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DIY spa day crafts for Mother's Day

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

Pamper mom with a handmade spa day

Little ones can help mom feel relaxed and pampered this Mother's Day. These simple recipes are easy for kids to help mix and create, and mom will love receiving such thoughtful, handmade gifts for Mother's Day!

Homemade bubble bath

DIY bubble bath

What you'll need:

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 ounces Castile soap (such as Dr. Bronner's)
  • 2 ounces coconut oil, melted
  • 2 drops food coloring
  • essential oil
  • whisk
  • funnel
  • mixing bowl
  • glass bottle

What you'll do:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together 4 cups water, 4 ounces Castile soap and 2 ounces of coconut oil.
  2. Add in a few drops of essential oil and two drops of food coloring.
  3. Place the funnel in the top of the glass bottle, and pour the soap mixture into the bottle.
  4. Add a few tablespoons of bubble bath to the water at bath time.

Brown sugar scrub

Brown sugar scrub

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • airtight glass container

What you'll do:

  1. Stir together the olive oil, honey and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  2. Add in the 2 cups of brown sugar and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Spoon the mixture into an airtight glass canister, and seal the lid between uses to keep the mixture fresh.

Oatmeal bath bombs

Oatmeal bath bombs

What you'll need:

  • baking soda
  • corn starch
  • citric acid
  • spray bottle
  • measuring cups
  • essential oil
  • oatmeal
  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • small bowl or cup

What you'll do:

  1. Whisk together 1-1/2 cups baking soda, 1 cup citric acid and 2 cups cornstarch in a mixing bowl.
  2. Fill a small spray bottle with water and add in a few drops of essential oil.
  3. Spray the powder mixture with the spray bottle, stirring after every spray. Add the water slowly so that the mixture does not fizz.
  4. Keep spraying the powder mixture until it becomes the consistency of wet sand.
  5. Use a small cup or bowl as a mold to make the bath bomb. Sprinkle a thin layer of oatmeal in the bottom of the mold, then tightly pack the powder mixture in on top of it.
  6. Turn the mold over and tap the bottom so that the bath bomb comes out. Set aside to dry for about 24 hours.
Image credit: Amy Vowles

More Mother's Day ideas

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5 Mother's Day crafts for kids
Creative Mother's Day crafts for kids

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