It’s the time of year that we celebrate the most important woman in our lives: Mom. It can be difficult to come up with gift ideas, especially if you're living in different locations. If you’re scrambling for ideas, don’t panic (yet). Eminence Organics has you covered with unique Mother’s Day ideas for when you catch up in person, plus alternative plans for when you’re living far apart!
Skip never-ending Mother’s Day brunch lineups and treat Mom to some at-home pampering. Gift Mom her favorite natural, organic and Biodynamic® skin care and join her in an indulgent day spent double-masking, detoxing and de-stressing, either together at home or over a zoom session. You can also up the ante by visiting our YouTube channel to try your hand at different skin care routines and mixologies!
To spoil your mom, we’ve gathered some of the most luxurious and decadent gift options to enjoy together for an at-home skin care routine.
Step 1: Cleanse
To cleanse, Eminence Organics Senior Product Development Manager Colette Lieberman recommends the Mangosteen Gel Cleanser. Mangosteen is a superfruit that protects the skin from drying environmental stressors while promoting natural radiance.
Step 2: Tone & Apply Essence
Toner is an essential step that helps the skin better absorb and retain the benefits of subsequent skin care products. After toning, follow up with the Birch Water Purifying Essence, which is super lightweight and helps replenish the skin’s moisture levels. Birch water works to purify the skin while botanical collagen increases the appearance of elasticity and improves barrier function.
Step 3: Exfoliate
Next it’s time to exfoliate with the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant to achieve a bright and radiant-looking complexion. It contains rice flour which absorbs oil while lactic and salicylic acids remove dead skin cells. The strawberries and rhubarb don’t just smell amazing — they also infuse the skin with antioxidants to fight the look of wrinkles.
Step 4: Facial Masking
Now for what’s possibly the most relaxing part of an at-home spa treatment — masking with the vegan-friendly Strawberry Rhubarb Masque. Strawberries gently exfoliate while rhubarb and hydrating hyaluronic acid give the skin a plumped appearance, for a refreshed look.
Step 5: Serum
You and Mom will love the luxurious Marine Flower Peptide Serum. A few drops and your face will feel super hydrated! Ideal for all skin types, especially aging skin, the Smart Collagen+ Complex rejuvenates the look of the complexion while unique algae extracts increase the appearance of firmness and provide long-lasting hydration to the skin.
Step 6: Moisturize
The Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream is a potent moisturizer that improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Arctic plants and berries provide a natural blend of four antioxidant-rich plants (cloudberry, arctic roseroot, arctic meadowsweet and juniper) that effectively improves the visible signs of aging.
Step 7: Eye Skin Care
Colette recommends the Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream, which is uniquely formulated for the delicate eye area. This ultra-rich eye cream is a great skin care product for pampering due to its smooth texture and day or night use. It contains naturally derived plant peptides and algae extracts to provide long-lasting hydration and improves the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles.
Step 8: Lip Care
Erase the appearance of dryness and treat your lips to an effective three-step lip trio treatment. Gentle fruit enzymes refine the lip area, followed by an extra creamy mask that deeply hydrates. Finish with a delicious, minty non-petroleum based balm that plumps the lips.
The Citrus Enzyme Lip Exfoliator contains lemon and orange peel for mild exfoliating properties, while the Lip Comfort Plumping Masque hydrates deeply with rich shea butter and avocado oil. Finish your lip routine with the Citrus Lip Balm, a petroleum-free citrus treatment with shea butter and sunflower seed oil to give your lips maximum hydration and glow.
Step 9: Body Oil
Now onto the rest of your body! Hydrate the skin with our Apricot Body Oil, blended with an assortment of essential oils, such as grape seed and jojoba, that leaves skin feeling soft and supple. It also contains Biocomplex2™, a super antioxidant booster that restores the appearance of radiance to the skin.
One Eminence customer, Clancey P., left this website review about the Apricot Body Oil: “My mother-in-law brought a bottle of this home from a salon she visited. I use it ALL the time, it's so hydrating and the smell is absolutely amazing.”
Your mom probably thinks spending quality time with you is the greatest gift of all. But maybe an at-home pampering session isn’t really her style. Why not spend some quality face-to-face time with her and organize a Mother’s Day outdoors? If a bike ride or hike is more her speed, lace up those walking shoes and spend a day exploring with her. You could head to the lake for a swim, explore new trails and hikes that you’ve never taken before, or take a leisurely stroll or enjoy a sun-dappled picnic to spend quality outdoor time together.
If you decide on a picnic, you could turn it into a games afternoon with an interactive game like charades or trivia. No matter where your Mother’s Day activities take you, remember to shield your skin and protect your complexion with your favorite Eminence Organics sun care products. When you're outdoors, the Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm SPF 15 will protect your lips from harmful UV rays as it uses natural zinc oxide, rosehip oil and organic extra virgin olive oil for hydration.
If you’re able to catch up in person, why not give Mom a day to remember with the ultimate gift: a trip to her favorite Eminence Organics spa? A luxurious facial or a blissful massage are the perfect pamper gifts. Whether she’s a first-timer or regular spa-goer, help her prepare and rest easy with these spa etiquette tips. Visit our Spa Locator to find an Eminence spa near you.
This gesture requires you to go the extra mile (especially if you live in different households) with booking and planning a special day that you can enjoy together. In this digital era, good face to face conversation is less and less common, so a heart-to-heart over a hot drink is a much-appreciated interaction. So, put away your phone and warm heartedly re-connect. We guarantee whichever way you choose to spend your day, your mom will appreciate your undivided attention.
What do you have planned for your Mom? Share your Mother’s Day ideas with us in the comments below and join the conversation on social media.
This article was originally written in May 2017.