Mother’s Day gift ideas (and they’re on sale, too!)

3 Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day will be here soon! Do you know what you’re giving your Mom? If you want to give her a gift you put together yourself, why not give a customized gift basket? Here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

DIY Spa Day

Does your Mom like to spend a day at the spa, but you can’t afford to give her a spa package? Give her a gift that recreates the experience at home. Get a decorative basket and fill it with:

Tea Lovers Gift Basket

Have you noticed your Mom loves to relax with a hot mug of herbal tea? Then she would love a basket filled with items for tea lovers that she wouldn’t normally treat herself to. Try filling a decorative basket or gift bag with:

  • An assortment of loose tea and a tea infuser
  • A nice mug
  • A sweet treat to nibble on. Maybe some tea biscuits, biscotti or scones
  • Some of our Lavender Bath Tea, to add little extra relaxation to her day

Beach Gear Bucket

Does Mom love hanging by the pool or going to the beach? Get her set up with some new beach gear! Fill a sand bucket with these items:

  • Sunblock (Need tips for choosing the best sunscreen? WebMD has some here.)
  • UV blocking sunglasses
  • A beach towel
  • Cute flip-flops
  • Beach-scented soap, like our Beachin‘, to remind her of the fun she had at the beach while she washes the sand away.

If you do decide to give her the gift of handmade soap, remember we’re offering a sale in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store!

From now through 5/4 at midnight ET, you’ll save 15% off your purchase of $15 or more. It’s easy to save, simply enter code MOM2016 at checkout.

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Great gift ideas: Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine's Day Gift Idea - Spa Day Basket

Are you struggling to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone? Nothing says, “I love you,” more than a gift you created yourself. With a small amount of effort, you can put together a gift that brings hours of joy and relaxation to your Valentine: A spa day basket!

You’ll need:

  • A decorative basket (you can get these pretty affordably at your local craft store) or a sturdy gift bag.
  • A fluffy white washcloth to nestle the items in (or really customize the basket by making your own hanging soap pouch).
  • Fancy bath accessories such as a loofah, bath pouf, natural sponge and massaging tool.
  • Your favorite Emmet Street Creations products! Our Exfoliating Rosemary Mint,  Blue Agave and Eucalyptus, Lavender and Mint handcrafted soaps are perfect scents to create a spa day experience. Remember to use coupon code LOVE16 at checkout to save 15% off purchases of $15 or more in our Etsy store!

That’s it! You get the satisfaction of putting together a great gift and your love gets a ready-made way to relax!

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Mother’s Day gift ideas (and they’re on sale, too!)

Mother's Day SaleMother’s Day will be here soon! Do you know what you’re giving Dear Mom? Are you looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas? I’d tell you what I’m giving my Mom to help inspire you, but she reads this blog and I don’t want to spoil the surprise! (Hi, Ma!)

If you want to give your Mom a gift you put together yourself, why not give a customized gift basket? Here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

DIY Spa Day

Does your Mom like to spend a day at the spa, but you can’t afford to give her a spa package? Why not give her a gift that recreates the experience at home? Get a decorative basket and fill it with:

  • Manicure and pedicure tools
  • A bath pouf
  • A loofah
  • An assortment of soap (I recommend our Cocoa Butter soap for the bath and our Unscented Banana soap for a facial soap)
  • A fluffy bathrobe and a pair of slippers

Tea Lovers Gift Basket

If your Mom is like mine, the day isn’t complete until a cup of herbal tea is consumed. I think she would love a basket filled with items for tea lovers that she wouldn’t normally treat herself to. Why not try filling a decorative basket or gift bag with:

  • An assortment of loose tea (and a tea infuser–there are a wide variety available from fancy and traditional to whimsical) or tea bags
  • A nice mug (maybe not one with #1 Mom printed on it)
  • A sweet treat to nibble on. Maybe some tea biscuits, biscotti or scones
  • Some of our Lavender Bath Tea, to add little extra relaxation to her day

Beach Gear Bucket

Does Mom love hanging by the pool or going to the beach? Why not get her set up with some new beach gear? Fill a sand bucket with these items:

  • Sunblock (Need tips for choosing the best sunscreen? WebMD has some here.)
  • UV blocking sunglasses
  • A beach towel
  • Cute flip flops
  • Beach-scented soap, like our Beachin‘, to remind her of the fun she had at the beach while she washes the sand away

Celebration Gift Basket

Make Mom’s Day a celebration! Give Mom a fancy wine cooler filled with a bottle of sparkling wine (or something non-alcoholic, but fizzy), some glasses to toast the guest of honor and some Champagne Scented soap. She’ll get a treat now and later!

I hope my gift ideas helped you decide what Mother’s Day gift you want to give Dear Ol’ Ma. If you do decide to give her the gift of handmade soap, don’t forget we’re offering a sale in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store!

From now through 5/10 at midnight ET, you’ll save 20% off your purchase of $10 or more. It’s easy to save, simply enter code ILOVEMOM at checkout.

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Great gift ideas: Spa Day Basket

Gift ideas from Emmet Street Creations - Spa Day Basket

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Are you going to a holiday dinner hosted by a friend or family member? Are you thinking about repaying their hospitality by bringing a hostess (or host) gift?

If so, why not bring something a little more interesting than a bottle of wine? I think wine is great, but the fun only lasts for a few glasses. With a small amount of effort, you can put together a gift that brings hours of joy and relaxation to its recipient: A spa day basket!

Here’s what you need:

  • A decorative basket (you can get these pretty affordably at your local craft store) or a sturdy gift bag
  • Shredded tissue paper to nestle your basket goodies in (I find my local “everything is only $1” store to be a good source for this)
  • Fancy bath accessories such as a loofah, bath pouf, natural sponge and massaging tool
  • Your favorite Emmet Street Creations products! Our Revitalizing Rosemary Mint, Lemongrass and Green Tea and Citrus Clouds handcrafted soap are great scents to create spa day experience.

That’s it! You get the satisfaction of putting together a great gift and your recipient gets a ready-made way to relax after all the guests have gone home!

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Create a DIY spa day with a cucumber yogurt face mask

This year I’ve had a bumper crop of cucumbers and I’ve used them to make soap and infused water. I still had some cucumber pulp left over from juicing so I decided to give myself a DIY spa day by making a soothing yogurt and cucumber face mask.

I kept this recipe simple because my skin is extremely sensitive and breaks out at the slightest provocation.

Yogurt and cucumber pulp

Fat free greek yogurt and cucumber pulp left over from juicing.

My first batch was a colossal failure. I used equal parts yogurt and cucumber and the result was a messy goo that slide off my face and into the sink. The cucumber pulp was very wet and watered down the yogurt.

My second attempt turned out much creamier. I used 4 tbsp of greek yogurt and 1 tbsp of cucumber pulp. (If you don’t have a juicer, you can add a few chunks of cucumber and the yogurt to a blender and mix until smooth.)

I slathered the mixture on my face and laid on my back to relax for 20 minutes. What a great way to relax!  The cucumber had a wonderful cooling effect on my skin. It felt great!

Facial selfie

 Spa day selfie. It may be the best picture of me ever taken.

After 20 minutes, I rinsed my face and washed with a bar of Emmet Street Creations  Banana Soap to moisturize my skin and give it an extra hit of antioxidants. My pores looked and felt tight and my skin was soft and smooth.

I ended my spa day with a soak in the tub using a bag of Lavender Bath TeaThere’s no better way to escape from the every day grind than a warm soak in the tub surrounded by the soothing scent of lavender. 

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