Simple Mothers Day Gift Tub Teas Filled With Garden Herbs And Flowers In A Watering Can

Homemade Bath and Body Gifts Kids Can Make

These are some fun and super simple skincare gifts to made with all-natural ingredients. They are fun for kids to make and even more fun for Mom to enjoy, just don’t forget to give her the time to use pamper pack you put together!

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Tub Teas and Lavender Grapefruit Coconut Oil LotionAll the ingredients can be purchased at the grocery store as well, so no hunting around town for specialty ingredients. The inspiration for these two recipes came from the Blogger Challenge gift pack that Whole Foods Market sent to me. The challenge was to come up with a kid-friendly DIY project for Mother’s Day.

Whole Foods Market Blogger Challenge Box

The box arrived filled with coconut oil, sea salt, lavender essential oil, dried lavender, and a few decorative items like twine with a gold thread through it, a pink watering can, and a ball jar. The challenge was simply to have fun and create anything with the ingredients from the box or from the store.

I pondered it for a few days and there was more than enough in the box to make two easy peasy bath and body products that a mom would love. In these two recipes I used everything that was sent and a few other little things I picked up at Whole Foods or at a craft shop.

Lavender Grapefruit Tub Tea

Tub teas are a wonderful gift for any busy, hardworking person who could use a little downtime. I’ve supersized these tub teas as I think that mothers could certainly use a good long soak in a deep tub. The lavender essential oil’s relaxing properties are balanced with the grapefruit essential oil’s stimulating and immune boosting properties so mom emerges from the bath relaxed and refreshed.Simple Mother's Day Gift - Tub Teas filled with garden herbs and flowers in a watering can

Makes 4 Extra Large Tub Teas


  • 4 unbleached large tea filters
  • 1 1/2 cups Epsom salts
  • 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup lavender flowers
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • Optional: dried rose or peony petals


Lavender Grapefruit Tub Tea Ingredients

Fill tea filter with 4 large spoonfuls of Epsom salts. Mix together the remaining ingredients and put two spoonfuls in the filter.

Fill Tea Filters with Epsom salts, powedered milk, oatmeal, herbs and scents for a no mess bath tea

Fold over the top and staple close. Use a hole punch to thread the twine through and attach a tag with bathing instructions.

Making Gift tags for Tub Tea recipe with letter stamps

Tub Teas - add one to a warm bath and soak away your troubles (and it leaves no mess!)


Lavender Grapefruit Whipped Coconut Oil Lotion

After the bath this whipped coconut lotion will nourish skin and bring along the refreshing lavender grapefruit scent for the rest of the day.

All Natural Lavender Grapefruit Coconut Lotion Recipe

Full recipe and instructions here.


About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Laura @ Raise Your Garden
    Laura @ Raise Your GardenMay 5,14

    Cute ideas for Mother’s Day or teacher appreciation month…….and since I belong to both groups…..might make my myself and mom and those awesome teachers =)

  2. Andrea@personallyandrea
    [email protected]May 7,14

    These are both gorgeous projects! Think I’ll have to make them for myself :)

  3. Mona Zawadski
    Mona ZawadskiMay 8,14

    Great gift ideas using ingredients that are easily accessible and I love coconut oil and essential oils. I’m using essential oils currently in cleaning laundry and odor destroyer can’t wait for my new oils can I use blended essential oils or do they have to bee pure?

  4. Stephanie
    StephanieMay 11,14

    Thanks Laura, great idea!

  5. Stephanie
    StephanieMay 11,14

    I hope you do Andrea!

  6. Stephanie
    StephanieMay 11,14

    Love it Mona. Do you use Rosemary in the laundry? I do and its great for the dog stuff (ick)!

  7. Linda
    LindaJune 17,14

    These organic and creative presents that kids and make to give to their mom or teachers are great. A homemade gift created by the kids has more value than a present from a store. Thanks for sharing this wonderful ideas.

  8. Michelle
    MichelleAugust 21,14

    Such beautiful gift ideas. I have some new mamas that will really appreciate these gifts. Did you find the coconut oil lotion to stayed whipped? I have tried just whipping coconut oil with no essential oils and it solidified to it’s original state making hard to scoop out.

  9. Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 21,14

    Hi Michelle, no, mine stayed nice and whipped. But coconut oil is sensitive to temperature. Try with the essential oils and see if that helps!

  10. Teresa
    TeresaAugust 31,14

    would you share where you sourced the empty tea bags? Please & Thanks! I live quite a drive from any ‘nice’ stores that would carry these and the brands Amazon carries don’t look as nice as these in the photos.

  11. Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 31,14

    Hi Teresa! I used the TeaBrew #4’s here they are

  12. Belinda
    BelindaSeptember 3,14

    When using the tub tea bag do you put the bag in the tub or pour it in the tub.

    • Stephanie
      StephanieSeptember 3,14

      The bag steeps in the tub, Belinda. That way there is no mess to clean up!

  13. monogrammed gifts
    monogrammed giftsDecember 25,14

    I’ve been thinking about similar things lately – we have a lot of jacaranda trees in our area, and although they bloom in November and are over by Christmas, they’re always the first sign that Christmas time is coming!

  14. Adriana
    AdrianaNovember 9,16

    Auvh a pretty card, how did you make it?

    • Stephanie Rose
      Stephanie RoseNovember 9,16

      Hi Adriana, there are some instructions and images above that explain it. Thanks!

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