Our moms are the pillars of our homes, and this month is the time to celebrate and honour everything they do! Our moms usually do so much for everyone – prepare meals, keep our homes tidy and cozy, juggle work with everything else, all while making sure our needs are met and we are supported.
Taking care of the house and the family is no easy feat, so grab any chance you get to give supermom a break, and to show how truly appreciated they are. What better way to do this than by giving mom a special spa day. Giving mom a relaxing, stress-free at-home treat the whole day can be really easy. Let us show you how!
Setting the Scene
Find a quiet spot in your home to start mom’s spa day special. Mom’s bedroom is a great place to set the mood. Light a scented candle or get an oil diffuser with some choice essential oils for mom to wake up to. NOW Foods Peppermint Organic Essential Oil is a great pick for an early morning relaxing atmosphere. Peppermint has long been used in natural medicine, and studies show that it contributes to alertness and better memory.  Mom will feel absolutely alert and ready to face the day!
Sit Back and Relax
Just like in a real spa, it’s time to give mom a massage! A massage is a great way to start the day with relaxation and tranquility. With all the work moms do on a regular basis between their job and the task of home upkeep, their stress can often manifest in tense muscles that won’t go away. Tense shoulders can form “knots”  that make it difficult to do day-to-day activities and can even affect sleep, as it makes it a struggle to find a comfortable sleeping position.
Try this simple massage to alleviate muscle tension: Have mom sit upright on a chair, shoulders exposed. Then put your hands in a loose C-shape before resting them on her shoulders, adding pressure with your thumbs and pressing upwards and around the shoulder muscles to loosen them up. NOW Foods Lavender Almond Massage Oil is perfect to undo the knots in mom’s muscles! Its soothing Lavender and Almond Oil formula creates a luxurious combination that’s rich in vitamins A, D, and E. Lavender alone is a versatile scent used in aromatherapy, as it also promotes relaxation and is believed to treat anxiety, depression,  and insomnia  among many other health concerns.
Foot Spa at Home!
No spa day is complete without the rejuvenating effects of a soothing foot soak. Studies have shown that treating our feet to foot spas—even simple ones at home—already helps improve blood circulation and lower blood pressure!  Two healthy benefits that’s just what mom needs to face the day with reinvigorated strength and gusto!
Before Mother’s Day ends, give mom a relaxing foot spa treatment with the essential oil blends we’ve listed to soothe nerves and relieve aches!
Try this essential oil blend to stimulate blood circulation, ease tension, and boost the mood. 
1/2 cup ground or freshly grated ginger
5–20 drops essential oil of choice (such as NOW Foods Lemon, NOW Foods Lemongrass, or NOW Foods Clary Sage essential oils)
6 tsp NOW Foods Organic Jojoba Oil
To prepare the blend, start by adding the ½ cup ground or freshly grated ginger into a bowl of boiling water. Then slowly add this mixture into a tub of water. The water level should be high enough to soak the foot completely. Then, simply combine the 5-20 drops of essential oil of your choice with 6 teaspoons of NOW Foods Organic Jojoba Oil!
If your goal is to relieve mom’s achy feet, try this Epsom salt soak to treat tender, uncomfortable feet. The addition of Epsom salt in this blend does wonders for the feet, including promoting relaxation, relieving tension, pain, and inflammation  all in one go!
Here’s how to make it.
1/2 cup Epsom salt
5–20 drops essential oil of choice (such as NOW Foods Peppermint, NOW Foods Lavender, or NOW Foods Rosemary essential oils)
6 tsp NOW Foods Sweet Almond Oil
Start by dissolving the Epsom salt in a tub of hot water. As mentioned before, make sure that the water level is high enough to soak the feet. Once the Epsom salt is dissolved, blend in the 5-20 drops of essential oil of your choice with 6 teaspoons of NOW Foods Sweet Almond Oil.
Even though we don’t admit it, we are sometimes guilty of not appreciating what our moms do for us on a daily basis. They are typically up before everyone else, preparing a scrumptious breakfast. Late to bed after tidying up our messes in the living room, and sometimes too tired after work to even get started on any of those chores in the first place. Mother’s Day is the one day a year when we can go all out to show our mom some love!
So, don’t forget that all these tips to give mom a spa day at home work best only when we take the time to tell our moms how much we appreciate them every chance we get!