Still searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Let us help you think outside the box to show her how much you really care. A gift is lovely, but to go the extra mile with an act of love is even better! So, whether you’re planning a gift for a New Mom or a Zen Mom, we’ve got suggestions to make the day extra special.
A Gift for the New Mom
Sleep is a precious commodity, and for most moms, it comes in limited supply – especially for new moms. Her very own DIY Sleep Inducing Lavender Linen Spray is the perfect gift. Many studies have shown that the scent of lavender is soothing, calming and enhances our sleep experience. In fact, a small study done in a hospital in the U.S. found that lavender aromatherapy has also been found to help reduce anxiety and depression in women experiencing postpartum depression. Partner this gift with a few hours of free babysitting or hassle-free spring cleaning for the perfect gift she’ll truly appreciate: the gift of time and relaxation.
Our sleep inducing Lavender Linen Spray has only 3 ingredients! Simply add them to a small spray bottle and your homemade gift is complete.
- 4 tablespoons of vodka or witch hazel
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 3/4 cup of water
PRO TIP: It’s important to let your Sleep Inducing Lavender Linen Spray steep for a while before using. Essential oils need time to dissipate into the other ingredients before use to avoid any chance of staining fabric.
Ideas for the Tea-Loving Mom
For the Tea Loving Mom, instead of chocolates, splurge on a really good quality loose-leaf tea. Green, peppermint or jasmine are a few popular favourites. You can now even find healthy chocolate-flavoured teas! Kick this gift up a notch by including a good teapot scrub for mom’s favourite pot or kettle.
Mind you, there are two schools of thought when it comes to cleaning teapots. There are those that believe you should never clean out a teapot because the tannin build up in the teapot adds to the flavours of the tea—this is much more common with black teas or rooibos teas. There are others that believe that by not cleaning your teapot, you will never have a clean and pure tasting cup of tea—this is true for white, green and oolong varieties. It really comes down to what type of tea she likes to drink. If she likes to drink a variety of teas or blends, cleaning your teapot regularly seems to be the obvious choice.
Surprise mom with your teapot cleaning secret weapon – denture cleaning tablets! This job takes patience. You need to allow ample time for the denture cleaning tablets to do their work, at least an hour, though you’ll find stubborn tea stains may require an overnight soak. Looking for a quicker solution? Lemon juice, baking soda and a little bit of elbow grease is the way to go. And one more trick: a pipe cleaner is the perfect tool to scrub out the spout!
Whether you want to surprise a new mom with some relaxation time or your zen mom with some new tea favourites, remember that just taking the time to personalize your gift of choice is what really matters. If you need more inspiration, check out our blog to read more, or find a local MOLLY MAID near you to sweeten the surprise!
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