Mother's Day is on its way and here are a few easy to create gift ideas to consider. It is time to stop relying on store bought items to show mom that you care. Instead use the gift ideas included here to demonstrate your creativity and caring. The gifts are unique and certainly should be cherished for a very long time. You can easily pull off making the gifts here in a few minutes to about an hour. Cover the gifts with holiday appropriate wrapping paper. Add a ribbon or bow to the items and place in a natural wicker basket for the best gift ever.
Great Herbal Soap
A relative collects herbal soaps and swears they are great for her complexion. Some manufactured herbal soaps are very expensive to say the least. However, here is a recipe to create a great herbal soap for a fraction of what those herbal soaps in stores cost. Follow this recipe and don't be afraid to add your own creative touch to the recipes.
Two teaspoons of your favorite dried herbs (lavender or rosemary are good choices)
1/4 cup water
Several drops your favorite essential oil
2 cups pure soap that has been shredded
Add the herbs, water, and the essential oils to a pan and let them boil. Turn down the flame and let the ingredients simmer on low for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes add the shredded soap to the ingredients. Mix ingredients thoroughly. Let the mixture cool for about fifteen minutes. Take the mixture and place on a piece of wax paper. Take the soap and divide it into about six equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball shape and let them dry on the wax paper for a day or two.
Potpourri's fill the air with their soothing to exotic scents that warm and delight the senses. Make a refreshing or fragrant potpourri to give on Mother's Day. The ingredients are available at many discount stores or even the dollar store.
Dried rose petals
Dried lavender flowers
Other fragrant flowers
Simply place the ingredients together in a large bowl, add your favorite essential oils, and mix. Pour the ingredients in an airtight container and seal.
Herbal sachets make wonderful gifts on Mother's Day. Create a sachet with lavender to place under a pillow and create sweet dreams. Create a sachet with rose, vanilla, lemon, peppermint, to scent a dresser drawer, closet, or store in smelly shoes. These herbal sachets are quick and easy to create and leave a lasting refreshing impression.
Several colorful fabric squares
Take some of the freshly scented potpourri and place in the middle of a fabric square. Take the edges of the fabric square and gather together. Tie the edges of the fabric tightly with a pretty ribbon.
Create all the wonderful Mother's Day gift ideas and place them in a natural wicker basket for a very unique and special handcrafted Mother's Day gift basket.
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