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NDA’S BEST ALL-NATURAL PRODUCTS FOR MOMS

May 08, 2019    
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ENHANCING MOM’S ‘ME TIME’

Whether Mom is always in a constant state of movement or she is an advocate of slower motion and mindfulness, whether her focus is business or fitness, partying or gardening, various luxurious natural products are available to spoil each “type” of deserving Mom this Mother’s Day, especially for the Mom who tends to dismiss her own needs. To further honor Mom based on her individual lifestyle, commence her specified time of rest and relaxation by creating the right ambiance that suits her preferences for all the senses – complete with her preferred lighting, music, and scents.

Read on to discover the most popular Essential Oils that are reputed to be ideal for supporting women’s mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being and that can be incorporated to enhance the goodness of these other natural products.



 

DIY NATURAL PRODUCT GIFTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

The following natural gift suggestions can be presented in Spa Kit fashion alongside breakfast in bed, flowers, a lovely greeting card with a thoughtful message, a favorite book, and other personalized favorite items that can enhance the generosity on this day meant for treating Mom and allowing her to take more “Me Time.”

 

Body Butter

WHAT YOU’LL NEED/HOW TO MAKE IT

To learn more about Body Butters as well as how to make them, click here and here.

HOW TO USE IT/BENEFITS

Scoop a small amount of the final product into the palms and rub the palms together to soften and gently warm it up before massaging it into the preferred areas of skin. The combination of the Carrier Oils and the chosen Butter(s) can help to nourish, condition, soften, and soothe dry, thirsty skin.

Salt Blend Bath Soak

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Pour the Dead Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt into the bowl.
  2. To the salts, add 30-60 drops of the preferred Essential Oil or oil blend, then stir the mix with a metal spoon until the oil has thoroughly blended into the salt.
  3. This aromatic bath salt mix can be spooned into and stored in a glass or plastic jar.

HOW TO USE IT/BENEFITS

To use, dissolve a handful in warm bath water. This salt blend helps to nourish, invigorate, and soften the skin through hydration.

To learn how to make a Lavender and Bath Salt recipe for Body Aches, click here.

Exfoliating and Refreshing Salt Scrub

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 cup Fine or Ultra Fine Dead Sea Mineral Salt
  • ½ cup Olive Carrier Oil or Coconut Fractionated Carrier Oil
  • 1 Essential Oil
  • A large bowl
  • Dried flower petals (optional – adds to the attractiveness of the final product)

HOW TO MAKE IT

Mix the Fine Dead Sea Salt and the Carrier Oil in the bowl. Next, add the dried flowers and 10 drops of the Essential Oil.

HOW TO USE IT/BENEFITS

In the shower, gently massage the blend into preferred areas of wet skin to achieve a softer feel, remove dead skin, and to promote a healthy-looking radiance.

To learn more about the uses of and recipes for Salts, click here.

Moisturizing and Comforting Body Oil

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • A 180 ml (6 oz.) glass bottle
  • 2 Carrier Oils (90 ml/3 oz. each)
  • 2 Essential Oils (30 drops each)

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Mix all the ingredients in the bottle.
  2. Cap the bottle and shake it well to ensure thorough blending.

HOW TO USE IT/BENEFITS

Pour a quarter-size amount of the oil onto the palms, rub the palms together to warm it up before gently massaging it onto the preferred areas of skin. The combination of the Carrier Oils can help to nourish, condition, soften, and soothe dry, thirsty skin.

Rejuvenating Facial Serum

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 Carrier Oil
  • 2 Essential Oils (suggestions: Rose Absolute, Lavender, Frankincense, Myrrh)
  • 30 ml (1 oz.) glass dropper bottle or roller bottle

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. If using the dropper bottle, pour only enough of the Carrier Oil to ensure that the dropper will still fit back in without causing a spill. If using a roller bottle, fill it up to the neck.
  2. Add 10 drops of each Essential Oil.
  3. Cap the bottle and gently flip it over repeatedly to promote thorough mixing of all ingredients.

