Being a mom is a job for life and Mother’s Day is an ideal opportunity to say “Thank you” for everything that they do for you. What better way to show your love than by giving a home-made gift made using a few drops of lovely essential oils. 

These beauty ideas will help moms to feel pampered and encourage them to take a break, away from distractions, to enjoy a moment of pure relaxation. 

Fizzing Bath Bombs

DIY Bath Bomb recipe with essential oils

Bath bombs are a fun way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils and make a bath (or shower!) extra special! 


*For relaxation, try Lavender or doTERRA™ Serenity. For a mood boost, try Wild Orange or Citrus Bliss™. 


  1. Place citric acid, baking soda, corn-starch, and oil in a bowl.
  2. Add eight to 10 drops of the essential oil or blend of choice.
  3. Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand. Note: If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until consistency is correct. 
  4. At this point, you may add coloring, dried herbs or flower petals to mixture.  I like these colors because they are non staining.
  5. Place mixture in silicone molds. Let sit 24 hours before removing from mold. (check out these super cute heart molds!)
  6. To use, drop in tub or shower and allow to dissolve.

Natural Moisturizer 

Finding the right moisturizer can be tricky, so why not make your own? This Natural Moisturizer contains Lavender Essential Oil, which is ahhhh-mazing for skin!  Lavender soothes occasional skin irritations and reduces the appearance of skin imperfections. 

Make your own natural moisturizer with beeswax, aloe, jojoba oil, almond oil, and essential oils like lavender



  1. In a medium saucepan, gently heat the almond and jojoba oils with the beeswax. 
  2. Once melted, transfer your mixture to a deep mixing bowl. Leave to cool for an hour or until the mixture reaches room temperature.
  3. Slowly add the aloe vera gel and Lavender oil as you blend the mixture with a hand blender.
  4. Continue adding aloe until you have reached your desired consistency.
  5. Store in an airtight container and apply to skin generously.

Peppermint Body Scrub

DIY make your own salt scrubs with natural sugar and essential oil

With three ingredients only, this home-made body scrub will help the skin to look and feel healthy. Exfoliating helps to eliminate dead skin cell build-up and peppermint will simultaneously help you feel more energized.  You could also use LavenderWild Orange or any other favorite essential oil.


  • ¼ cup (59ml) of Coconut Oil
  • ¾ cup (177ml) of Brown Sugar
  • 5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil .  (or your favorite essential oil)


  • Mix the coconut oil with the brown sugar. You might need to soften the coconut oil in the microwave first.
  • Add about 5 drops of peppermint essential oil to your mixture
  • Stir together
  • Store in a small jar
  • Use your natural skin body scrub whenever it’s needed!  

Gift for the Essential Oil Lover

Give Mom this cute Printable Journal for organizing favorite essential oil blends and recipes. Or upgrade to the Planner & Journal combo!

You’ll be able to download and print this instantly. Put it in a cute 3 ring binder and she’ll love it all year long!

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About The Author

Dawn Goehring Desert Naturals Essential Oils

Dawn Goehring

Owner / Founder of Desert Naturals

Dawn Goehring is the founder of Desert Naturals where she writes educational articles on essential oils, DIY's on natural beauty products, homemade cleaners, and provides related essential oil accessories like Planners, Journals, Trackers, tshirts, and custom made essential oil storage.

Dawn discovered essential oils about 10 years ago to support her then 4 year old son who was struggling to manage a respiratory condition. She then learned how to use essential oils for everyday natural remedies for her family, and has helped hundreds of women incorporate essential oils in their lives to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle using natural products and essential oils.

Dawn has earned an aromatherapist degree and has earned a doTERRA essential oil specialist certification which is a fancy way of saying she has learned a lot about the chemistry of essential oils and how they work in the body.

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