It's that time of the year again, Mother's Day is just around the corner. For those of you who have a difficult time figuring out what to get your mom for Mother's Day, let me help you out by suggesting a little something that she might like - essential oils! Here I share a list of the best essential oil gifts for moms to give you some guidance and ideas.
What better way to show your mom how much she means to you than by giving her something that will make her feel pampered, loved, and relaxed? It is no secret that essential oils have a way of not only making us feel better but also helping us heal. So, to make your mother feel extra special this year, why not give the gift of essential oils?
Do Essential Oils Make Good Gifts?
Not necessarily! What?? Let's look at why I said that.
Unless you have an experienced oiler on your gift list, a bottle of essential oil or an oil set by themselves may go unused because the receiver may not know or understand how to put them to use safely.
Instead of giving them a bottle of essential oil, it may be more thoughtful to give gift products made with essential oils, either DIY or purchased.
Remember when you were new to oils (maybe you still are??), learning to use them was a bit of a learning curve, right?
Essential oils took me a while to warm up to. I was first given a bottle of White Fir, the giver said it would help with my respiratory system and gave me some brief instructions on how I could use it.
It took me a while before I even attempted to use it because I just wasn't sure what to do with it. Give me a white fir soap bar or homemade body cream with that oil and I would know how to use it... but with the bottle of oil, I was a little lost.
So, if you have someone that is new to essential oils and aromatherapy, try giving them a gift that has essential oils in it. That way they can use essential oils and gain some positive experiences, then they will be open to trying more :)
Gift Guide: 7 Essential Oil Gifts for Moms
Give the mom on your list one or more of these wonderful essential oil gifts. If you prefer to make DIY gifts, no problem, use this guide to get ideas of what to make!
1. Essential Oil Bath Salts
Bath salts are great for relaxing and pampering moms. Add them to a warm bath to soothe the mind, clear away worries, and hydrate the skin. They can also be used for foot soaks too.
These are easy to make at home if you are a DIYer, or you can buy premade blends. Here are some options you can purchase:
- Edens Garden Lavender Magnolia Bath Salt
- Edens Garden Gal Pal Bath Salt
- Better Bath Better Body Bath Salt
2. Essential Oil Lotion and Hand Cream
Frequent hand washing, weather changes, and skin ailments can all leave behind dry hands and skin. Using essential oil lotion or unscented lotion with a few drops of essential oils can have tremendous benefits.
Unscented Lotion - Pair with a Bottle of Essential Oil
Try pairing an unscented lotion with a bottle of lavender or an essential oil blend that you enjoy, or think your mom will enjoy. Giving a bundle lie this will make using essential oils easy for the user as opposed to just a bottle of essential oil.
- Rocky Mountain Oils Hand and Body Cream
- Plant Therapy Unscented Body Butter
- Plant Therapy Unscented Lotion
Essential Oils to Pair with Unscented Lotion
- Barefut Sleep Blend
- Edens Garden Magnolia Essential Oil (I love this one!)
- Rocky Mountain Oils Blend of Rose
Already Scented Lotion Blends
- Rocky Mountain Oils Night Rest Lotion
- Dr. Bronner's Orange Lavender Organic Lotion
- Plant Therapy Peppermint Lotion
3. Healing Salves and Balms
Got aches, pains, respiratory ailments, cuts or sores? Healing salves and balms are a great way to deal with ailments and skin issues. The receiver will appreciate the thoughtfulness. One year I gave my mom some breathe balm and she really loved it, anytime she had any breathing or sinus issues she would use it and get relief.
- Barefut Muscle Vitality Balm
- Barefut Breathe Vitality Balm
- Spark Naturals Restore Healing Salve
- Plant Therapy Balm Set of 4
4. Ready to Roll On - Roller Blends
Roll on essential oils are newbie friendly. They take the guesswork out of needing to dilute essential oils because they are ready for topical application. Not only that, they are convenient for taking on the go and for aiding everyday issues.