HOW TO USE IT/BENEFITS

Begin by preparing the skin with a cleanser, exfoliant, and toner. Next, gently roll the oil along the face, especially on areas that will be massaged in small, circular motions, such as the temples, jaws, or other areas in which tension tends to build. A facial massage with a serum is reputed to help promote natural radiance as well as an overall healthy-looking complexion. Rinse off the serum, then moisturize.

Travel-Size Personal Roll-On Blend (Perfume Oil)

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 unscented Carrier Oil
  • 3 Essential Oils
  • A 10 ml (0.35 oz.) roller bottle

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Add 3 drops of each Essential Oil to the roller bottle.
  2. Fill the rest of the bottle with the Carrier Oil.
  3. Cap and shake/turn the bottle to mix all ingredients thoroughly.

HOW TO USE IT/BENEFITS

Apply a few dabs of this blend to the preferred areas of skin when you’re on the go!

Beeswax-Enriched Massage Lotion Bar

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 950 ml (35 oz.) glass mason jar
  • 1 cup Beeswax
  • 1 cup Carrier Oil
  • 1 cup Butter (or 1 cup of a combination of Butters)
  • Saucepan for makeshift double boiler
  • 1-3 Essential Oils

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Combine the Beeswax, Carrier Oil, and Butter in the mason jar.
  2. Place the mason jar in a small saucepan filled with 1 inch of water, then place the saucepan on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Constantly stir the contents of the jar with a stick until all the ingredients have melted.
  3. Once the mixture has turned into a smooth blend, remove the double boiler from the heat.
  4. As the blend cools, gently but thoroughly stir in a maximum of 20 drops of the Essential Oil(s).
  5. Pour the blend into molds and allow it to harden before taking out each bar.
  6. Depending on the size of the mold, this recipe may yield approximately 12 lotion bars.

HOW TO USE IT/BENEFITS

Hold the lotion bar and rub it gently on preferred areas of dry skin. Though Lotion Bars remain solid and smoothe for a good grip in the hands, with the help of body heat they soften, melting lightly and steadily into the area of skin being massaged and leaving it and the hands moisturized without making them uncomfortably slick. Lotion Bars release rich and aromatic hydration that enhances the skin’s suppleness. Beeswax hydrates, tones the skin by moisturizing, and protects the skin against the abuse of the elements.

Cleansing, Nourishing, and Rejuvenating Hair Mask Oil

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. In the bottle, combine the Rice Bran Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, 5-10 drops of the Essential Oil, and the hair conditioner.
  2. Cap the bottle and shake it for thorough blending.

HOW TO USE IT/BENEFITS

Apply the mixture to freshly cleansed, towel-dried hair and leave the mask on for 30-45 minutes under a shower cap and hot towel before rinsing it out. This mask can help to remove loose dandruff flakes, repair split ends, and to strengthen the strands for the revitalized look of lustrous, strong, and healthy hair.



 

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR EACH TYPE OF MOM

These Essential Oils may be diffused with a traditional reed diffuser, an electric diffuser, or with a portable diffuser that works with a USB port for Moms who are frequently on the road. They may also be diluted in a warm bath, used to make a room or fabric freshener, incorporated into a candle or soap formulation, applied as a roll-on personal scent or body spray, or be added to a massage oil blend, among various other applications.

 

TYPE OF MOM RECOMMENDED OILS REPUTED BENEFITS

Active Mom

This Mom rarely has a moment of doing nothing – her schedule is practically always packed with things that must be done immediately, both for herself and her children. She patiently, eagerly, and promptly attends her family’s extra-curricular events to support and show her pride in them!

AND/OR

Exercise Enthusiast Mom

This Mom is zealous about fitness – activities that might include running, cycling, rock climbing, yoga, swimming, and lifting weights. Her high levels of energy, natural enthusiasm, and her positive outlook make it exciting to be in her company.

