Let’s do a quick rundown of the most popular Mother’s Day gifts:
- sparkly/stylish stuff: jewelry, handbags, scarves
- sweet smelling stuff: flowers, candles, perfume, soaps & lotions
- sentimental stuff: cards, mom-themed tchotchkes, photos albums
Now, being a girly-girl, I love all these things as much as the next mom. However, I also happen to be one of those gals who is THRILLED by practical gifts. (electric blanket, hand vac, jumper cables—LOVED it!)
What if there was a Mother’s day gift that combined a little from column A and a little from column B…wouldn’t that be the ultimate Mother’s Day gift? And what about if said gift ALSO helped Mom to do her mommy duties even BETTER?! Wow! You’ll be mom’s favorite now! (oh, and she taught you how to get a real deal, right? Amazing promo on right now!)
Now, you’re wondering
Is this some kind of Swiss Army knife with an eyelash curler, temporal thermometer, shot-size red wine flask with built-in audio playback of the hubs saying ‘You’re right, Honey.’?
Let me introduce you to the next best thing to magic in a bottle. Essential oils. More specifically, essential oils for mom.
The beauty here is that essential oils simultaneously help mom care for herself, while caring for the FAMILY. (Bonus: they still fit into the traditional “sweet-smelling stuff” category)
Just like there are many different handbags for many different moms, there are many essential oils for many different moms. But, here’s a short list of four oils that many moms call on as their favorites.
If there was one gift that could be box and wrapped that would universally inspire tears of joy for every mom who opened it, that would be the gift of SLEEP. Moms everywhere FANTASIZE about sleep—that is sleep for themselves and getting their kids to sleep!
Lavender oil is almost as good as fairy dust that would encourage the crankiest toddler to happily drift off at nap time. Since fairy dust is hard to come by, Lavender oil is the next best thing.
On top of its restful properties, lavender is EXCELLENT for boo boos. Apply it to skin irritations, itchy spots, and playground bumps all of kinds to soothe and calm. (See? Helping you do your job even better, Mama!)
Click here for doTERRA Lavender oil.
3:00-7:00pm is the time of the day that tests my multi-tasking skills (and SANITY) like no other. Here’s why (deep breath):
- Pick up the kids from school
- Make after-school snack
- Get to and from an after-school activity
- Juggle cranky little kids with tired big kids
- Help with homework
- Get dinner ready
- Get ready for bed
Can I get a “Preach it, Sister!”?!!
What is needed here is some GROUNDING and BALANCE.
Grounding oils, like Frankincense and Sandalwood, help you remove your hands from grabbing clumps of your hair and replace that gritting teeth smile with a pleasant happy face.
Just apply a couple of drops on the bottom of your feet, back of your neck, or diffuse in a diffuser. Ahhhh…that’s better.
Click here for doTERRA Balance.
If you didn’t get that restful Lavender-induced sleep, then your new best friend is Peppermint oil. Seriously, one whiff of this and you will be AWAKE.
Peppermint has been shown in studies to increase alertness and improve performance. I love to diffuse this in the mornings to perk up the peeps or after the kids go to bed, (and I’d really love to follow them), but I still have work to do.
Peppermint is a great multi-tasker; just like MOM. For instance, use it for head tension, overworked muscles and it’s EXCELLENT for cooling down overheated kiddos, naturally.
Click here for doTERRA Peppermint.
Since becoming a mom, there are less days that I wake up, look at myself in the mirror and say:
Hey, you’re looking so slim-and-sassy today!
So, if trimming up & feeling fierce is available in a BOTTLE, I’m all over it.
Slim & Sassy is an essential oil blend that helps support metabolism and decrease appetite. Simply put a few drops in water and drink throughout the day. It includes Grapefruit, Cinnamon, Orange oils, so it has a citrus-y, slightly spicy taste.
There you go! Four scent-illating essential oils that mom will LOVE and USE. And if you’re a mom, treat yourself to the gift of essential oils–you deserve it!
Click here for doTERRA Slim & Sassy.
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