DIY Mother's Day Spa Kit
Mother's Day is right around the corner and as a mom myself, I appreciate a good pampering. I don't need anything fancy as a gift.. what I do usually want is time to myself, a good show, and relaxation without my kids screaming for me in the background! haha. Because I can appreciate having a relaxation/pampering day, I thought I would show dads (or anyone) how easy it is to make a spa kit especially for mom! I also included the tags I used at the end of this post.
Reindeer Moss (optional)
Copper Spray Paint (optional)
Red Chalkboard Paint (optional)
Faux Flowers (optional)
Mason Jars (larger ones and mini ones pictured above)
Mini galvanized bucket (optional; can also use mason jar)
Essential Oils (your choice)
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For the containers:
Before we get started on the spa DIYs, I want to show you how to make the containers.
Grab a mason jar, remove the cap and spray paint it a color of your choice. I used copper.
Next, take the glass part and paint it with chalkboard paint, wait for it to dry, then distress it with a fine grit sander. Once you’re done, wipe off the residue with a paper towel.
I wanted a floral theme so I decorated the top with some moss, a flower, and vines from the last DIY I did. In hindsight I should have glued the top together since it’s a bit difficult to remove the rim and the top separately.
Just to show you how easy the lotions, jellies, and scrubs are, I'm going to have my husband, Donald, show you how to make the DIYs!
COCONUT SUGAR SCRUB:
Take a 1:1 ratio of white/granulated sugar and coconut oil, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix together until well incorporated. That’s it. So easy!
I then added it to the container we just made and added some dollar tree raffia and a custom label. i cut away the excess raffia and you're all set.
COCONUT BATH MELTS
Next up is the coconut bath melts. This is so easy and it smells so good.
Take some coconut oil, and add your favorite essential oil. I got this blend from Michael's.. it was pretty much the only one they had. it smells amazing.
Add it to your container and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Add them to the larger mason jar, decorate it and you’re done with this one. Aren’t these so simple?
COCONUT & ESSENTIAL OIL CANDLE:
Next up is my husband’s favorite.. the delicious smelling candle.
Playing on the floral theme I got this mini galvanized bucket from Michael's and added two wicks to the bottom. Set it aside and start making the candle wax. We wrapped the wicks around a pencil so it would stay in place. In case you were wondering, it didn't work lol!
D melted some beeswax and added some essential oil.
The beeswax was then added to some coconut oil. We noticed it immediately began to solidify which you don’t want so we popped it into the microwave to melt the wax again and we were fine.
Of course one of the wicks came off so we just have one here. i cut it down closer to the wax and decorated the outside as well.
Take some hot water and add some unflavored gelatin to it. Mix it until the gelatin is dissolved and add some of your favorite body wash to it. Feel free to play around with soap colors but i decided to leave it plain.
Add it to your favorite mold. I’d recommend a silicone mold, let it harden in the refrigerator and add it to your container.
For the lotion bars, the recipe called for a 1:1 ratio of coconut oil and beeswax but I wish I added a bit more coconut oil since it came out a bit waxy.
Once you mixed the oil and beeswax together, add some essential oils.
This hardens pretty quickly and once it does, add it to the mason jar to for storage.
DIY CUSTOM MUG:
Last but not least we’er making a custom mug. I took over since I didn’t want Donald to mess up haha.
All you’ll need to do is look up a font you like and trace it onto a white mug with an oil based sharpie then bake it at about 250 degrees for 30 minutes. To make it more personal add the year of the first born and you can also add the kids initials in the back.
Now that we have all our spa day DIYs, let’s assemble it. I grabbed this godiva box and spray painted it copper. I then took some tissue paper and piled it on one side. Next, Donald shredded some kraft paper for me to make this confetti. Add it to the box and begin adding the containers.
I suggest adding the containers and storing the box in a cool place since the jellies and the bath melts need to stay relatively cold.
Add your personalized card, wrap it in cellophane and raffia and you have a DIY spa kit!
Here's the video for your viewing pleasure! haha. It shows you exactly what I did step by step. Enjoy & Happy Mother's Day!