10 Essential Oils & Gift Ideas for Mom

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! This year, the day falls on Sunday, May 13, and it’s time to begin looking for the perfect gift for Mom.

Many moms just need a chance to relax, and certain gifts can provide this. You can always buy essential oils, but we know you want to get your mom something extra special to show her how important she is to you.

We’ve included some ideas below for moms of all types so that you can take your gift to the next level this Mother’s Day. This year, get her something she will truly benefit from and enjoy.

10 Gift Ideas for Mom This Mother’s Day

1. Essential Oil Starter Kit

If your mom has been talking about trying aromatherapy or wanting to buy essential oils, we have the perfect starter kit for her.

The GuruNanda Tower Diffuser Set is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, as it includes everything you need to receive the benefits of aromatherapy right away. The set comes with six of our farm-to-you, therapeutic-grade essential oils, as well as two roll-on essential oil blends, fractionated coconut oil, our “Wall Street Yoga” book, an essential oil storage bag and a carry-on bag. The set also includes our White Tower Essential Oil Diffuser with color-changing mood lights, overheating protection and a seven-hour run time on intermittent mode.

This set is a great introduction to essential oils and a great Mother’s Day gift.

2. Homemade Potpourri

For the DIY mom who loves adding new decor and a fresh new aroma to her home, try homemade potpourri this Mother’s Day. You can get all of the ingredients for her to make or suggest that the two of you make it together. Or, you can make it and put in a nice container to give it to her.

We have a great recipe for a stovetop potpourri using our cinnamon leaf essential oil. Combine seven to 10 drops of cinnamon leaf essential oil, one orange slice, one lemon slice, four bay leaves, two tablespoons whole cloves, and one-half cup cranberries in four cups of boiling water over the stove to create a warming and comforting scent that you can place throughout your home. Cinnamon leaf is known to uplift your mood, eliminate drowsiness, and help provide instant relief from stress.

You can also try this recipe from Woman’s Day for a more traditional potpourri recipe without using the stove:


3 tbsp dried apple slices

1/2 cup pink and red carnation petals

1/4 cup dried sweet woodruff leaves

2 tbsp crumbled cinnamon or one 3″ cinnamon stick

1 whole nutmeg, grated (1 1/2 tsps)

1 tbsp whole cloves

1 tbsp julienne orange peel

3 drops of cinnamon oil


Mix. Store in a tightly covered glass jar. To use, pour potpourri into a pretty dish or bowl to add an uplifting aroma to your home.

If the potpourri is a hit, try mixing and matching different essential oils and other natural scents that will work for any occasion.

3. Relaxing Massage Kit

For the mom who is overworked and overstressed, Mother’s Day can be the perfect time to give her a relaxing gift. A natural, at-home massage kit can be the perfect thing for the working moms and the stay-at-home moms alike.

Put together a kit that includes a carrier oil, three relaxing essential oils and a fluffy bathrobe for a relaxing in-house spa day for Mother’s Day. For the massage oils, we recommend lavender essential oil, frankincense essential oil (for relaxation) and Bulgarian rose essential oil (for its amazing aroma and rarity).

4. Relaxing Bath Kit

If your mom loves to take relaxing baths, you can pull some items together for the perfect gift.

The simplest way to do this is to use the starter kit above, with essential oils and a diffuser for aromatherapy while bathing. The oils can be diffused during the bath for a relaxing combination. Combine this with a playlist of relaxing songs or meditations, as well as a bottle of wine or a favorite tea.

You can take this one step further by giving mom essential oils to add to the bath water after mixing with a carrier oil. The warmth of the bath water will create a soothing aroma to fill the room and act as a diffuser for full relaxation. Essential oils can also be added to a favorite soap or shampoo.

For another idea, consider making homemade bath salts to give as a gift. Essential oils can be added to existing bath salts, or you can use this recipe:


1 1/2 cups Epsom salt

1 cup baking soda

1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil

3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil or essential oil blend


Combine all of the above ingredients. When it’s time for the bath, scoop out a half cup, add to warm water and soak for at least 15 minutes or until relaxed.

Put your creation in a pretty container with a card for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

5. Essential Oil Hair Pomades

If you’re looking for a natural gift for a beauty-product lover, consider making a natural essential oil hair pomade. See two DIY hair pomade recipes here. You can pick one of these or make both, depending on your mother’s preferences. Then, just personalize a pretty container to keep it in! She’ll get a natural, luxurious hair product, and we think she’ll be impressed that you took the time to make it.

6. Mobile USB Car Diffuser

If your mom is already into essential oils but wants to be able to take them with her, the GuruNanda USB Car Diffuser is the best ultrasonic mobile essential oil diffuser for the car.

Our high-quality 55 ml essential oil diffuser uses a USB port as a source of power for the mist and lasts up to eight hours. This unique diffuser uses ultrasonic technology to diffuse distilled water and essential oils without generating heat, so that the properties and qualities of the essential oil are neither damaged nor compromised. With a modern and innovative design, the GuruNanda USB Car Diffuser can easily fit in the cup holder of any car. It’s perfect for the mom on the go!

7. Pulling Oil

If your mom is a health buff, we recommend an oil pulling oil set to provide her with an added layer of health benefits that she may or may not be familiar with.

Based on traditional Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a natural way to clean and detoxify hard-to-reach spaces in your mouth. GuruNanda Pulling Oil blends a precise ratio of pure sesame oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil and peppermint oil. Our pulling oils are 100% organic, alcohol-free, and contain no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.

Pulling Oil has long been used to help promote weight loss, better breath, healthier teeth and gums, more lustrous hair, and radiant skin.

8. Homemade perfume

If you have a tradition of making your own gifts or want to try something new using your mom’s favorite smells, we suggest that you make a homemade perfume as a gift this Mother’s Day.

This can be done pretty easily and is fully customizable to the preferences of the recipient. Check out our recent article on making your own perfume using essential oils.  

9. A Decorative Essential Oil Diffuser

At GuruNanda, we have a wide variety of ultrasonic essential oil diffusers to fit many size, color and design preferences. If the mom in your life needs a new diffuser, we have plenty of styles to choose from. You can even find one that fits her home decor perfectly.

10. Essential Oil Mini Home Facial

We just love this mini home facial collection that we put together for any occasion, and it’s even more perfect for the mom in your life who loves essential oils and loves to pamper herself but may not have the time to go out for a spa day.

This four-step facial includes recipes for a facial scrub, facial toner, facial rub and eye cream. You can make each yourself and put in nice containers, or provide her with the oils and ingredients to put everything together when she’s ready.

Essential Oil Quality Matters

These are just 10 gift ideas perfect for Mother’s Day. Just remember, if you’re considering giving essential oils as a gift, it’s important that they are high-quality, especially if they will be used on the skin.

At GuruNanda, we only use 100% Pure & Natural Therapeutic Grade oils that we guarantee come from the farm directly to you with nothing added and nothing removed. Our essential oils are Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) tested for authenticity and come with extraordinary therapeutic properties. No synthetics or additives, and are always non-GMO!

We also offer you a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our essential oils. So, shop our oils in this guide and get ready for a great Mother’s Day this year! If you have another great gift idea that we missed, please include it in the comments below. We’d love to hear it.

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