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Mother’s Day is on May 10th, and I’m putting together a great gift basket for my mom to celebrate. I know I often share moments of my life as a mom with my two girls, but I also have a great mom myself. My mom works at a local bank, and she’s often on her feet, so I wanted to put together a nice gift basket for her that would help her relax and pamper her footsies!
One of the first things I wanted to do was create my own DIY foot soak. Here are the ingredients, so you can make your own!
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 bag of peppermint tea (remove tea from bag)
- a few drops eucalyptus oil (adjust for your preference, I used about 3)
- canning jar (8 oz)
Add epsom salt, baking soda, tea, and eucalyptus oil into jar, seal with lid and ring, give a good shake.
Print off this free printable diy foot soak label and cut it to fit on top of the canning jar lid, then screw on the ring.
Dress your gift up a little more by adding a metal or wooden scoop tied with some nice string or ribbon.
Note: the tea will slightly tint the water. If you don’t like that, don’t add the tea bag. Instead, add a drop or two of peppermint oil, and a drop or two of eucalyptus to the epsom salt and baking powder mix. Additionally, if you don’t care for the scent of peppermint or eucalyptus, you can substitute with your favorite essential oil.
Once you have your foot soak created, you can put together a wonderful Mother’s Day gift basket for your mom (or grandma). I’m thinking it should be called a Fabulous Feet Gift Basket! I know my mom will love pampering her feet after working all day at the bank; she deserves some nice treats for her tired feet.
Items used to create my mom’s Fabulous Feet Gift Basket:
- Plastic tub for foot bath (I picked up this simple dish pan at the dollar store)
- DIY Peppermint Foot Soak
- Amopé™ Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File (she’ll love having this for upcoming sandal weather – see more by liking the Amopé™ Facebook page)
- Amopé™ Foot Cream
- Hand Towel
- Mug & Tea
- Slipper Socks
- Manicure Set
- Dish Mat (for setting under the foot tub in case of splashes)
Do your best to place the items together in an artistic way to create your gift basket. Add a nice card telling your mom how much you love her, and you’re set for Mother’s Day.
As you can see, I chose to match my basket theme with the color blue to match the great Amopé™ Pedi Perfect™ Electronic Foot File.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and gift basket idea, and remember, you don’t have to have a reason to pamper your own feet. Put together a gift basket for yourself too, and get soft, beautiful feet effortlessly!
I can’t wait to spoil my hard working mom with this fabulous feet gift basket. Will you do anything special to treat your mom this Mother’s Day?
Monday 4th of May 2015
I love the idea of making a foot spa set for Mother's Day! So creative and thoughtful! I bet it smells wonderful! For those of us who an not as creative I thought these were some pretty good, outside of the box, ideas: dealnews.com/features/Buy-This-Not-That-The-10-Best-Gifts-for-Mothers-Day/
Sunday 3rd of May 2015
Oooo I love this idea for a gift basket. That soak sounds perfect! #client
Tuesday 28th of April 2015
What a great gift idea! Right in time for sandal season! I've made my own foot soak before but I love your addition of the peppermint tea, that is a great idea!