Mother’s Day falls on May 11 this year and it’s time to think of ways to treat the moms and grandmas in your life. If there is one thing I know, it’s that moms love handmade gifts and they appreciate a little indulgence now and then. A DIY beauty gift is the perfect way to show your appreciation for all her hard work. Best of all, these recipes are fun for kids to help create. So enlist the help of your little ones and whip up a batch of these fantastic gifts for your mom, mother-in-law, step mother, grandmother, and/or friends with kids!
See all 7 beauty DIYs after the jump.
7 Awesome DIY Beauty Gifts for Mother's Day
1. Shea Body Butter
This creamy body butter combines healing shea butter with moisturizing, anti-oxidant rich coconut oil, almond oil, and vitamin E. Add her favorite essential oils to customize the gift just for mom.
Get the recipe at Love and Cupcakes
2. Sarah’s Lotion Bars
These simple lotion bars are made with 3 easy-to-find ingredients and are fantastic for healing rough, dry hands. Kids will love watching them set up and popping them out of the mold.
Found at Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity
3. DIY Lime Mint Foot Soak
What mom in the modern world doesn’t have aching feet? Treat her to a foot soak scented with lime and mint. This tutorial includes a free printable label for your gift.
Follow the how-to at Tidy Mom
4. DIY Bath Salts
Letting mom take a quiet, relaxing bath may be the nicest gift a kid could give! Bath salts are easy to mix up and can be customized any number of ways with different essential oils and coloring.
Found on Postcards From Rachel
5. Peppermint Whipped Body Butter
The mint in this yummy handmade lotion is a great pick-me-up for tired mommies!
The recipe is available at Thank Your Body
6. Embellished Bobby Pins
Decorating your hair with embellished pins is an easy way to spiff up any style. Jump on the trend by making mom some handmade versions. Younger kids will need help with the glue gun but will enjoy finding small treasure to attach.
Learn more at Cupcakes and Cashmere
7. Handmade Bath Bombs
I went through 3 batches before I found the perfect recipe and technique for these fun bath bombs. I scented mine with lavender, rosewood, and my new scent obsession: vetiver. The smell amazing and my son had so much fun with this "science" project. I made plenty to give and keep and I've got to say, it's never been easier to get my 6-year-old into the tub. (And he smells terrific!)
Get the recipe and free printable tag here on Parlor