I consider myself lucky enough to have SO many new mommas in my life – some recently and some in the near future. Its so fun to know that Atlas will have lots of friends in my group of friends – what a blessing!!
I decided to put together this sweet, yet very easy and affordable, gift box for the baby showers I will be attending here soon.
After Birth Belly Butter
After Birth Bath Salts
Lavender Linen Spray
A Small Bouquet of Eucalyptus
What You’ll Need:
Teacup and Tea: Make sure you choose a tea that is lactation enhancing or nursing friendly!
A bouquet of eucalyptus: it could be a bouquet of anything really, I just used eucalyptus in one of the recipes so it was more cost effective.
After Birth Belly Butter: 1/4 cup shea butter, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 15 drops lavender EO, 7 drops geranium EO, and 6 drops clary sage EO.
After Birth Bath Salts: 1/4 Epsom Salt, 6 drops lavender EO, 2 drops clary sage EO, 2 drops geranium EO, sprigs of lavender or eucalyptus. (this makes one bath! so I did enough of this recipe to fill a large mason jar)
Linen Spray: 15 drops lavender EO, small pinch of salt, and distilled water (this makes the right amount for a 2 oz spray bottle)
You’ll also need containers for the butter and salts, as well as a spray bottle for the linen spray.
Butter: Combine all of the ingredients in a mixer and whip until well incorporated. Use a spatula and spoon into your desired container.
Bath Salts: Make one batch of this recipe at a time – shake well – then repeat until your container is full.
Linen Spray: Combine salt and EO – shake well, then fill the rest of the way with distilled water. (this is for a 2 oz bottle)
Now arrange all your pretty gifts in a cute box, sign your card, and that’s that! (TIP: soak napkins or paper towels, place them in a small baggy along with the bottom of the stems of your bouquet, and secure with a rubber band! This will keep the flower fresh without the risk of dumping water everywhere!) I love this gift because one, I’ve used all of these items myself after pregnancy and LOVED them, and two, its so sweet to give a gift you made yourself, especially to the new momma in your life, who will definitely be needed some TLC in the coming months!
The ingredients in these recipes are strictly for use after birth – clary sage is known for its use in contracting the uterus – aiding in the shrinking and healing of the uterus after birth, HOWEVER if used before giving birth there is risk of pre-term labor by triggering contractions. Please tell the momma you gift this to of this danger!
What else would you add to this gift box? Hope you and all your mommas enjoy!!