Run out of ideas for Mother’s Day? Instead of resorting to flowers and chocolates again, why not surprise her with one of these easy-to-make cosmetics?
Citrus Facial Toner
This citrus facial toner will leave mum’s face feeling fresh and invigorated! Lemon is a natural exfoliator, as well as smelling delicious, whilst the addition of orange helps to unclog pores and prevent acne or wrinkles. The carrier oil for this serum is almond oil, which also doubles up as a protector against UV radiation and doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily. This facial toner is the perfect homemade gift for mums who want to look and feel fresh!
You’ll need: Fresh Lemons, Filtered Water, Almond Oil, Vegetable Glycerine, Orange Essential Oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Find the tutorial on Paleo Hacks.
Orange Blossom & Vanilla Bean Milk Bath
Got a mum that loves nothing more than to relax in the bath for hours on end? Then this incredible-smelling milk bath mixture will be right up her street! Once ready, all your mum has to do is empty the jar into warm bath water and enjoy as the mixture dissolves, leaving an enticing aroma and her skin feeling supple.
You’ll need: Powdered Goat’s Milk (or Buttermilk/Coconut Milk), Epsom Salt, Neroli Essential Oil, Vanilla Beans and Natural Dye (optional).
Find the tutorial at Mary Makes Good.
Simple Sugar Scrub
This super easy sugar scrub only takes a grand total of 5 minutes to make and only needs 5 ingredients! This recipe is for lemon and lavender scrubs, but you can use any scent of your choice to finish them off.
You’ll need: Sugar, Coconut Oil, Lemon and Lavender Essential Oils and Food Colouring.
Find the tutorial at One Little Project.
Honey Cinnamon Lip Balm
This lip balm smells good enough to eat (but please don’t)! It’s organic, contains no preservatives or nasty chemicals and will keep your mum’s lips soft and smooth.
You’ll need: Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Apricot Oil, Honey and Cinnamon Essential Oil.
Find the full tutorial at Cute DIY Projects.
Homemade Hand Cream
Winter can wreak havoc on our skin, with dry, cracked hands a regular feature of the season. This homemade hand cream helps to alleviate this by using natural, soothing ingredients to calm skin and keep it hydrated.
You’ll need: Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Almond Oil and Essential Oil.
Find the tutorial at One Crazy Mom.
Need some jars and bottles to package your cosmetic creations in? Look no further…
Here at Ideon, we’ve got plenty of glass, plastic and aluminium packaging that you can present your gifts in!
For facial toner, we recommend the 60ml Sirop Clear Glass Bottle, which comes with a choice of 5 lid options (or none at all). From 38p per bottle! For your milk bath mix, we’ve got our 120ml Ointment Clear Glass Jar, which will set you back a mere 74p each (less if you buy in bulk). It’s a heavy-duty container that comes with a choice of an aluminium or black screw on lid.
Sugar scrubs will look fantastic in the 500ml Amber Glass Ointment Jar, which has a rustic, vintage look that your mum will love. From only £2.59 each! For your homemade lip balm, our 6ml Clear Screw Top Jar is ideal. Its tiny capacity is the perfect size to fit a finger in to dab the balm onto lips. The screw on lid will keep the balm from leaking, all for just 19p per unit! Finally, our 75ml Aluminium Jar is just what you need for your homemade hand creams. The jar is made from aluminium, which gives off a nice gleam and comes with a matching EPE-lined lid to prevent leakage and keep your creams in optimum condition.