Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to show how much you love that special woman in your life than with a handmade gift that she is sure to use.

Lavender Rose Lotion Bars 

1/3 c Shea butter

1/3 c Beeswax

1/3 c cocoa butter

5 drops of rose water

5 drops of lavender essential oil

Optional: 1 tbsp of lavender

Optional: 1 tbsp of diced dried roses

A unique twist to your every day moisturizer, these lotion bars have a longer shelf life than most other products. Fill a sauce pan with a few inches of water and place a glass mason jar in the center and bring water to a gentle boil. Add all ingredients except the rose water and lavender oil and combine with a chopstick or popsicle stick. Remove jar from heat and add in rose extract and lavender oil. Pour into silicon ice mold tray or any other creative mold and set aside to cool.

Tips: Place in freezer to cool faster. Beeswax is not an easy ingredient to work with, try purchase it in pellets which are easier to work with.

Shea Leave-In Cream Custard 

8oz Shea butter

4oz coconut oil

1/2c aloe vera gel

1 tbsp of jojoba oil

1 tbsp of Jamaican Black Castor Oil

1/4 tsp of essential oil of choice (oatmeal milk or honey fragrance oil work great!)

Great leave-in conditioner if your mom wants to make the natural hair switch. Combine Shea butter and coconut oil in the microwave until melted and mix (30 sec max, do not boil!) In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the melted mixture while slowly adding in the aloe vera gel until it gets white. Mix for at least 3 mins and let mixture cool for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, hand mix the white cream until it is airy and fluffy again and add in the remaining oils until it is all evenly distributed. Scoop into a clasp lid glass container or small mason jar and decorate with twill or satin ribbon.

Scalp Detox

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp olive oil

This mask helps get rid of dead skin, unclogged pores, and remove product build up for hair growth to detoxify the hair follicles and roots. Combine all ingredients and lather a generous amount of product on your scalp. Using your fingers, massage the mask in a circular motion. Wrap hair and place a shower cap for 10-15 minutes. Shampoo and condition after treatment.

Coffee Scrub

1 c of coffee grinds

1 c of raw sugar

1/2 coconut oil

Give her something that will wake her up in the morning with this aromatic shower scrub. Combine all ingredients until well mixed and transfer into a small glass pot or mason jar. Decorate with ribbon or chalk paint and markers. Scrub on face, arms, legs, stomach in shower and wash off.