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Monday, 27 April 2015

Make a Mother's Day Indulgence Pack

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Homemade Salt Body Scrub



Brought to you by Nuffnang and The Reject Shop


*** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
Congratulations to Jacqui Yuan

If there is one kind of gift I particularly love, it is something handmade.

Just the idea that someone has gone to the trouble to create something especially for me - the time, the effort and the thought that has gone into the gift, I love it all.

Nothing says Mother’s Day like “indulge yourself”, so I thought I would haul my local The Reject Shop for some bits and bobs to put together a little indulgence kit, for a special mum this Mother’s Day.

Homemade Salt & Coconut Body Scrub
As soon as I spied the rows and rows of glass apothecary jars, the inspiration hit me – a Salt scrub!
What is more indulgent than a long hot soak in the bath?

At $3.00 each, I threw 2 of those glass babies into my basket along with a $2.50 twin pack of bath washers, a cute $6.00 wooden box to store it all in, some tissue paper, ribbon and gift tags and a couple of boxes of scorched almonds for this special mum to munch on when she is relaxing in the bath.

A quick stop on the way home to grab a few other supplies from the local grocery store and we were good to go.


Lemon and Rosemary body scrub

The Salt scrub is so quick and easy to make and the fragrance combinations you can come up with are limitless. Just make sure you use essential oils that are safe on the skin. I brought mine from a health food store, and the sales lady was able to advise me.

The combination I chose was Rosemary, lemon and coconut. The coconut fragrance came naturally from the coconut oil I used, and I added dried Rosemary and lemon essential oils.

Lemon oil is detoxifying in nature and is also very calming so it is perfect to use for reducing fatigue, stress, anxiety and nervousness – all things that kind of come part and parcel with being a mum right?

Rosemary among many other things, is rich in anti aging properties, boosts the memory and the immune system, improved circulation in the body and is also beneficial in reducing stress and improving the mood.

The perfect combo huh!

Homemade Salt Scrub


Ingredients to make one enough to fill a 750ml jar

2 ½ cups of course sea salt
1 cup coconut oil
¼ cup of rosemary
8 drops of lemon citrus essential oil.

Method: Mix all your ingredients together to combine and keep in an air tight container.

Scorched Almonds
The Reject Shop had a whole aisle of yummy goodies, so how could I not fill the spare jar with some kind of special treat?

The Scorched Almonds were perfect because... I mean they just are - because they're chocolate AND nuts for crying out loud.

Pure perfect indulgence!

Homemade Mothers Day Gift Ideas
I packed all the goodies together into the wooden box, and handwrote a little message on one of the gift tags and wa-lah - a handmade gift for Mother’s Day that practically insists the lucky recipient takes a little time to spoil herself.

The Reject Shop has over 330 stores in Australia and offers a HUGE variety of goodies including homewares, cosmetics, kitchenware, personal care products, hardware, snack foods and confectionery, cards and wrap, cleaning products and even basic furniture – all at bargain prices.

You can discover something new every time you visit one of their stores (find your closest store), or you can stay up to date on what’s new by signing up to become a SavvyShopper here.

Win a voucher


To help you give mum something super special this Mother’s Day at a super savvy price, the gang at The Reject Shop has given me a $100 voucher to give away.

All you need to do to enter to win this voucher is leave me a comment telling me;

What Mother’s Day treat you would like to buy yourself or your mum with the $100 Reject Shop voucher?

The competition is open now to Australian Residents only and 
ends 5:00 pm AEDST on Monday 4 May 2015

You can view the full terms and conditionshere.  Good Luck!


Coconut Body Scrub
This post has also been featured on the Local Guide to Mother's Dayso head on over there for more ideas and articles for Mother’s Day!