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Create a Self-Care Kit for all the Moms in Your Life!

The Oily Home Companion


Mother’s Day is one of the most important days of the year, but have you ever been stumped on what to gift your mom, grandmom, or the mother of your children? How do you sum up your gratitude for everything that your mom has done for you in one gift? While it’s clearly impossible to show that level of appreciation with a gift, getting her something unique that helps her practice self care comes pretty close! This year, treat her to the ultimate self care kit with the help of Young Living!

Here are some ideas for your kit!

1. Reading Materials


A new magazine or book is a great addition to your self care kit to give your mom something to focus on, instead of her many responsibilities she juggles each day. You can also make your own book with photos of family, drawings, and thoughtful notes from her loved ones!


2. Lavender Sugar Scrub


This easy recipe is something she can enjoy at the end of a long day to treat her skin and help her relax.


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup oil (olive or coconut oil)

  • 7-10 drops lavender essential oil


Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.  You can add more or less oil to your liking. Store in an airtight container. Since this recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives it’s best if it’s used within a month!


3. Loofah Soaps


Homemade soaps are always a fun gift because they’re unique, and practical.


  • Melt and pour soap base (click here and here for examples)

  • Essential oils—see our suggestions below

  • Silicone soap mold of choice (like this one)

Instructions: Use a double boiler on your stove at home and melt 12 oz (1.5 cups) of a melt & pour soap base of your choice. Remove from heat and add 30-40 drops of essential oils. Fill into your soap molds (you’ll want to do this quickly so that the mixture doesn’t become solid or curdled during the process). Cool for 1 hour, remove from molds, enjoy!

Essential oil combination ideas:

  • Relaxing retreat: Peace & Calming® with Copaiba

  • Floral foam: Lavender with Geranium

  • Calming cleanse: Patchouli with Cardamom


4. Hair Mask


Want your mom to feel luxurious? A hair mask is a great way to feel amazing and refreshed!


  • ½ cup coconut oil

  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

  • 3 drops rosemary essential oil

  • Sealable, glass jar


  1. Add coconut oil to a small saucepan and heat over medium, until melted. Pour into glass jar.

  2. Add essential oils, mix well, then let cool. Seal until ready to use.


5.  Frankincense Facial Rub


This face scrub recipe from Young Living will leave your mom radiant, glowing skin! You could also throw in a jade or quartz face roller for your mom to massage her face after the face scrub for ultimate relaxation.


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or jojoba oil

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 5 drops Frankincense essential oil


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, slowly combine baking soda with liquid coconut oil or jojoba oil. Stir until the mixture has a consistent white color.

  2. Stir in Frankincense essential oil.

  3. Gently rub your face with a small amount of the mixture for 30–60 seconds. Rinse and apply moisturizer.


6. Perfume


Instead of buying a generic perfume from the store, make one yourself with Young Living essential oils that captures your mom’s unique personality! Follow this Young Living guide for creating your special perfume recipe!


7. Essential Oil Blends


Want to help your mom take self-care to another level? Gift Valor, Gratitude, Release, Stress Away, and Tranquil essential oil blends to give mom moments of peace, calming, and grounding when she needs them the most!


8. Young Living Calming Bath Bombs

These natural bath bombs are made without colorants, synthetic preservatives, parabens, or animal-derived ingredients, making them some of the best bath bombs you can get your hands on! They’re the perfect addition to any Mother’s Day basket.

Moms deserve the best, but the greatest gift you can give yours is your attention, love, and appreciation for everything they have done for you! If your mom is a quality-time person, you could give her the gift of a DIY day where you create this spa kit together, then give her space to enjoy it while you cook her a meal or help clean up around the house. Your mom is unique, so take these ideas and make them your own to best fit her personality! And for all the moms out there, we appreciate everything you do every single day. You truly are a rockstar.