Mother's Day DIY
DIY gifts for someone we all love, Moms! Give your mom a gift that comes from the heart while at the same time filled with all natural ingredients.
-Calming Magnesium Body Butter
-Tea Tree and Mint Foot Scrub
-DIY Peel Off Charcoal Mask
Calming Magnesium Body Butter
-1/2 cup magnesium flakes (great for relaxing muscle tissue, if you suffer from chronic cramping, restless leg, tendonitis, or carpal tunnel magnesium can be very beneficial to relax the muscle tissue. Some cases of Charlie horses and restless leg can be due to a magnesium deficiency.)
-3 tbsp boiling water
-1/4 cup coconut oil (antifungal, antimicrobial and helps soften skin)
-1 tbsp beeswax pastilles
-3 tbsp shea butter (due to its fatty acids it is incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for the skin, reduces inflammation due to its cinnamic acid content)
-1-quart mason jar
-2 coffee mugs
-20 drops lavender essential oil (calming and antispasmodic)
-15 drops cedarwood essential oil (increases circulation and blood flow, good for varicose veins and a lymphatic mover) and or frankincense essential oil (decreases inflammatory response, skin tonifies and increases cellular regeneration)
-10 drops cypress essential oil (decreases swelling, good for varicose veins, decreases cellulite)
-15 drops grapefruit essential oil (tonifying and tightening for the skin, increases lipolysis for fat, supports the liver thus helping with fluid)
This makes about 4-8 ounces of lotion. Store at room temperature in a cupboard for up to 2-3 months.
Tea Tree and Mint Foot Scrub
-apricot oil (helps restore and aid in repair damage skin)
-Hiwakai black lava salt (detoxifying and exfoliating tough skin, can help inflammation because of the aromatic Sulphur)
-5 drops tea tree essential oil (antibacterial and antifungal properties)
-7 drops peppermint essential oil (analgesic, anti-inflammatory properties)
This foot scrub is pretty tingly which can be invigorating on those toesies
DIY Peel off Activated Charcoal Mask
Bentonite clay and activated charcoal work together to act as magnets, pulling dirt, blackheads and sebum out of your pores. Gelatin brings it all together and slows the “magnets” to adhere to your skin for a more effective detox.
Bath bombs for Mom
-3tbsp – 1/4c Epsom salt
-1/2 c baking soda
-1/2 c arrowroot powder (you can also cornstarch or potato starch)
-1/4 c or more citric acid
-1tbsp coconut oil (an excellent moisturizer, is antimicrobial and antifungal) or oil of your choice
-10-15 drops of lavender essential oil
-15 drops of bergamot
-Witch Hazel in a spray bottle
-Sprinkle a little beet root for a light pink color or turmeric powder for a light yellow color
Start by mixing all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the coconut oil and mix with your hands until it is mixed really well. Add your Rose Otto or Rose Perfume essential oil. Mix together really well. Spray witch hazel into the bowl about 5 sprays at a time and mix. Repeat this until you have made the texture.
Tips and Tricks
Baking soda to citric acid is a ratio of 2:1 if you would like to make a larger batch. You can add clay to make a harder bath bomb or to also absorb moisture. Sift your dry ingredients to avoid bumpy texture. If you use a metal mold you need to have a wetter consistency to your mixture.