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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.



  1. 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.

    • I just looked, they’re not available currently on Amazon. Do you think a coffee filter would also work? It would be more economical and more convenient to get when you run out of them or get a wild hair up your tush and say, “TONIGHT, I am making…….”

  2. 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!


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