6 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

6 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Looking for a fun DIY Mother’s Day idea for a mom who would appreciate a natural gift? Here are six ways to make mom happy — with specific recipes and ideas for each.

1. Give her flowers.

Essential oils can capture the entrancing scent of flowers and keep them available for a long, long time. Give Mom a “bouquet” of roses with a basket of Aura Cacia Rose Absolute or Rose Otto Precious Essentials ™Frontier Rosehips and Dried Rose Petal sachet. If she prefers the relaxing scent of lavender, fill her basket with Aura Cacia Lavender Essential Oil or a Lavender Flower sachet.

How about some floral tea?  You can delight her with a selection of bulk, loose leaf flower teas such as Frontier Hibiscus, Calendula, Chamomile and Jasmine.

2. Treat her with sweets.

Sweets have a good reputation for expressing love. DIY treats are especially “sweet” — try whipping up a special  recipe for her:

Your “sweets for the sweet” theme doesn’t have to involve a caloric intake. This cocoa butter-based Chocolate Body Butter recipe will nourish Mom’s skin and fill the air with a delightful floral-sweet and chocolatey aroma.


3 ounces Aura Cacia Organic Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Butter 4 fl. oz.
36 drops Aura Cacia Vanilla (in jojoba oil) 0.5 fl. oz.
1 ounce grapeseed oil
6 drops tangerine essential oil
6 drops ylang ylang III essential oil
4-ounce amber glass wide mouth jar


1. In a small pan on low heat, melt the cocoa butter. 
2. Stir in the jojoba oil and remove from heat.
3. Stir in the essential oils and pour the mixture into wide mouth jar. Cap and allow to set up overnight. 
4. To use, apply as a massage or skincare butter.

3. Make her breakfast (or brunch) in bed.

It’s a good bet your mom has made her share of breakfasts for the family. Maybe she’d like to stay in bed and have a delicious breakfast or brunch brought to her. For a DIY yogurt, try Cultures for Health Greek Yogurt Culture Starter

4. Nurture her passion for cooking.

Maybe your mom’s the practical type. If she likes to cook, consider refreshing her spice rack for her. Check out our selection of spices and seasonings and put together a fresh supply of her favorite spices — and a few surprises to add to the fun. (If you often stop by Mom’s for dinner, you’ll be doing yourself a favor as well.) Even on a small budget, you can provide mom with a couple of premium spices she might not indulge in herself, such as exotic Spanish saffron.

5. Pamper her with herbs.

If mom enjoys herbs, try a DIY herbal mineral bath salts recipe that is sure to please her. 


48 drops Aura Cacia Roman Chamomile Essential Oil 0.125 fl. oz.
4-ounce Aura Cacia Amber Wide Mouth Jar with Writable Label 4 oz.
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup sea salt


1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
2. Transfer mix to wide mouth jar.
3. To use, dissolve 1 to 3 tablespoons into warm bath.

6. Help her keep her balance.

If you have a yoga mom, give her some aromatherapy gifts that will enhance her routines. Aura Cacia’s Chakra Balancing Roll-ons are formulated according to ancient traditions to balance the seven chakras and bring us into a healthily functioning state of harmony. Or, try one of Aura Cacia’s Organic Yoga Mists — they can be used as a refreshing body spray, a mat spray or room freshener. If you’d like to craft her gift instead, these tips on enhancing yoga with essential oils tell you how to make diffusing and purifying formulations as well as a signature massage/anointing oil. We also carry a line of fitness and yoga mats, blocks, straps and gear for the fitness-minded mom.

When you were little, you probably gave your mom indecipherable drawings, dandelions and found objects to show your love. Now you can similarly delight her with a grown-up gift that nurtures a natural lifestyle. 


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