A Basketful of Homemade Bath & Body Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day


No one deserves pampering more than moms. A mother’s work never really ends, so “me time” is squeezed in between naps, car rides, errands, chores and work. While a spa day may not be in the budget, you can give your mom (or wife) a luxurious spa day at home by making your own bath products. Here are 15 fabulous homemade body scrubs, bath salts, facial masks and body sprays–everything you need for the at-home spa experience.

Homemade Bath and Body Gifts for Mother’s Day

Sweet Dreams Gift Set

Nothing helps mom relax quite like lavender, which is why it’s one of the most popular ingredients in homemade bath and body gifts for Mother’s Day. We love the Homemade Lavender Bath Salts  from The Classy Chapter for a relaxing soak after a hard day!


After she gets out of the tub, she can slather on some of Parenting Chaos’ Homemade Bedtime Lotion. Finish off the relaxation ensemble with a blissful spritz of DIY Grapefruit Lavender Body Spray from Gimme Some Oven and she’ll be ready for sweet dreams!

Blissful Bakery Basket

If mom loves baked goods but has sworn off the high-cal sweets (or even if she hasn’t!), she’ll revel in the sweet scents of these handmade bath and body gift ideas! Make just one or make them all and give them to her along with her favorite bakery treats!


Start her morning shower off with a  Madagascar Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub from Confessions of an Over-worked Mom. Then help her bring back that healthy spring glow to her winter-parched face with a delicious Honey Cinnamon Nutmeg Facial Mask from Carolyn’s Homework. For a relaxing bath at night, give her a Peppermint Chocolate milk bath from Pretty Opinionated (that’s me, by the way!). Finish off with a DIY Vanilla Cream Dry Oil Body Spray from Delighted Momma and you have the perfect Bakery Basket!

Coffee Lover’s Basket


As a coffee lover myself, I can say I’d love to receive any of these homemade bath and body gifts! Give her an amazing wake-up in the shower with our Coffee Scrub recipe or a  DIY Cinnamon Coffee Body Scrub from More Than a Mom of Three. I also found a recipe from the Ponte Verde Soap Shop for Kona Coffee Lotion that would be delightful after her shower! Our Happy Acres has a yummy recipe for a Coffee Lip Balm to finish off your gift basket!

Beachy Basket

If mom loves relaxing by the beach or dreams of traveling to the islands, give her the seaside experience at home with these ideas.


Start with a DIY Lime Salt Scrub from Wife Mom Geek. Then, give her a taste of Florida sunshine with Orange Flaxseed Soap from Confessions of an Overworked Mom. Finally, give her a taste of the cool ocean breeze with a Himalayan Sea Salt Body Spray from The Chic Site!

Gardener’s Gift Basket


Moms who love spending the days in the garden will really adore the Gardener’s Bliss Hand Salve from Garden Matter! Peppermint is a great way to invigorate tired muscles from all that weeding and planting, which is where your Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub from Simplistically Living comes in. Moms want to keep their lips smooth AND pretty, so add in a DIY Lip Gloss from Your Homebased Mom. Finally, give her a pretty Hand Felted Soap from Fiber Artsy to keep next to her garden sink!

These are just a few clever ways to use our favorite homemade bath and body gifts for Mother’s Day. You can mix and match any of the above suggestions or just make one as a fantastic single gift!

What are your favorite homemade bath and body gifts for Mother’s Day? Share in the comments!

21 thoughts on “A Basketful of Homemade Bath & Body Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day”

  1. These are great collection of beauty recipes! I really like this homemade bath and body gifts. I definitely need to try on this and I love to give it to my mom too. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I love both giving and receiving homemade gifts. You rounded up some great bath and body gift. I’ll have to try one of these.

  3. I would love any of these products for Mother’s Day. I just got a new tub and I will have to hint around for something like this to make the experience amazing.

  4. I would love all of this. Thay lavender bath salts looks amazing! Sadly, my mom isn’t around anymore but all of this would he perfect for her, and me!

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