavender bath salts

Pamper mom with these homemade Lavender bath salts. Make a big batch that she can store in the bathroom and use again and again. This recipe calls for Lavender but you can use other essential oils like Joy or Stress Away too.

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts – Perfume


Forget the department store perfume as a Mother’s Day present. The fragrances used in perfumes can contain hundreds of toxic chemicals, and manufacturers don’t have to disclose the ingredients because the scents are proprietary company information and thus exempt from having to be listed on the bottle.

Make mom a homemade perfume to store in her purse to use on the go. Made with just a few ingredients (and no toxic chemicals like department store perfume), and mom can even choose her favorite oil from the premium starter kit to use. Joy or Stress Away are great options for a DIY perfume.

Rose essential oil

Want to splurge on mom for Mother’s Day? Get her a bottle of Rose essential oil. The price is equivalent to a bottle of expensive perfume – but without the toxic chemicals. Rose essential oil is incredibly fragrant and excellent as a homemade perfume or even in the diffuser. It has one of the highest frequencies of any essential oil and excellent for emotional balance and wellness. Rose essential oil is also fantastic for skin care.

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts – Self Care

Orange and Cedarwood body scrub

Make this relaxing Orange and Cedarwood sugar body scrub with just a few ingredients. This luxurious scrub helps to nourish the skin and gently exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal gorgeous skin. Mom will love this DIY gift.

Closeup of body scrub with essential oils in the background

DIY homemade facial serum

Forget those expensive skin care products from the department store. Make mom her own DIY homemade facial serum with Rose, Frankincense, Myrrh, and Lavender essential oils to promote healthy-looking skin.

Coconut whipped body butter

This homemade whipped body butter is so luxurious. It’s incredibly moisturizing, nourishing and smells like the beach. It’s made with coconut oil and Lavender – both helps to soothe irritated skin.

DIY lip balm

Do you have multiple Mother’s Day Gifts (in-laws, aunts, friends or relatives)? Make a batch of this DIY lip balm in these inexpensive lip balm containers. It costs less than $0.25 per container – and that includes the prices of the container itself. You can make different flavors using – Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, etc. – and give a trio as a gift.

What’s your favorite homemade gift with essential oils to give to mom?

Top Tips For DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

  • If going for a starter kit, choose one with a diffuser.
  • If you have multiple ‘moms’ you want to buy gifts for, then DIY lip balm is perfect as you can make a batch.
  • Essential oils should be sold in dark amber or dark blue glass bottles. Clear glass allows unfiltered light to enter and can cause the oil to spoil. Never buy pure essential oils in plastic bottles, since the oils can dissolve plastic and contaminate the product.
  • The bath salts recipe calls for Lavender but you can use other essential oils like Joy or Stress Away too.

How to Get Started with Essential Oils

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