Posted on April 30, 2020May 1, 2020 by earthlightsts — Leave a commentMother’s Day Gift Guide + DIY Spa Recipes Ah Mother’s Day, where you can grab a bite at your favorite restaurant, maybe hit the spa, send the kids away… oh wait… Well, in these unusual times, moms will likely be overdosing on the family time or missing those away. So why not send a mother-earth-friendly gift that makes an impact for the mom (or other superwoman!) who’s made an impact in your life. And help her pamper-in-place with the fun recipes below!Feels *almost* as good as a hug in social distancing…Show her the love with a beautiful, artisan-made Bloom & Give scarf and you’ll also be sharing the love with girls education programs (10% of every purchase) and the small artisan co-ops that support employment-seeking women in India. Hand-Loomed Merino Maya Dot Scarf – English Blue $60.00Add to cart Organic Bengal Cotton Diti Scarf – Black & White $80.00Add to cart Ultra-Light Cotton Linen Bela Scarf – Peach $75.00Add to cartFor the fashionista mom:And just a few more responsibly-made, environmentally friendly pieces to keep your mom looking chic: Hamptons Adjustable Wheat Straw Visor $46.00Select options Handmade Long Kimono Canvas Jacket – Charcoal $425.00Add to cart Organic Cotton Square Scarf With Tassels – Gold Grid $58.00Add to cart Classic Raffia & Leather Market Tote Bag $110.00Add to cartBecause you probably gave her wrinkles…Give her skin hand-crafted care with this all-natural skincare set from our friends at Lovett Sundries, a small family company working out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with their two young kids in tow!All Natural Rosewater Facial Trio SetSave the bees, protect the trees and clean the seas. It’s as simple as that with these all-natural skincare products.$62.00 $24.80Shop nowGifts under $50 for the one-in-a-million momWhen your love for mom has no bounds, but the budget sure does… here are a few more of our eco friendly favorites! Organic Bamboo Hypoallergenic Eye Mask – Blue Eyelash Sale!$20.00 $17.00Read more Sustainable Bamboo Fibre Coffee Cup – Papafranco 12oz $12.99Add to cart Nourishing Organic Blue Bliss Body Oil – 4oz Sale!$33.00 $28.00Add to cart Recycled Sail Wine Bottle Bag – Lobster $40.00Add to cart Herbal Roll-On Aromatherapy for Anxiety Sale!$12.00 $9.60Add to cart Mersin Eco-friendly Ultra Soft Towel – Chevron Pink $40.00Add to cartChoosy mom? Let her choose! Virtual Gift Cards $10.00–$200.00Select amountPamper-in-place: 5 DIY home spa recipes Coffee-grind face masks: Start with this and other recipes by skin type courtesy of Wild About Beauty.Ingredients:½ cup of ground organic coffee beans (buy pre-ground or grind your own)½ cup of organic, unsweetened cocoa powder1 cup of unsweetened whole milk (for those who do not like dairy, substitute with almond milk)1 tablespoon of lemon juice (for those with dry skin, go for olive or almond oil instead)1 tablespoon of honey (for those with oily or acne prone skin, go for more lemon juice instead of honey)Directions:In a bowl, start mixing the coffee beans and cocoa powderAdd milk, and stir until you create a paste. If you want a thicker paste, use less milkAdd in lemon juice and honey, and apply to your clean faceAllow the mask to dry for 20 minutes, and then wash off. Store any leftovers of the mask for up to 3 days. You can apply it the next day as wellIf you want extra exfoliation, apply the mask in a circular motion for a quick scrub Hair masks for growth & thickness: all hail The Oprah Magazine’s hair masks, like this easy one for thinning and breakage:Ingredients: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Directions: Blend ingredients together well. Apply the mask onto your roots and part, massaging into your scalp. Let mask sit for 30 to 45 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Home-made foot peel: Well + Good says this one is the closest thing we’ll get to a pedicureSolution ingredients: 2 cups apple cider vinegar, 2 cups warm water, 1 tablespoon of baking sodaScrub ingredients: coarse granulated sugar, sea salt or epsom salt, lemon juiceDirections: Soak your feet in the solution for 20 minutes to help soften the calloused areas of your feet thanks to the acetic acid in the ACV. Then, use a textured scrub or pumice stone along with the salt scrub and slough your sole in one direction (avoid going back and forth, as it can cause cracking). This will exfoliate the dead skin, leaving your feet baby soft. Rinse it all off, then apply some made-for-feet lotion with lactic acid to continue the exfoliating process while also smoothing and nourishing your soles. Home Spa Sugar Scrub & Honey Hand Wrap: WebMD brings you this and more from the Four Seasons Resort and othersIngredients: 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup honeyDirections: Mix olive oil and sugar to form a paste. Massage over hands to lightly exfoliate; then rinse with warm water. Warm honey in microwave and apply to hands (be careful — don’t let it get too hot!). Wrap hands with plastic wrap, and relax for 30 minutes. Shower Steamers with Essential Oils: DIY Beauty Base teaches variations from aromatherapy to decongestant from this recipeIngredients: 1 cup of Baking soda1/3 cup Citric acid1/4 cup of Cornstarch15 g Menthol crystals (10 g for aromatherapy ones)40 drops of Essential oils (60 drops for aromatherapy ones)Witch Hazel or 91% Alcohol in a Spray BottleMolds Mica powder for color (optional)Instructions :Dissolve menthol crystals by mixing them with essential oils or alcohol.In a separate bowl combine baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid.Add color if using any.Add dissolved menthol and essential oils.Mix for couple of minutes to ensure that all ingredients are well incorporated. The final mixture should resemble damp sand. Squeeze it in your palm. If the mixture stays together, it’s ready. If it crumbles, spray some alcohol/witch hazel, mix and try again.Take your molds and pack them tightly with the mixture. Keep the mixture in the mold for a minute and then remove from the mold to dry overnight.Add couple of drops of essential oils to the finished steamers. Ideally somewhere on the bottom, so it wouldn’t be seen.Store in an airtight containerA special thanks…Hey all, it’s Lauren, Founder of Sustainable Travel & Living. I couldn’t let Mother’s Day go by without a big, heartfelt shout-out to our #1 VIP customer, my favorite travel buddy, my biggest fan and my dear friend, my mom Linda.And to the mom’s on the team, balancing it all and leaving their important mark on our small business!ShareClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Post navigationPrevious post: How to Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary April 22ndNext post: 6 Simple Gift Ideas for Deserving Dads Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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