DIY Coconut Oil Infused Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to show your appreciation than to gift something you made yourself! No, you don’t need to be artistically gifted or crafty to make her something she’ll actually use. For those who can’t create a beautiful masterpiece, open your arms to coconut oil!

Coconut oil? Yes! Coconut oil is the secret behind all those DIY gifts, like body scrubs, soaps and balms. Check out these pampering DIY Mother’s Day gifts using coconut oil.


Coconut Oil Bath Bombs
Surely, your mom needs a bit of relaxation, which makes these bath bombs a perfect gift! Don’t worry, this recipe is a no-brainer!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup epsom or sea salt
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • 2 tbsps extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 20 drops essential oil(s) of your choice

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, stir the baking soda, epsom/sea salt and citric acid.
  2. In a smaller bowl, pour the essential oil into the melted coconut oil and stir. Then, pour the coconut/essential oil mix into the larger bowl and mix.
  3. The mixture needs to clump. If it does not clump, then add ⅛ teaspoon of water until it does.
  4. Fill the bath bomb mixture in a muffin tin. Fill each container half way. Allow the bath bomb mixture to sit for 24-48 hours. The bath bombs are dry and ready when they easily slip out of the muffin tin.


Lavender Coconut Sugar Scrub
Pampering and Mother’s Day go hand-in-hand, so thank your mom with your very own sugar scrub! This recipe uses minimal ingredients and is super easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 6-8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut

Directions:

  1. Mix the melted coconut oil and the sugar.
  2. Add the shredded coconut and essential oil to the mixture.
  3. Place the scrub in a mason jar, add a cute bow and voila! You just made your Mother’s Day gift in under five minutes!


Frankincense Body Butter
This DIY gift is the real deal. When your skin needs just a little extra TLC, you can definitely count on this body butter recipe. Remember, the packaging makes your gift! Once you’ve made this body butter, be sure to put it in a cute mason jar with a bow and a card!

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup shea butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, solid (refrigeration may be needed to make the coconut oil solid)
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops frankincense essential oil
  • If living in a hot climate, 2 tbsp melted beeswax

Directions:

  1. Mix the shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E with either a stand or hand mixer.
  2. Add the essential oil and mix.
  3. If you live in a hot climate, mix in 2 tbsps of beeswax. This will keep the butter in a more solid state.
  4. Spoon the butter into a jar and gift it!

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