Three DIY Beauty Products Your Mum Will Love for Mother’s Day

When was the last time you made Mum something for Mother’s Day? Maybe it was a card, some jewellery, or maybe it was just breakfast. We bet she loved it because it was made by you.

If it’s been a while and the last thing you remember making Mum was a dried pasta necklace in primary school, then surprise her with some of these gorgeous homemade beauty products (and maybe make a batch for yourself, too!).

Face Moisturiser by Kayla Domeyer

Face Moisturiser1

Try this non-greasy light facial moisturiser with no dyes, no chemical preservatives and no scents.

What you’ll need:
1 cup aloe vera gel
20 grams beeswax – you can buy this in a bar and grate it, or you can buy it in pellets – just make sure you get the wax for cosmetics, not candles.
1/4 cup almond oil
1/4 cup coconut oil
10 drop of your Mum’s favourite essential oil

Double Boiler
Blender

How to make it:
1. Melt the beeswax and coconut oil in the almond oil using a double boiler or suitable substitute.
2. Pour the melted oils into your blender and let cool. Cooling may take 1-2 hours, but it is essential to let the mixture cool before blending. For optimal results, leave the mixture until it is just slightly warm to the touch.
3. Mix the essential oil into your cup of aloe vera gel.
4. When the oil and wax mixture is at the perfect temperature, heat the aloe vera mixture for about 10 seconds in the microwave so it’s slightly warm.
5. Blend the cooled oil mixture and VERY slowly poor the aloe vera gel with essential oil into the blender as it whips. It will transform from a thick oil to a light and fluffy white lotion. Scrape the bottom of the blender several times during this process as oils and wax tend to sink to the bottom creating a watery consistency in the lotion.
5. That’s it! Package up nicely for your Mum with a handwritten label. She’ll be sure to love it.

Uplifting Shower Bombs by Sarah Lipoff

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Your Mum will use these shower bombs more frequently than the dusty bath bomb she’s been keeping for that perfect relaxing bath. They’re refreshing and invigorating, and super easy to make! Just throw one in the shower and enjoy the smells that envelope you as you get ready for the day.

What you’ll need:

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
30 drops orange essential oil
30 drops lavender essential oil
30 drops lemongrass essential oil

Small mixing bowl
Spray bottle filled with water
Silicone mold

How to make them:
1. Mix baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch in a small mixing bowl, breaking up any lumps.
2. Slowly add essential oils and mix. Give the mixture a spritz of water, then stir. Continue spritzing and stirring until the mixture resembles wet sand.
3. Press mixture into silicone molds and let set until dry which can take up to 8 hours. Carefully remove from molds.
4. All done! Just toss a shower bomb into the bottom of the shower, and you can even use them as bath bombs.

Zesty Eye Cream by Bele Masterman

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It’s all in the eyes, so Mum will be thankful you thought of hers with this gorgeous lemon eye balm.

What you’ll need:
4 teaspoons avocado oil
2 teaspoons calendula oil
2 teaspoons rosehip oil
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch or cornflour
2 teaspoons / 10g melted beeswax
1 vitamin E capsule
3 drops lemon essential oil

How to make it:
1. Using a double boiler or substitute, add all ingredients except for vitamin E and essential oil to bowl and stir gently until everything is melted.
2. Take off heat and stir in essential oil and vitamin E.
3. Pour mixture into sterile jars and allow to set and cool. Put lids on and present as a beautiful gift for Mum.

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