Pamper your mom with these Mother’s Day gifts that keep on giving long after the day is done. We’ve got the best natural products that are sure to restore and rejuvenate–just like a day at the spa–minus any un-giftworthy ingredients. Even better, once she has them, she can repeat the experience over and over, thinking of you, and thank you each and every time.
Set the Mood
Start by giving Mom a little peace of mind in a bottle. While bubbly or a cold glass of chardonnay might be called for, we’re talking aromatherapy. Lotus Wei’s Flower Elixirs ($35-$50) harness the power of flower essences to help us increase joy, magnify love, quiet the mind, increase clarity and focus, relax the body, support sounder sleep or boost energy, depending on which of the six formulas you choose. Also great for relieving physical tension, especially in the neck and shoulders, which leads us to our next item…
Relieve Aching Muscles
Jamu Spa Massage Body & Hair Oil ($6-$29)
Now that Mom is starting to relax, up the ante with a little therapeutic massage. It doesn’t have to be professional to be beneficial. Touch is healing and you’ve got options. Have her partner, spouse or just about anyone with a smidgen of upper body strength indulge her with a massage. Whether it’s a back rub from a family member or a mini massage on her own two legs, feet, hands and arms, Jamu Spa’s Massage Body Oil ($6-$29) offers a nourishing tropical blend of sunflower, coconut, jojoba & exotic essential oils creating the perfect balance of slip, hydration and sensory experience.
A Facial To Make Her Glow
Give Mom the tools she needs for a complete facial. Cleanser, exfoliant, mask, toner and moisturizer. Depending on her skin type, we suggest a gentle creamy cleanser such as Acure Organics Facial Cleansing Cream Olive + Mint ($14.99) .
Follow this with either a fine grained facial scrub, such as Derma E’s Microdermabration Scrub, the at home alternative to an in office micro derm treatment with the perfect “grit” factor for effective exfoliation ($32.50).
No facial is complete without a mask, so treat her to a high impact, antioxidant rich one like Pangea Organics’ Japanese Matcha Tea Acai Goji Berry Facial Mask ($45) for the “wow” factor in her DIY facial. She will love the marked improvement in quality, tone, and texture of her skin.
Finally, give her a deeply hydrating treatment moisturizer to leave her skin radiant, plumped and glowing, such as Pomega5’s Grenade Anti Rides Nourishing Cream ($78 – she’s worth it…and so is this cream).
Soothing Tub Time
Sometimes, closing the bathroom door is the only “me” time Mom gets, so help her make the most of it. If she’s a bath lover, let’s amp up the skin-loving relaxation factors with a bath enhancement such as Sumbody’s Stress Relieving Bath Salts ($6.95), which help to replenish minerals in the body, soften and soothe skin, and assist in combating a number of common ailments, or moisture rich Bath Melts ($5.50) to help hydrate and seal in moisture for velvety soft skin.
Since shaving may not make the ‘Mom To Do List’ often, help her out by stocking her bath or shower with a fresh (and eco-friendly) razor from Preserve ($8.50) and some rash reducing shaving cream such as Eco Armour’s Shave With Benefits ($12.95).
This rich foam reduces knicks, ingrown hairs, and razor burns, for a smooth, comfortable shave and even helps keep that razor sharp!
Mom more a shower than bath gal? Opt for a high impact, skin loving shower gel such as Seaweed Bath Co’s Wildly Natural Soothing Shower Gel ($12.89). Packed with nourishing and detoxifying properties of seaweed, this natural body wash soothes and moisturizes even the most sensitive skin.
Now that she’s clean, hydrated, massaged, relaxed and glowing, it’s time for a little mother child role reversal during which you play with her finger and toes. Didn’t inherit the nail painting gene? Recruit help! That artsy sister (cousin, aunt, friend…) of yours can handle a mani-pedi and Londontown ($22-$125) has a range of nail care with everything you need. From cuticle treatments to nail hardeners and amazing color lacquers, their healthier formulas are free of Formaldehyde, Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Camphor and Formaldehyde Resin, 5 nasties often present in other polishes. Available in a wide range of colors, Mom can flash those fingers and toes with confidence when you’re finished.
And remember, the best Mother’s Day gifts for any Mom is just time with people she loves. Be sure to make an afternoon of your gift and enjoy some of the experience with her. That’s any Mom’s wish come true.
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