Refreshing & Energizing

Lime

Clove

Lemon

Marjoram

Cinnamon

Grapefruit

Eucalyptus

Peppermint

Lemongrass

Black Pepper

These “bright” oils help to energize and invigorate through their scents, encouraging a feeling of revitalization to support Mom’s emotional and physical well-being after a day of exerting herself excessively.

Exhausted Mom

She might be a first-time Mom, have a football team of children to watch over, or be juggling work outside the home with her ever-growing domestic To-Do list. Whatever her story, she’s often sleep-deprived, overwhelmed, confused, and distracted. Though she loves her babies, she’s desperate for some time to herself, away from the constant commotion around her.

Grounding & Balancing

Lavender

Rosemary

Petitgrain

Ylang Ylang

Frankincense

Rose Absolute

These oils exude all-pervading aromas that are profoundly reassuring, uplifting, and that promote feelings of being mentally balanced and grounded. They help the soul to feel soothed and the mind to feel relaxed, allowing Mom to experience some occasions – however brief – of rest and revitalization.

The Mindful Mom

This introspective, peaceful Mom lives her life with the intention to be self-aware in action and speech and with the purpose of being a role model for her children, who she aims to raise with emotional balance, self-respect, and self-empowerment. She strives to achieve this goal by constantly improving herself through mindfulness practices, such as prayer, meditation, and yoga in order to maintain perspective, positivity, and presence through consciousness of her own emotional journey, behaviors, and habits.

Opening & Clarifying

Frankincense

Myrrh

Sandalwood

Neroli

Sage

To learn more about other ideal Essential Oils for mindfulness practices, such as meditation, click here.

These oils are reputed to promote a sense of emotional warmth and comfort as well as inner peace and harmony in order to enhance the meditative states that help Mom achieve or strengthen her insight, empathy, discipline, and self-awareness.

VIP Mom / Career-Woman Mom

This Mom might be a celebrity, a business executive, or a leader in various other denotations of the word. This Mom is known to give high priority to her job – which is often full time – whether at the office, on a stage, or behind the scenes. She enjoys her position as a career-driven, ambitious woman and might have a competitive streak that may require devoting countless (perhaps monotonous at times) hours.

Relaxing & Assuring

Bergamot

Chamomile

Cedarwood

Lemongrass

These oils are reputed to restore or heighten Mom’s sense of dedication and vision, which can strengthen determination when self-doubt and discontent begin to surface. By offering a sense of harmony between body and mind, these oils may help Mom to eagerly take time out for herself at the end of a long day, helping to promote feelings of clarity, fulfillment.  

Socialite Mom

This friendly Mom is never a wallflower and might even have more friends and a more active social life than all her children do! These courageous, resilient, and confident Moms carry themselves with poise and grace and often make engaging story-tellers, which allows them to easily make new friends.

Exciting & Confidence-Boosting

Spruce

Ginger

Fennel

Cypress

Angelica

Coriander

Cardamom

Jasmine Absolute

These oils are known to promote a sense of optimism to help preserve this peppy Mom’s spirited nature. They are believed to help her radiate sureness in herself as well as self-control, boldness, and spunk!

New Mom

This Mom has likely been entirely and exhaustingly preoccupied with taking care for her newborn little darling at the expense of her own rest and emotional well-being. All the gifts she receives at this time are likely only for the baby, but she too can use some mood-boosting pampering!

Mood-Boosting & Rejuvenating

Lemon

Lavender

Bergamot

Clary Sage

Sweet Basil

These sweet, soothing scents are known to help freshen any room – which will likely be a welcome change after Mom has been changing many dirty diapers. These lively aromas can also help to enhance Mom’s mood and to reduce negative feelings that come with the onslaught of new responsibilities and the stresses and self-doubt they can sometimes bring to a new parent.

