16 Responses to “Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts : Guess What I’m Giving My Mom?”


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  1. Leslie, you must have read my mind. I was just thinking the other day that I wanted to make a refreshing body spray for summer – and here you are with the recipe! My mom passed away several years ago so I won’t be able to share it with her, but I suspect I’ll be making this for several women in my life. Thanks :) Great roundup of links, too!

  2. My mom recently started taking her lunch to work, so I bought her a cute insulated lunch bag with some accessories from Pampered Chef. I’m also going to make her homemade apple butter. I should make her some more of the body oil I made her for Christmas, as she LOVED it! Perhaps I’ll add this to the list, as they’d go together perfectly! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Isn’t it awesome what we can do for gifts if we just stop and think about what the person likes or enjoys!

  4. I LOVE this idea! I just hope I can get the little spray bottles locally (and in time to mail- both moms are far away). Hey… this means I get to buy more essential oils too (yea)!

    This is what I did for them last year…
    Money Can’t Buy You Love

    • Love that blog post, Stephanie! When I was little, I used to “make” my mom breakfast in bed…which usually consisted of her favorite cereal or peanut butter toast. To this day, she still says those were the best Mothers’ Days ever!

      • Thanks Jenny! You know, my sis and I used to do the same thing when we were kids. I think we made her cinnamon-toast. Moms can be so awesome, the way they make our little efforts seem like the most fabulous things in the whole wide world!

  5. Hi “ms. crunchy!”,

    It’s been a while since I visited, but I chose a great to day to stop by! Fabulous post on making Mother’s Day gifts. Speaking of gifts, you really have one when it comes to homemade beauty. I love your natural body spray recipes. I am going to try them out for myself!

    And using vodka as a preservative is a wonderful idea.

    Cheers and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

    -Robin @ toxicbeautyblog.com

  6. Mom

    Mmmmmm…..it smells so good! Thank you!

    Just sprayed a little on my wrists for starters this evening. Have to keep sniffing my wrists….they smell so good!

    Seriously love it!!! Happy Mother’s Day to me!

  7. Erin R

    I know this is an old post but is just came across it today! As i was spraying my self this morning with my Bath and Body Works spray, i wonders if you could make your own spray. And of course you had a post on one! perfect timing! I just need spare $$ to start getting supplies to make all the crunchy goodnes you post about.

  8. A great free gift for kids to give their mom is coloring pages for mother’s day http://www.thecolor.com/Category/Coloring/Mothers%20Day.aspx?holiday

  9. dazednconfused

    what’s distilled water?

  10. Cheryl

    Do you have to use distilled water? I used reverse osmosis water. The body spray scent didn’t stick on for long, and this is using vegetable glycerin. I added 10 more drops of lavender oil and 10 more drops of grapefruit oil and added one more teaspoon of vegetable glycerin, yet the scent didn’t stick too long. I’m making a new batch now, this time using only 1/2 cup of reverse osmosis water with 10 drops of lavender oil, 10 drops of grapefruit oil, 2 teaspoons of glycerin, and 2 tablespoons of witch hazel.

  11. tawnya

    Where did you find the glass spray bottles? Is there somewhere good to order from online??? Love love this! Thank u!

  12. Diana

    Hi! Has anyone had to refrigerate their spray after they made it since it contains water?


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