Mother’s day is coming up, and it’s time for some last minute gift ideas! Here are a few of my favs that you can order online with ease 🙂
1) All Natural Skincare Products ($20 & up)
Has the hippy in you been trying to get the chemicals out of your mom’s favorite makeup or skincare products? If so, this might be a perfect gateway gift! A recent study revealed that the average woman applies over 500 chemicals a day to her body via her beauty routine!
So what can you do about this? If you want to buy a product, you need to get educated on less toxic skincare. I use EWG’s Skindeep database as my #1 tool and authority for researching product safety. They rate skincare and beauty products on a 0-10 scale (10 is the most toxic to your health) so you can make informed decisions before making a purchase.
You can find one of my favorite less toxic makeup brands here. Each and every product made by this company is rated between 0-2 on the EWG’s Skindeep database, which takes away all the hassle and worry about what you are putting on your skin. Here are a few of my favorite products that your mom might love too!
- Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 (EWG rating 2)
- Color Sweep Blush Duo (EWG rating 2)
- Lip Sheers (EWG rating 1)
- Touchup Skin Concealer Pen (EWG rating 2)
Stitch Fix is a California based company that is making it possible for every woman to have her own personal stylist by mail at a very reasonable price! Each month Stitch Fix sends you five items that match your “style profile” and any personal requests you might have. Keep what you want, mail back what you don’t. It’s THAT easy and the perfect way to get some more stylish items into your wardrobe. I personally love this service because I HATE shopping at the mall, and I love the idea of someone else keeping an eye out for things I might LOVE! Learn more about how it works or sign up here to get it going for your mom!
I’m a tee shirt and tank top lover, and I swear by this brand. They look and fit wonderfully on women, and are so very reasonable starting at just $20/top! I always stock up on several a few times a year, as they are a casual staple in my wardrobe. And they are such a basic staple, you know they will get worn daily by mothers everywhere!
These are so natural looking and fun! According to the manufacturer, “The Himalayan Natural Crystal Salt Lamp also works as an air purifier. When lit, the lamp emits negative ions that fight against positively charged particles that cause you to feel stuffy and sluggish. The lit salt crystal clears the air naturally of allergens like smoke, pet dander, pollens, and other air pollutants. It dilutes odors so that you can breathe easier. People with asthma often find it helpful in reducing their symptoms. You can keep the lamp lit for as long as you like to maintain this purifying effect.”
You can find them here.
I bet many of your friends and family cook with non-stick pans, particularly Teflon.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), there are serious dangers to non-stick cookware, particularly Teflon, “When you breathe kitchen air polluted with fumes from overheated Teflon, you’re at risk for developing flu-like symptoms (yes, “Teflon flu”). The long-term effects of routine exposure to Teflon fumes, and from Teflon flu itself, have not been adequately studied.” (source)
The dangers of Teflon and its perfluorinated chemical “family” (PFC’s) doesn’t stop there. EWG also notes, “PFCs have been found in nearly all Americans tested by federal public health officials. Chemicals from this family are associated with smaller birth weight and size in newborn babies, elevated cholesterol, abnormal thyroid hormone levels, liver inflammation and weakened immune defense against disease.” (source)
Here’s a freaky info-graphic to show just what happens at the different stages of heating non-stick cookware!
This is SUCH a wonderful gift for the health oriented mother. It encourages one to ditch toxic household products and beauty supplies and start the all natural transition. You can also use them for perfume, all natural air fresheners, and MORE. The mom in your life will LOVE this and it will benefit the whole family! Learn more about the oils and how to get a starter kit here.
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