Nature Mom

This mom loves to spend time outdoors whether she’s going for walks in the park, hiking along trails, or camping in the woods. When she can’t get outside and be active, she can start to feel restless and stagnant.

Green Fingers Mom

This Mom loves to dig around in the dirt to cultivate the herbs and flowers that might even get her recognition for having the most beautiful garden in the neighborhood. Her vibrant and aromatic blooms, the fresh air, and the sound of birds and wind chimes might be all she needs to fall into a meditative trance in her bespoke natural temple.

Immune-Boosting & Uplifting

Pine

Orange

Cajeput

Lavender

Rosemary

Citronella

Eucalyptus

Peppermint

Lemongrass

Copaiba Balsam

Some of these oils are known to help prevent pests, like mosquitoes, from approaching Mom while others are known to draw in helpful natural pollinators, like butterflies and bees.

When the weather is not ideal for going outdoors, these comforting and bright scents can help to boost Mom’s mood as she waits for the skies to clear.

Computer-Proficient

Mom

This Mom likes to stay up-to-the-minute with all the newest technology and devices. Whether she’s an IT expert, a gamer, a blogger, or a vlogger, she likely spends extensive amounts of time in front of the screen and might often find herself snacking even when she doesn’t need to!

Disciplining & Stabilizing

Basil

Fennel

Patchouli

Citronella

Cinnamon

Grapefruit

These Essential Oils are reputed to enhance self-control and to promote the feeling of the belly being satisfied, which helps to reduce the appetite and cravings for snacking.

Organic Mom/Earth Mama

This “crunchy” Mom takes great pleasure in and is committed to creating meals, clothes, toiletries, and various other items for her family from scratch using only materials found in nature – those that are pure, unprocessed, and wholesome. Her top priority is her family’s health, and she consistently strives toward this goal by choosing the most natural options available, aiming to prevent any toxins from entering the happy home environment or the sacred body.

USDA Certified Organic

Cypress Organic

Silver Fir Organic

Clary Sage Organic

Helichrysum Organic

Melissa Leaf Organic

Lavender Organic - Fair Trade

These oils are stamped with the USDA Certified Organic seal, evidence that they are cultivated and produced without the use of inorganic materials, which can potentially be harmful to the source botanical as well as to the health of the user.

Supportive Grandma

This Mom has been looking forward to the arrival of her grandchildren probably since before her children were even expecting! She is always available to offer support, guidance, and love. She can’t contain her excitement and is always giddily planning all the ways in which she plans to spoil the newest little ray of sunlight in her life!

Moisturizing & Rejuvenating

Rose

Neroli

Lemon

Geranium

Rosemary

Clary Sage

Carrot Seed

Sandalwood

Frankincense

These oils have calming, uplifting scents that are reputed to help strengthen the feelings of courage, confidence, concentration, and clarity when experiencing periods of transition. They are said to be beneficial for women who are experiencing menopause by creating a sense of harmony between the body and mind. When used topically, they are believed to have rejuvenating effects on the appearance of the skin, helping it to look visibly younger.

Mom-In-Law

Like most relationships, the mother-daughter relationship is sometimes wanting in stability and fairness. This frustration can sometimes be even more pronounced when it comes to dealing with a mother-in-law, a woman that you might love and respect but not necessarily someone that you can relate to in the way you might be used to relating with your own mother. This can often lead to agitation and a turbulent relationship, but gifts have a way of speaking when people can’t. With their pleasant scents, Essential Oils may help improve the situation as Mom-in-Law comes to associate their harmonious fragrances with pleasant memories of you!

Harmonizing & Comforting

Neroli

Yarrow

Geranium

Blue Tansy

Helichrysum

Rose Absolute

Jasmine Absolute

These oils are derived from highly aromatic and treasured flowers with precious fragrances that are reputed to encourage deep feelings of happiness, gratitude, nostalgia, optimism, positivity, and general emotional healing, which may help to reinforce the strength of the bond shared with Mom.



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