Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and Giveaways!

Mother’s Day becomes twice the holiday after you have kids.  We still get to honor our own moms with a thoughtful gift they can actually use, and receive some macaroni art or undercooked pancakes from our own kids.  Whether you’re looking for something your mom will appreciate, or (like us) treat ourselves to something special in celebration of being a mom, here are some great ideas!

Oh, and don’t forget to enter the giveaways!

Mad Hippie Oil

mad-hippie-oilAntioxidants aren’t just good for your diet, they’re good for your skin, too!  That’s why we love the Mad Hippie Oil from Mad Hippie Skin Care.  Despite being an oil, this moisturizing blend doesn’t leave your face looking greasy. It has a light, pleasant scent and a little goes a long way.  The dropper makes it easy to extract just the right amount for your face and neck.

The list of antioxidants in the Mad Hippie Oil goes on and on: Argan Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, and Extracts of Cranberry Fruit, Pomegranate , Blueberry, Strawberry Fruit, Kiwi, Watermelon Fruit, Grape Seed, Raspberry Seed, Camu Camu Fruit, Acai Fruit, Goji, Sea Buckthorn Berry, Hemp Seed, and Broccoli.


Essentia Pillow

comfort-essentia-pillowThere’s nothing that a mom appreciates more than a good night’s sleep!  Even if the kids won’t let mom sleep in, she can rest comfortably on the Essentia Comfort Pillow. It’s the only natural memory foam pillow on the market, and is made from Hevea Milk, which is the milky white “sap” of the Rubber tree.  The cloth covering is made from organic cotton, and is machine washable.

What we love best about the Essentia Pillows is that they don’t smell like plastic.  We’ve purchased memory foam pillows before, and had to air them out for weeks before they no longer smelled strong enough to keep us up at night.  If they smelled so strongly, what horrible chemicals do they contain?  That’s why we are resting easier with our heads on a natural memory foam pillow.  And the mom in your life could too!

Truly’s Natural Soap

trulys-soapIf your mom has sensitive skin, or washes her hands frequently, she’ll appreciate a bar of Truly’s Soap!  All of their soaps are Organic, and are based with a blend of Palm, Coconut and Olive Oils.

Our favorite is the Everyday Soother, which contains Tea Tree Oil and Calendula Oil. So not only is in anti-bacterial, it’s also anti-inflammatory.

Another great pick that is great for faces as wells as hands (and the rest of you) is the Oats & Honey Bar.  The oats and bran make it a lightly exfoliating bar.

We love that Truly’s Natural Products is a small, home based business run by a family in the US.  Based on the quality of the products, we never would have guessed!

Good Earth Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner

good-earth-beautygood-earth-beauty-conditionerIf you can’t treat the mom in your life to a day at the Spa, at least pamper her with Japanese Cherry Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner from Good Earth Beauty.

Good Earth Beauty collaborated with m.o.d. Perfumery to create an intoxicating blend of lily, jasmine, freesia with a hint of amber sandalwood and a base note of vanilla musk.  It smells like springtime to us!

The products are vegan and free of parabens, pesticides, petroleum, propylene glycol, phthalates, sulfates and artificial colors.  Plus, they are made in the USA!

Numi Organic Pu-erh Tea

numi-teaWhen Mom needs a pick-me-up, Numi Organic Pu-erh Tea is a perfect choice since it has more caffeine than most teas.  We like the Cardamom flavor best, but it also comes in Ginger, Chocolate, Basil Mint and the Emperor’s Blend.  The real tea enthusiast will enjoy an Aged Pu-erh Tea Brick.

The Cardamom Numi Organic Pu-erh is an earthy tea that’s aromatic and spicy, but smooth at the same time.  The slightly sweet undertones makes it a perfect tea to enjoy without sweetener or milk.

Pu-erh Tea is an ancient healing tea that supposedly improves digestion and metabolism.  The tea leaves are fermented in a unique 60-day process that results in a tea that has more antioxidants than most green teas. Numi uses leaves harvested from the ancient Chinese tea forests on Jing Mai Mountain.


We are excited to be hosting another giveaway!  Our sponsors are both family owned businesses that were inspired to create chemical-free products that would be safe for their own families.  We’ll leave whether or not you keep the winnings yourself or give them to your mom up to you.  We won’t tell!

Enter up to NINE ways to win three sets of prizes.  The giveaway will run until Midnight on Monday, April 25, 2016 and is open to US Residents.

Truly’s Natural


trulys-lib-balmOne lucky reader will receive a 3-pack of bar soaps AND a 3-pack of lip balms from Truly’s Natural. These products are all organic and contain very few ingredients.

The bar soaps are made with a base of 100% Organic Saponified Palm, Coconut, and Olive oils.  The difference in the soaps is in the essential oils and the addition of oatmeal, honey and bran, depending on the bar.

The organic lip balms are made with Sunflower Oil, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Rosemary Extract and Calendula. The individual flavors contain different organic extracts, such as vanilla, watermelon,  and lemon.

Good Earth Beauty

good-earth-beauty-travel-setgood-earth-beauty-lib-balmAnother reader will receive a travel set of shampoo and conditioner AND a lavender vanilla lip balm from Good Earth Beauty.

The shampoo and conditioner comes in 2 oz. travel bottles.  See review above for product details.

The lip balm comes in a convenient tin and contains organic sunflower oil, organic shea butter, beeswax, organic cocoa butter, natural flavor oils.

Numi Organic Pu-erh Tea Sampler

numi-teaIf you’re a tea lover, cross your fingers and enter our giveaway for FOUR boxes of  Numi Organic Pu-erh Tea The winner will receive a box of  Cardamom, Ginger, Chocolate, and the Emperor’s Blend.


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  1. Sign me up, I mean sign my wife up, for some lavender vanilla lip balm!

  2. I love Organic Bar Soap: Lavender Comfrey, it is soothing and moisturizing for dry skin!!!

  3. I could really use the Truly’s Everyday Soother Soap!

  4. My Mom would love the Numi Teas. She’s a consummate tea drinker!

  5. Amanda Brewer says

    Everyday soother would be best for me for the anti-inflammatory properties

  6. Amanda Brewer says

    My mom is a huge tea drinker, so that would be my number one pick for her, followed by the soaps.

  7. I would love the Rash Relif soap for my kids sensitive skin. I would like to try the mint for myself – the cooling sensation sounds great.

  8. The tea sampler would be great for my mom. I’d love the Truly’s Natural set for myself 🙂

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