Have a friend or family member who is need of some relaxation? Here are some DIY gift basket ideas to make a pampering self care basket.
One of the best gifts you can give a woman is the gift of relaxation. Life can be tough and tiring! Sometimes, a little pampering and rest sounds better than anything else.
Here are some DIY gift basket ideas for a new mom or just a friend in need of some refreshment. I chose things to put in this basket that help with relaxation and/or sleep. These natural high quality items will add to your friend’s health as well as making them feel good right away.
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Things to Put in a Relaxation Gift Basket:
Non-toxic soap made from high quality ingredients can be so relaxing. A few of my favorites are the lavendar bar from the Dead Sea Spa. and Vitacost’s Simple Truth Honey Almond bar. (By the way, if you decide to order from Vitacost, make sure to go to TopCashback first-I usually get at least 7% cashback from TopCashback when I order from Vitacost!)
After a shower, it feels so good to moisturize your skin. Lotion is one product that I especially like to be non-toxic and healthy because lotion usually covers a large portion of skin. This baby lotion by Weleda works great for adults too. I use it a lot. It makes my skin look silkier and better than some of the other non-toxic lotions I have tried.
Abyssinian oil is so nice for hair. And having nice hair can really lift a tired mom’s spirit. I have been using abyssinian oil on my hair when I get out of the shower. It makes my hair much softer, and less frizzy (even the gray hairs!) It only takes a little to get great results.
I love to relax while eating a snack that tastes good and is good for me. I am sure the tired friend in your life would appreciate some yummy treats that won’t make her more tired! RX bars are balanced because they have a good amount of protein to go with the healthy carbs. They are made of just a few whole food ingredients and they taste great.
A book or magazine is the perfect complement to a healthy snack! For this self care basket, I chose one that has illustrated Bible verses and short Bible readings.
Supplements for Restful Sleep
Magnesium and calcium can be a great help for those who are struggling with insomnia. They can help with relaxation and calm nerves. (1) (If your friend has any pre-existing conditions, she will want to check with her doctor before taking these). Magnesium is a really safe supplement for most people. I especially like magnesium glycinate because it doesn’t have a laxative effect and it helps with stress and insomnia. (2)
Calcium d-glucarate can help with hormones and the liver. For these reasons it is helpful for sleep. (I have noticed less pms symptoms when I take this.) However, if your friend is breastfeeding, I would just get her the magnesium and not the calcium d-glucarate.
Lavendar essential oil is calming and helpful for restful sleep. Bergamot can help with anxious feelings. A drop of these can be placed on a cloth that can be put near your pillow to help with sleep. I recommend Plant Therapy essential oils because they are pure and high quality, but are less expensive than comparable brands.
That is the last item in the self care basket that I made. Here are a few other pampering gift basket ideas.
Shampoo or Conditioner
A good quality shampoo is another idea to go in a self care basket. Acure organics argan oil and pumpkin shampoo is one of my favorites.
Nail File and Buffer
Sometimes tired moms just want to feel pretty! A nail file and buffer can help with that. This is a good way to get pretty fingernails without toxic nail polish. This set on Amazon is a good value.
A diffuser is a great gift to go with the relaxation essential oils. The Plant Therapy NovaFuse™️ USB Diffuser gently diffuses essential oils into the air using ultrasonic technology. With no use of heat or chemicals, the NovaFuse™️ USB Diffuser helps maintain the natural profile and therapeutic benefits of Plant Therapy essential oils.
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Disclaimer: This post is not medical advice. I am not a doctor or medical professional. I share only from my own experiences and research. Consult your own practitioner before making changes in your diet or supplements.