08 April 2012

Mother’s Day Gifts – Set the Mood

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, the Checked In Today! Guild has a wide variety of items that are perfect for anyone’s mother, sister, grandmother, mother-in-law or aunt.

Traditionally, the honoring of Mothers goes back to the origin of man. Honor thy father and mother is one of the commandments and the Egyptians honored the Goddess Isis.

For a long time, there was no celebration in the United States, thanks to relocation, time constraints and grumpy settlers.

Julia Ward Howe penned The Battle Hymn of the Republic and then 12 years later, beseeched mothers to unite and help put an end to the Civil War. She believed that only women had the power to bring men to their senses - - no offense gentlemen, but you were rather busy poking each other’s eyes out.

Unfortunately for Ms. Howe, the holiday did not catch on that time around and the United States continued to be motherless.

Mom's everywhere spend their time raising children, wiping noses, feet and unknown objects from kids and husbands. Dogs, cats and guinea pigs seem to find their way into mom’s every day life as well.

Because mothers spend much of their time with crusted cereal, droopy underpants and in other less aromatic places, we thought mothers should be surrounded by hot bubble baths, scented lotions and soothing candles.

Mothers everywhere, old and young, will enjoy these gift ideas. It does not matter if the mother is surrounded by poopy pants or only laughs now at those days, she still will enjoy a hot soak in a warm bubbly bath with lighted candles.

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First on our gift list is this lovely soap with a beach scent in a soothing blue for the calming of the spirit. Inside the center of this olive oil and avocado based soap is a genuine clear quartz crystal which is perfect for meditating.

 

Beach Breeze Scented Soap with a Crystal Energy Core

Bird in a Tree Creations

From the designer:

This is a 4 oz. soap containing a clear quartz crystal. When you are finished using it you have a crystal with which you can meditate. It is made from olive oil and avocado soap base. This is Beach Breeze scent from Brambleberry.
It evokes thoughts of a tropical paradise. This complex, sophisticated fragrance is actually a light Ocean-type scent. It has top notes of Bergamot and Cyclamen (a flower with a "white" scent), middle notes of Lilac, Jasmine and Lily of the Valley and rounds down to the mellow notes of Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Musk.
This super yummy smelling soap comes with a tag explaining the properties of clear quartz.

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Next on our gift list is luxurious body lotion with shea butter for silky smooth skin and a pampered sensation.

Body Lotion Princess Scented Body Lotion Silk Shea Butter

Cedar Creek Soaps

From the designer:

Body Lotion Princess Scented Body Lotion Silk Shea Butter. Princess celebrates youth and femininity in its top notes that bring the aquatic nuances with pure and sharp notes of water lily, apple, freshly-sweet mandarin and apricot. Our Princess is similar to Princess by Vera Wang.
My body lotion is made with a luxurious high end feel you would expect from an international cosmetics company. Avocado Oil, Jojoba and Aloe Vera closely matches skin make-up, able to help repair damage. Shea Butter plus Silk Amino Acids give emolience and a nice after feel. Vitamins and Grapeseed Oil help as anti- oxidants and protect the skin.
You will receive a 6 oz flip spout top bottle filled with this wonderful lotion.

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Lavender soothes the soul and brings inner peace and calm to a frazzled mom.

Lavender Lemon Handmade Soap Bar with Avocado Oil Artisan Cold Process

Dogwood Rose

From the designer:

Lemon Lavender Handmade Soap is enriched with extra avocado oil for its skin softening properties. The pure lemon essential oil adds a bright, citrus note to the popular lavender aroma (pure lavender essential oil).
Each of my soaps are superfatted, this means that my formulas contain more oils and butters than are required to create the soap. Superfatted soap is mild and more moisturizing than commercially made soap. I use the cold process method, and make everything myself in small batches in my home.
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Avocado Oil - is rich in rich in vitamins A, D and E, lecithin, potassium, protein and amino acids. Your skin absorbs this oil with all of its benefits easily, it quickly gets down to the tissue cells where it can do the most good. Avocado oil is great at soothing and softening dry or irritated skin.
Olive Oil - acts as a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin while also preventing the internal moisture from being lost to the atmosphere.

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Lavender works just as well in candle form for adding the soothing scent throughout the house. It is hard to stress when you are bathed in the luxurious lavender scents.

Amber Lavender Soy Candle 16 oz

E-Soy Candles

From the designer:

A wonderful blend of amber and lavender.

 

 

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For the spicy nights, add a little patchouli to the lavender for that smoky sexy scent.

Lavender & Patchouli Goat Milk Soap

Homemaid Expressions

From the designer:

This Lavender & Patchouli Goat Milk Soap is handcrafted in the traditional cold process method. We use only goat milk-no water or powdered milk. The wonderful, moisturizing capabilities of goat milk make this soap excellent for anyone with dry, itchy or irritated skin.
In addition to goat milk, we use a combination of olive, coconut and palm oils-no lard, partially hydrogenated soybean oil or animal tallow. The soap is scented with pure essential oils. These ingredients produce a wonderful soap you are sure to love!

