Have you thought about what you're getting your mom for Mother's Day?
It tends to sneak up on us, leaving us scrambling for a gift or card at the last minute. Maybe this is the year that you plan ahead and find something truly meaningful and thoughtful for your wonderful mother.
A Mother's Day gift that hits the spot every time is one that has something to do with essential oils. People tend not to buy essential oils for themselves, but they're something that most people enjoy.
There are a lot of gift ideas that fill into the "essential oils" category as well. We're going to take a look at some unique gifts that involve essential oils, providing a little food for thought for your next Mother's Day gift.
Let's get started.
First Step: What Benefits Might She Enjoy?
All essential oils provide slightly different effects and benefits. Do some snooping and see if your mom is feeling stressed, sore, anxious, sad, or unmotivated.
Hopefully, she's feeling perfectly well. If she's not, you can take her answers and identify different essential oils that might help with those things. There are hundreds of essential oils to choose from, all of which offer a clear set of benefits.
Which Scents Does She Like?
If she isn't in need of any healing, she might just like to have a pleasant-smelling aroma on her or around her.
Do some digging to find out which scents your mom likes if you don't know already. You could ask her friends and partners to find out what smells put her in a better mindset.
If you and she have any special memories that involve nature, odds are that you can find essential oils to reflect that experience. Say, for example, that you went for a walk through a state park and had a really great conversation under a pine tree.
You could get her some pine oil and write a note explaining how important that conversation was, and that, hopefully, this bottle of oil will trigger her memory of that time.
Singular bottles of essential oils are great for rubbing on skin or improving the smell of places in the home, but the best way to spread an essential oil is through a diffuser.
Aroma Diffusers spread the smell of essential oils throughout the room and keep an area smelling wonderful. There's no effort involved, and the essence of the oil just blooms around the space, providing a variety of potential mental and physical benefits to everyone around.
At the very least, it's more enjoyable to be in a room that smells good than it is to be in a neutral one.
There's hardly any know-how involved with these gifts, either. You open the box, add the oil, plug it in, and it starts working. The benefits start to shine through immediately, and your mother will love the new addition to her space.
If she's not one to purchase essential oils herself, you can always keep restocking her on holidays and different events. The diffuser is a great way to have a steady flow of easy gift ideas because you can always incorporate an essential oil or two into your next gift for your mom.
Homemade essential oil bath bombs are excellent and thoughtful gifts. Homemade bath bombs are easy to make, and they can be customized with any essential oils you want to use.
All you have to do is purchase the unscented bath bomb, find the right essential oils for your mom, and add the oils yourself. If you're not sure what your mom will like, you can always pick up a few different bottles of essential oils and let her make the bomb herself.
Then, she'll have a very relaxing and enjoyable time in the bath the next time she takes one.
Lotions, Creams, and Body Butters
You can never go wrong with creams and body butter.
Let's be honest, everybody likes putting something sweet-smelling and smooth on their skin. Whether you're the grizzliest man alive or the sweetest mother on earth, you like the feeling of lotion on your skin.
There are plenty of essential-oil infused lotions to work with. It's even possible to make your own, although that might require a little more work than making a bath bomb.
These products are great for dry skin, rough spots, relaxation, stress, and more.
Another method of using essential oils is diluting them and putting them in spray bottles. It's an easy way to create your own perfume.
Different oils might require more or less water to dilute, but you certainly don't want to fill a bottle with pure essential oil and spray it. It will be too concentrated and overwhelming.
Instead, add a little water and wait until you get the ratio just right. You can also mix different essential oils together into one bottle. Create an ambience that you know your mom will love.
These sprays are great for keeping in the bathroom, in the car, in a doorway, or anywhere else in your mom's life. She can give a spray or two to freshen herself up, freshen the room around her, or just get a little reminder that her child loves her.
You can use this one when Father's Day rolls around, too. A combination of natural scents might be a lot more enjoyable than your standard bottle of body spray or cologne.
If your dad is the gruff type, though, make sure you find a "manly" sort of bottle to put the spray in. Packaging is everything to some people.
Still Searching for a Mother's Day Gift?
If you're having a hard time brainstorming the best Mother's Day gift, we're here to help. There are plenty of different ways to use essential oils in gift ideas. You might just need a little inspiration to get you on the right track.
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