DIYs for mum can be simple, eco-friendly, and non-toxic, perfect for both Mother's Day and any other special occasion. We've included some DIYs that are inspired by the therapeutic benefits of essential oils and aim to help you create thoughtful and personalised gifts that your mum will love.

We believe that gift-giving is not just about the material value of the gift but also the love and care that goes into creating it. That's why we've curated a collection of DIY gift ideas that are easy to make, cost-effective, and provide health benefits. We use essential oils that are known for their calming, uplifting, and rejuvenating properties to create handmade gifts that show your mom how much you care. Whether it's a personalised spa basket or a soothing essential oil-infused candle, our DIY gift ideas will make your mum feel pampered and appreciated.

1. Nurturing Diffuser Blend

Diffuser blends are the easiest and most popular way to use essential oils. Whether you set the mood for the day by diffusing or create a diffuser blend of your own in a reusable amber bottle, it is so nice to communicate your emotions through smell.

Try this Nurturing Diffuser Blend:

If you are wanting to create in larger quantities, you can easily multiply the amount of drops following the same dilution as above. If you prefer a ready-made blend for diffusing, our favourite ones for Mum are;

2. Grounding Massage Oil

A grounding massage oil is a perfect DIY gift for your mum as it provides both physical and emotional benefits. This massage oil contains essential oils that help to calm the mind and body, reduce stress, and promote a sense of balance and stability. By using natural and non-toxic ingredients, you can create a massage oil that is gentle on the skin and provides a soothing and relaxing experience for your mum.

Making a grounding massage oil is surprisingly easy and requires only a few simple ingredients. You can start with a carrier oil like Sweet Almond, Coconut or Jojoba oil and add your favourite essential oils. Your mum can then use this oil to massage her feet, hands, or neck for a grounding and calming experience. By creating a grounding massage oil yourself, you not only save money but also give your mom a personalised gift that shows how much you care about her wellbeing.


Method + use:

  1. Add your essential oil to the jar or bottle.
  2. Fill the carrier oil of choice.
  3. Shake well before each use.

This blend would also be great to use through meditative or yoga practices as well as before going to bed to help bring calm and ease into a good nights sleep.

*not recommended for use during pregnancy

3. Wake-Up Scrub

A body scrub is a great DIY gift idea for your mum as it provides many benefits for the skin. A good body scrub can exfoliate dead skin cells, improve blood circulation, and leave the skin feeling smooth and soft. By adding essential oils, you can also create a scrub that invigorates and awakens the senses, making it the perfect way to start the day.

The best part about making a body scrub is that you only need a few ingredients that you can easily find in your pantry. You can start with a base of sugar or salt and add coconut oil or olive oil to create a scrub. To boost the benefits and scent of your scrub, add your favourite essential oils.


Method + Use:

  1. Add your sugar and coconut oil to the glass jar and mix well.
  2. Add your essential oils.
  3. Mix well before each use.

*a tablespoon should be sufficient to exfoliate the body, use with damp hands, test patch before use, not recommended for use during pregnancy, for a smoother consistency add more coconut oil.

There are endless DIY gifts that are possible with essential oils depending on the persons lifestyle, personal preferences or health concerns. So, get creative, hand make with care and gift with love.

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Author: Georgia Doherty
Marketing Coordinator

Georgia is the Marketing Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials. Georgia oversees the marketing campaigns, company's social media platforms, helps coordinate brand collaborations, is a leader for ECO.'s content creation + DIY recipes and manages ECO.'s affiliate program. She is a qualified Beauty Therapist with extensive Dermal Therapy qualifications, a Diploma in Training Design & Development with a Aromatherapy Practitioner Certificate. Georgia is passionate about leading a happy & healthy life and helping educate those around her.


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