22 Perfect DIY Gifts For Stressed-Out Moms

Does Mom seem a little cranky these days? Make her feel awesome with these indulgent and relaxing treats.

2. 1. Lemon Body Scrub

All-natural body scrub containing Meyer Lemon zest, sugar, organic virgin coconut oil, and organic extra virgin olive oil. Yes, it’s technically edible too. Get the recipe here.

3. 2. Eye Pillow

An eye pillow filled with flaxseeds and lavender is easy to make and perfect for nap time. Find the full tutorial here.

4. 3. Lip Balm

Just three ingredients - herbs, beeswax, and essential oil - make this au natural lip balm. Learn how to make it here.

5. 4. Body Lotion

Whip up a moisturizing body lotion with oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, and warm water. Check out this blog post.

6. 5. Bath Tea

Use salt, essential oils, and herbs such as lavender and chamomile for a soothing soak in the tub. Follow this helpful recipe.

7. 6. Wheatgrass Soap

Fancify regular old soap bars with wheatgrass- by Martha, of course.

8. 7. Brunch Basket

Make mom a brunch basket she can enjoy at her leisure- fill it with honey butter and banana bread like this blogger.

9. 8. Tea Bags

Fill lightweight cotton or cheesecloth with Mom’s favorite loose leaf tea. Find the sew and no-sew versions here.

10. 9. Lotion Bars

For something a little different- and super moisturizing- cook up a bar of lotion from cocoa butter, beeswax, and coconut oil, like this blogger did.

11. 10. Citrus Facial Refresher

Just water, vitamin C, and lemon peel are used to make this super simple refreshing face spray. Get the full recipe here.

12. 11. Potpourri

Just combine dried flowers, essential oil, herbs and spices of your choice, and any other goodies (like pretty stones) in a jar. Check out this blog post for more details.

13. 12. Bubble Bath

You’ll need clear unscented dish soap, liquid glycerin, water, and essential oil to make an indulgent gift any mom will enjoy. Get the details here.

14. 14. Herbal Foot Soak

Even if your mom isn’t a gardener, any lady will appreciate a luxurious combination of Epsom salts, oils (lavender, mint, eucalyptus, rosemary), and herbs (lavender, mint leaves, bergamot petals) for soaking her weary toes. Check out this full recipe.

15. 15. Jam

Use plums, peaches, nectarines, or whatever fruit you like, using this post as a guide. Bonus if you…

16. 16. Decorate That Jam Jar

Wrap the jam jar in fabric, a pretty tie, and labels, as done by this blogger.

17. 17. Teacup Candle

Poor melted wax into pretty vintage teacups for chic and mom-friendly decor. Find the full tutorial here.

18. 18. Cookie Mix In a Jar

So mom can make herself cookies for once. Pat down the ingredients in each layer- colorful M&Ms are a pretty topper. You can also adhere the recipe to the top or side of the jar- follow this super helpful tutorial.

19. 19. Natural Log Vase

Inspired by Mother Earth, turn a small log into a vase of reed diffuser by drilling an opening down the center and inserting a thin vase/candle holder. Get full instructions here.

20. 20. Moth Balls

Make pretty little pillows that will keep her clothing smelling nice and the moths at a distance. Just place dried lavender and a few drops of essential oil in the center of fabric squares and secure with a piece of ribbon, as shown here.

21. 21. Incense

Just stir together makko powder, incense resin, and a little warm water, then shape the ‘dough’ into incense cones. Find the details here.

22. 22. Reed Diffuser

Mix mineral oil with vodka and essential oil, place in a vase or other pretty container, and insert reeds. Find the recipe here.

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