- Rocky Mountain Oils Chakra Kit
- Edens Garden Roller Set of 6
- Rocky Mountain Oils Immunity Roll On (my favorite!)
- Plant Therapy Tranquil Roll on
- Plant Therapy Chakra Set
- Barefut Skin Revitalize Roll On
5. Essential Oil Jewelry
Essential oil jewelry not only offers aromatherapy benefits but it can also be very stylish. There are many options and designs to choose from but the most common are essential oil diffuser necklaces and bracelets with either scent pads or lava beads.
Which ever is chosen, the user just adds a few drops of oil onto the beads or pad, then allows the oil to absorb by waiting a few minutes. Once the oil is absorbed the user can place the jewelry on and smell the aroma throughout the day. Get extra strong whiffs by bring the jewelry up to the nose and deeply inhaling.
6. Rosewater Spray
Rose water has been used by generations in food, skincare, and haircare products. Rose water spray straight from the bottle is a fantastic moisturizer, linen spray, facial toner, and makeup remover. It is well-known for its many benefits, which include (but are not limited to):
- Improving skin tone and elasticity
- Moisturizing - great for dry skin, but appropriate for all skin types it is effective, but not a heavy moisturizer
- Anti-inflammatory - excellent for soothing sensitive skin
- Rich source of antioxidants
Spark Naturals Rosewater is my favorite, I use this spray everyday!
7. Essential Oil Kits (Best for Experienced Users)
If the mom on your list is an experienced essential oil user then giving a set of essential oils can be a great option. Here are some ideas:
The Women's Kit packed with some of the best essential oils for naturally supporting women's hormonal, skin, and metabolic health. A must-have kit for the natural home. Kit includes a set of 4 Essential Oils:
- Geranium - relaxing
- Clary Sage - calming
- Harmony - balancing
- Dream Blend - sleeping
Stress may be universal, but this set of synergy blends works to ease both body and mind. Serve the day’s tension an eviction notice with De-Stress. Diffuse any of these blends in your busy office, or use them in a personal inhaler during rush-hour traffic. Edens Garden has a pretty diffuser if you want to pair the oils with it, check it out here.
Kit includes a set of 3 blends to offer you a lighter, bright disposition. Blends include:
- Anxiety Ease
- Stress Relief
With RMO’s Mom’s Essential Kit, moms and their families will be ready for what comes their way! The essential oils in this kit can help support a family’s immune system and create a relaxing and peaceful home atmosphere.
- Eucalyptus citriodora
- Flu Time Blend
- Purify Blend
- Tea Tree
Here is a large collection of quality essential oils at a great price for all the aromatherapy that you get here. All are 5 ml bottles, this is a great variety to see what oils your really enjoy the most. Check out all that is included:
- Eucalyptus Radiata
- Sweet Orange
- Clary Sage
- Ylang Ylang
- Cedarwood Himalayan
This essential oil set can be used for new essential oil users because it comes with a passive diffuser. They are not as effective as an ultrasonic diffuser but they work great for moms that work at a desk or in an office where a regular diffuser couldn't be used, plus it is pretty to look at! here is what is included:
- Rainy Days
- Fresh Meadow
- Fresh Picked Citrus
- Lotus Flower Passive Diffuser
Make A Gift Bundle For Your Mom
Depending on your budget, you may want to get a few of the gift items above and make them into a pampering gift bundle! That is what I am doing for my mom. Think about what she likes or what she could use to make her day a little more special. Here is the bundle I am making for her:
- Rosewater Spray - I think she will like the soft fragrance for room or linen and may even use as a facial toner like me.
- Immunity Roll On - This is easy to use and she will like the aroma along with the fact that it will support her immune system.
- Restore Healing Balm - She frequently gets bruises and has problems with dry, itchy skin so I think this will be a winner.
- Peppermint lip Balm - Because everybody loves smooth lips and the peppermint in this blend give the lips a nice ittle tingle.
When covid first hit, I bought my mom a diffuser with Plant Therapy's Germ Fighting blend. She really appreciated that set. What would your mom like?