1. DIY Soy Candles
Candles are a classic Mother’s Day gift, but this year, why not make your own using soy wax? Soy candles burn longer, release less soot, and don't conatin many of the toxins in traditional candles. To make a soy candle, you will need soy wax flakes, a wick, and a glass jar. Melt the wax flakes in a double boiler and add a few drops of essential oil for fragrance. Pour the mixture into the jar, add the wick, and let it cool.
2. Homemade Body Scrub
Instead of buying a body scrub filled with harsh chemicals, make your own natural version using only a few ingredients. Combine equal parts of sugar and coconut oil, add a few drops of her favourite essential oils, and mix well. The sugar will exfoliate the skin while the coconut oil will moisturise it. Place the mixture in a jar with a decorative label and ribbon and you have a refreshing and eco-friendly gift for your mum.
Help your mum reduce her plastic use by making her reusable wax wraps to use in place of plastic wrap. All you need is a plant-based wax (like candelilla or carnauba), cotton or light-weight natural fabric, a baking sheet, and an iron. Cut the fabric into the desired size, sprinkle shredded wax on top, and place it in the oven for a few minutes until it melts. Use the iron to spread the wax evenly and let it dry. These wraps are perfect for keeping food fresh and reducing waste.
If your mum loves gardening, consider making her some unique upcycled planters. You can repurpose old pots, crates, jars, cans, or even shoes as planters. Simply clean them out, add some soil, and plant flowers or herbs. You can also paint or decorate the containers for a more personalised touch.
Make a personalised recipe book for your mum filled with her favourite recipes. Use recycled paper and bind the book with ribbon or twine. You can also include recipe cards where your mum can write down new recipes she discovers. This gift is not only eco-friendly but also sentimental and shows your mum how much you appreciate her cooking.
Choosing an eco-friendly and homemade gift for your mum is not only a way to show your love and appreciation for her but also a way to reduce waste and promote sustainability. These 5 eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift ideas are not only thoughtful but also easy to make at home. By putting in the effort to create a unique and personalised gift, you will make your mum feel special and cherished on her special day.