By Rebecca Hitchon
Before writing this, I spoke to my mum about what she thinks makes a good Mother’s Day self-care gift. Pamper sets and prettily packaged things were important – “so your mum feels like you’ve put extra effort in.” So were products for slightly more mature face, body and hair. With this in mind, I started putting together a list of gifts that would not only make any mum feel beautiful but also very loved. Plus in true KeiSei style, all of the products harness the power of the earth in a sustainable way.
Therefore, you know you are giving your mum a natural self-care gift that will make a positive difference to her and the planet.
Don’t forget the essentials
Kicking off our clean self-care gift guide is Amly’s Essential Collection Kit, full of natural skincare musts for on the go. Every part of your mum’s beauty routine is covered too, with the hydrating Radiance Boost Mist for the day and the regenerative Deep Reveal Cleansing Balm/Mask, Sleep Tight Balm and organic muslin cloth for the night. Look no further than this set for active botanical formulas that have intense illuminating and moisturising effects and soften fine lines and wrinkles, whatever your mum’s skin type. Finally, topping off Amly’s gorgeous Mother’s Day self-care gift set is the washbag that the products come inside, made from recycled paper and bottle fibres and lined with organic cotton.
Go with that gut feeling
Gut health has become a massive thing within the beauty industry in recent years. And if there’s anyone that’s going to want to benefit from this then it’s mums. I’m sure we’ve all heard from our mums about how a healthy gut means a healthier overall body and better wellbeing. But it’s also super beneficial for our skin. The Beauty Chef’s Radiant and Replenished Kit includes a wholesome daily beauty powder for glowing, healthy skin and an elixir that promotes hydrated, balanced skin. This is the ultimate clean self-care gift, suitable for vegans with no nasty artificial additives and only bio-fermented, organic ingredients.
Leave mum made-up
If your mum is anything like mine then makeup is all about enhancing what you’ve got. For this reason, Ere Perez’s clean cosmetics and skincare blends can’t be missed as Mother’s Day gifts. Here at KeiSei we love the almond oil mascara that lasts throughout the day, while strengthening, lengthening and never irritating lashes. We also love the 100% natural jojoba oil eye pencil, available in black and brown. Again, it’s non-irritating and its lightweight texture makes it easy to apply precise liner lines, ready to be left or smudged.
Melt her heart
With the sweet and zesty aroma of mandarin, neroli/bitter orange oil and Himalayan lavender oil, Savon Stories’ body lotion melt is a refreshing natural self-care gift for bathtime. When massaged onto the skin, the solid lotion melts in order to give a boost of hydration. It also gives the skin a dose of vitamins and antioxidants, which have protective and repairing properties. It is organic, vegan and made solely from the three essential aromatic oils and eight raw butters. Without being diluted by water, results from the melt’s ingredients are delivered effectively and quickly.
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Let us relieve the pressure of gift giving
For the mum who deserves a pamper and skin confidence boost, a smoothing facial tool makes a great self-care gift. Our picks are Odacite’s Acupressure Tool, which uses a technique originating from Chinese medicine to dissolve facial muscle tension, and NuFACE’s Mini Facial Toning Device. Like the acupressure tool, it smooths lines, firms the skin and achieves a more youthful and additionally relaxed appearance. It’s the Covid-friendly (and inexpensive) way to gift your mum a facial lift, improving facial contour and skin tone within just five minutes.
Make mum bloom with happiness
We couldn’t do a natural gift guide without mentioning one of the kindest and personal gifts to give, perfume. What is different about Josh Rosebrook’s Enfleuria Fragrance is that it comes with a rollerball head. This allows for a more controlled application of the fragrance’s blend of organic and wildcrafted oils and extracts. It makes a unique present for your mum with its base handmade through enfleurage, an 18th-century French process. This technique extracts the aromatic oils from flowers. Alongside the authentic enfleurage base, there are delicate notes of sweet jasmine, bergamot and citrus blossom, before final notes of amber.
Help master her beauty routine
The appeal of buying every new product under the sun, forever changing and complicating our beauty routines, has faded. Minimalism has become important in life, and mums feel no differently to the rest of us about this. That’s where John Masters 100% Organic Argan Oil comes in. It’s an ideal natural self-care gift for your mum to pop in her handbag as a must-have for hair and skin. Its multipurpose not only makes life easier, but it also discourages wastefulness and is less irritating for the body. Argan oil is rich in antioxidants that neutralise potentially damaging free radicals and also soften the hair and skin. It further contains omega 6 which prevents hair breakage.
Nail gift buying
There may be restrictions on what everyone can do at the moment, but who is saying that getting glam is disallowed? Thankfully no one, which is why the essentials for an at home manicure make a meaningful Mother’s Day self-care gift. There are plenty of clean options too, such as Kure Bazaar’s range. Their glossy nail colours are fast drying and made with naturally derived ingredients, so the condition of nails is maintained. The brand also produces cuticle oil, which promotes moisturised and strong nails and cuticles with 10 organic oils.
Make mum feel bee-utiful
Finishing off our selection of clean self-care gifts is Therapi’s Honey Lip Nectar, a prettily packaged lip balm that mum will love. Organic ingredients like shea and cocoa butter, jojoba oil, Cotswold honey and beeswax give the balm its silky texture. Between them, these ingredients have intense hydrating, healing and softening properties, making this balm a nourishing, natural Mother’s Day gift.
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