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A soothing lavender and white candle holder adds a touch of exotic to the bathroom while enjoying whatever scent you decide to add to the candle holder.

Candle Holder Polymer Clay Purple Green White Blossom

KaelMijoy

From the designer:

This purple and green polymer clay blossom candle holder is gorgeous!
It was made by covering a glass candle holder with about 25 clay petals and leaves, textured and sculpted, in green, white and two shades of purple. Everything has been dusted over with mica powders for an extra shimmer.
A votive candle is included.
Candle holder measures approximately 4 inches wide by 3 inches tall.

 

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Jasmine brings the exotic to the bath. Tropical nights in a paradise filled with fragrant flowers, babbling parrots and chirping tree frogs will send mom far from the hectic day to day business of home life. Give her the tropics.

Aromatherapy Bath Salts Jasmine & Chamomile

Lather Rinse Clean

From the designer:

♥1/2 lb of bath salts♥
Made with jasmine essential oil & chamomile flowers and a custom blend of five salts.
♥100% natural ingredients
♥No preservatives
♥No dyes
♥These bath salts are great for ~depression, dry skin, exhaustion, and sensitive skin.
Add desired amount to running bath water

 

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She is the queen of your heart and the castle and mom deserves to know that she is in your heart. These soaps will remind her that you love her. They will also get her really clean and her skin soft.

Two Glycerin Soaps Queen of Hearts Red Heart Pink Soap Handmade Soaps

Lucky Lucky Neko

From the designer:

Two Glycerin Soaps Queen of Hearts Red Heart Pink Soap Handmade Soaps
Blame it on a friend who'd been listening to Juice Newton. These soaps feature two red heart cutouts floating in a sea of pale pink with a touch of glitter. Scented with delicious and sweet Apple Blossom fragrance, this soap is sure to bring a smile to the queen of your heart.

Each bar of soap weighs approximately 5 ounces.

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitol, Sorbitan Oleate, Soy Bean Protein, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Fiery Fuschia (Water, D&C Red #33, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol), Ruby Red (Water, FD&C Red #40, D&C Red #30, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol), Mica, Glitter

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The exotic is at hand with these heavy sultry scented candles in musky scents that are smoky and sexy. Mom will love these candles whether soaking in a hot tub of bubbles or enjoying a glass of wine and time alone.

Homemade Scented Soy Candle Votives, Queen of D Nile Scent

Mylingy

From the designer:

QUEEN OF D NILE Scented Soy Votives, Homemade, 2 Ounce
Exotic and alluring! Can you say Vaa Vaa Vaa Vvoom!? Yes! That is what you will think when you smell Queen of D Nile! This is very similar to Egyptian Dragon. Truly mesmerizing with notes of warm amber, frankincense, and myrrh with hints of patchouli, musk enhanced with notes of vanilla. Very intense and intriguing!

 

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Nothing says love like roses and these roses are easy to keep. Mom can open up a bouquet of red roses anytime she desires. Curling up with a good book after everyone is down for their naps and enjoying a heady bouquet of roses is sure to sooth her mood and bring her joy.

Roses Without The Thorns Clamshell Tart

Old Dominion Scents

From the designer:

It's like a cold, wet rose on a dewy morning.
Our clamshell packs each come with 6 breakaway tarts weighing 2.4 oz total and last 50-70 hours.

 

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You have to love anything with the word BOMB in it, whether it is a bath bomb or a gnosh bomb. Bombs just mean good ol’ plain fun. These bath bombs will get mom back in the mood and they smell like – CUPCAKES! Careful, those kiddies might think mom smells too good.

Cupcake Scented Super Sized Bath Bomb

Wildly American Soap Company

From the designer:

This is a super sized bath bomb weighing in over 13 ounces! The bath bombs will arrive in two pieces so that you can get two uses per bath bomb.
Cupcake bath bombs smell wonderfully close to the real thing. It's like jumping into a tub of freshly baked and frosted cupcakes. These would be a great treat for Easter when you want to give something sweet.
We use aluminum free baking soda in our formulations.

 

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These Mother’s Day gifts are the first in a series of gift ideas that will be written to get you ready for Mother’s Day.

Mark your calendar, Mother’s Day – USA is May 13th this year.

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5 comments:

  1. I have never put any thought into why, where, how Mothers Day came about and so this was, for me, a very enlightening read. It will have a different history behind it for us Brits of course and I may have to research that or ponder it for ever.
    Beautiful products from wonderful Artfire sellers and such detailed descriptions which leave me wishing I was a Mother to be pampered!

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  2. The Brits are in the next installment :)

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  3. Very interesting, Julie - and I laughed out loud at some of your wording! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Wonderful collection of Mother's Day gift ideas!

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  5. Wonderful. You can almost smell the yumminess!

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