Mother’s Day is this Sunday. All of the stores are filled with an overwhelming array of gift ideas so you may be having a hard time trying to decide what thingamabobber she needs most or which whatchamajigger she doesn’t already have.  Mothers are really not that complicated. Most mothers I know that have young children only have one thing in mind for the perfect gift… a pampering trip to the bathroom ALONE to sit in the bath in peace and quiet. Today, I am going to supply you with the information you need to make that happen without buying the most expensive bath set you can find in a scent that she hopefully likes.

For me, a pampering bath requires a shut door, peace and quiet, a soak of some sort, an exfoliant, and a moisturizer. The first two things I can’t help you with but the others I can handle. So today I’m showing you how I make a gift set that includes bath salts, sugar scrub, and body butter.

Bath Salts

2.5 Cups Epsom Salt

1.5 teaspoon Coconut Oil

1/8 Cup Body Wash (Any kind she likes is fine)

Coloring (Optional)

5 Drops Essential Oil (Optional)

For this recipe, I used lavender essential oil and lavender body wash that I had made. You can use any body wash that she likes. If the body wash you choose has plenty of scent, the essential oils aren’t necessary. I also used soap colorants because that is what I had available. You can also use food coloring or none at all.

In a mixing bowl, combine all of your ingredients. Once mixed well, you can put the mixture in a jar. I used 8 ounce mason jars for my packaging. This recipe filled three jars so you could have one for your mother, one for your mother in law, and one for yourself.

Sugar Scrub

1 Cup Sugar

4 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

10 Drops Essential Oil

Coloring (Optional)

In a mixing bowl, combine your ingredients. If using a room temperature solid coconut oil, I “fold in” my coconut oil and try to break it up as I work it in. If you want to color the sugar scrub, I recommend adding the color to the coconut oil before adding the sugar so as to achieve a more blended color. I have never used food coloring in sugar scrub so I am not going to guarantee that it wouldn’t have a staining effect on the skin. This recipe made a little more than one jar so if you want to fill three jars double the recipe.

Body Butter

5 Tablespoons Shea Butter

5 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

10 Drops Essential Oil

Coloring (Optional)

In a mixing bowl, combine your ingredients and whip with an electric mixer. The mixture will be a thin consistency once it has been whipped. Place your bowl in the freezer for only a couple of minutes to cool so it will thicken back up. Take the bowl back out and put the mixture in the mason jar. This recipe only filled one 8 ounce jar so if you want more you will need to multiply the recipe accordingly. For three jars, use about one cup of each. I do not recommend food coloring in the body butter. If you do not have soap colorant you do not need to add coloring.

I have gone a step further in helping make this gift set easy for you. I also have a free printable for the labels. Sweet, right? You’re welcome 🙂

So whip up these recipes, print your labels, put the jars in a cute basket and wrap with cellophane and a ribbon. Done!

Note: My basket was found at the Dollar General two for $1 and the roll of cellophane was $1 as well.

I hope you enjoy these recipes either for a Mother’s Day gift set or for yourself. Let me know how they turned out and if your mom loves them!

Print Your Free Mother's Day Gift Set Labels Here