5 Calming Gifts for Mom


Mother’s Day offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate people who share motherly love with us. Whether she’s a friend, aunt, grandma, sister, or the woman who gave you life, these recipes will surely express your loving gratitude. And what better way to celebrate “Mom” than with the gift of pure relaxation? These herbal formulas will leave her feeling nourished, grounded, peaceful, and ready for the daily challenges and triumphs of motherhood.

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Mom’s Relaxing Room Mist

This easy to make aromatherapeutic blend of pure essential oils will refresh any space with calming fragrance. Spray liberally in the air, on mattresses, pillows, or on bed linens before retiring for the night. The gentle perfume will help inspire relaxation and peaceful sleep after a busy day being Mom.


16 oz spray bottle
3 oz unflavored vodka
4 drops each of organic Lavender, Orange, and Sandalwood essential oil
12 oz organic Lavender or Rose hydrosol


Pour all ingredients into a 16oz spray bottle, shake well to distribute the oils, and spray as needed.



Mom’s Bliss Tea

This tea is perfect for frazzled nerves or any mom in need of a mood boost. The skullcap and oat tops are classic nervine tonics that help support the nervous system during times of stress. Raspberry leaf is considered an important tonic herb for women’s health that’s a delicious source of nutrients like iron, manganese, and niacin. The tasty addition of roses, vanilla, and cinnamon offer floral spiciness and inspire feelings of wellbeing. This tea can be sipped daily to maximize the pleasant effects.


2 parts organic Skullcap Leaf
2 parts organic  Oat Tops
1 part organic Raspberry Leaf
1 part organic Rose Buds
½ part organic chopped Vanilla Beans
¼ part organic Cinnamon Chips


Mix all ingredients together until the herbs are evenly distributed and place in a lidded glass container. Store in a cabinet away from heat, moisture, and light. To make a cup of Mom’s Bliss Tea, pour 1 cup of just boiling water over 1 tablespoon of the herb mixture. Allow to steep for 5 to 10 minutes, strain, and enjoy.



Mom’s “Me Time” Bath Salts

Who wouldn’t love to finish the day with a warm herbal bath? This luxury is the only opportunity most moms have for alone time. Even if she soaks for just a few minutes, these bath salts will leave her feeling relaxed and rejuvenated – both body and spirit.


- 1 cup Salt (Epsom, Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt, or a mixture)
- 1/4 cup Baking Soda
- 10 drops organic Lavender essential oil
- 5 drops organic Geranium essential oil
- 5 drops organic Sweet Orange essential oil
- ½ cup organic Calendula, Rose, or Lavender flowers


Mix salt and baking soda together in a large bowl. Add essential oils and flowers, then blend well. Package in a lidded jar along with a cotton muslin bag. To use, simply add ¼ cup to a ½ cup bath salts to the muslin bag, drape over the faucet, and allow hot water to run through the bag as the tub fills. Toss the bag in the tub once filled with water and soak your stress away.



Mom’s Adapto-BonBons

This recipe is based on Rosemary Gladstar’s famous Magic Zoom Balls and has been modified to offer adaptogen magic, rather than zooooom magic. Although, these surely provide a burst of energy too, the eleuthero, ashwaganda, and rhodiola help improve Mom’s ability to cope with stressful situations by reducing stress-related anxiety and fatigue caused by overwork. She can enjoy one or two of these delicious bon-bons a day between meals.


•3 cups organic Tahini (drain excess oil from the top)
•1 cup organic Cashew or Almond butter
•2 cups local Honey (more or less to taste)
•2 oz organic Rose powder
•2 oz organic Eleuthero powder
•1 oz organic Ashwaganda powder
•1 oz organic Rhodiola powder
•1 tbsp organic Cardamom powder
•1/2 oz organic Cinnamon powder
•1 oz Bee Pollen
•1 package organic Carob or bitter Chocolate Chips
•8 oz unsweetened organic Shredded Coconut Flakes – toasted
•1 cup finely chopped organic Almonds
•unsweetened organic Cocoa powder
•2 lb organic Bittersweet Dipping Chocolate


1. Mix tahini, nut butter, and honey until smooth. Combine the herbal powders and bee pollen and add to nut butter mix.
2. Add chips, toasted coconut, and almonds to the mixture and mix well using your hands.
3. Mix in enough cocoa powder to bring the dough to the desired thickness.
4. Roll the dough into small balls about a tablespoon in size. If you want to coat the balls with chocolate, chill them in the refrigerator for easier dipping. You can also spread the mixture onto a baking sheet, allow to cool, and cut into squares.
5. Melt the dipping chocolate gently in a double boiler. Drop the balls 1 at a time into the melted chocolate, remove, and place on waxed paper to cool.
6. Store the bon-bons in baking tins in a cool place. They will last for weeks if properly stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.



Mom’s Last Nerve Tonic Tincture

This nervine tonic tincture formula will help Mom keep her cool during stressful situations. Oat tops in this recipe provide mild nourishment to strengthen the nerves. Both oats and skullcap – which tends to have a more immediate, yet gentle calming effect – are indicated for nervousness, exhaustion, some types of headaches, and restless sleep. Skullcap is also anti-spasmodic and helps relax tense muscles. Holy basil is an important adaptogenic herb in India that allows the mind to adapt and react to incoming stress with calm, perhaps thanks to its antioxidant content including flavonoids, phenolics, and carotenoids.


½ organic Milky Oat Tops tincture
¼ organic Skullcap tincture
¼ organic Holy Basil tincture


You can make your own individual herb tinctures and mix them according to the ratio above, or blend our pre-made tinctures in a glass dropper bottle. Take 3 droppers up to three times a day to help prepare your nervous system for unexpected stressors as you balance family, friends, work, love, hobbies, finances, and more each day.


Happy Mothers Day!


7 Responses to “5 Calming Gifts for Mom”

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  2. avatar seasons says:

    Love it!

  3. avatar lumaflux says:

    These are awesome!!! I’m not sure which one to do first!

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  6. avatar HKW says:

    Re: last nerve tincture

    Says to take 3 droppers x 3/day…
    Ingest how so…in water or other drink? … or topically? Please be more specific…

    • avatar Kori says:

      Hi HKW~Thanks for sharing your feedback and questions. I’m so sorry this wasn’t specific enough for you! Generally “ingest” means to take something internally and when it comes to tinctures, many folks prefer to just take them by mouth–filling the dropper with tincture by pinching the bulb top and then releasing as this allows the dropper to fill with liquid. Then you can pinch it again to let the liquid fall into your mouth (you will want to take the filled dropper out of the tincture bottle and place over your mouth.) You can also put the tincture into tea, juice, water, a smoothie or another beverage if you would rather not take them directly. I do hope this clears things up for you! Cheers ~Kori

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