Treat Mom to an At-Home Spa Day with Epsom Salt This Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. For those in need of gift ideas, why not ditch the flowers and treat Mom to an at-home spa day with Epsom salt this year instead? Natural, affordable and easily accessible, Epsom salt is a key ingredient in many at-home beauty and spa treatments. Better yet, Epsom salt offers many health benefits and can even help reduce stress, ease pain and brighten skin!  

So, grab that bag of Epsom salt from your bathroom cabinet and try your hand at these simple, yet effective homemade spa treatments sure to leave your mom feeling relaxed and rejuvenated: 

  • Lavender Coconut Body Scrub: Combine 2 cups coconut oil and 1 cup Epsom salt together. Add 1 spoonful of lavender essential oil and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a mason jar and decorate with ribbon or twine before gifting! 
  • DIY Bath Bombs: Mix ½ cup baking soda, ¼ cup corn starch, ¼ cup citric acid and ¼ cup Epsom salt. In a separate bowl, add ½ tbsp. water, ½ tbsp. coconut oil, food coloring and ¼ tsp. essential oil of your choice – lavender and lemon can aid in relaxation and help reduce stress! Slowly combine the wet and dry ingredients until the mixture is the consistency of wet sand. Pack the mixture into a mold – cookie cutters and plastic ornament containers make great molds in a pinch – and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. Carefully remove the bath bombs from the molds the next day.
  • Soothing Facial Mask: Combine 1 tbsp. Epsom salt, 1 tbsp. honey, 1 tsp. olive oil and 3 drops of lemon juice. Stir well and transfer the mixture to a small, airtight container.  

Consider bundling your homemade beauty treatments together and adding a bottle of wine (or a box of tea), chocolates and a candle to create a DIY spa gift basket your mom is sure to love!