6 gifts for pampering your amazing mom this Mother’s Day
And how they can help boost her health and well-being on this special day – and every day
When you were young, your mom was the one who read to you. She likely helped you with your homework or cooked dinner several nights throughout the week. And she was always there to give you a kiss goodnight. As you grew older, she became the shoulder to cry on. The friend to confide in. The person you go to for advice.
No matter how old their children are, moms continue to work hard for their families. They’re often so busy, it’s hard to find time to find time for themselves.
So for Mother’s Day, give your mom a well-deserved day to relax and focus on herself for a change. These doctor-recommended items from the Park Nicollet Health & Care Stores can help:
Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils from plants like lavender, citrus, peppermint and lemongrass to enhance well-being. One way the oils can be used is by diffusing them in a room to create a relaxing aroma. Our stores carry a variety of scents – from ones that are deeply soothing and will help your mom improve her sleep to ones that are invigorating and will help stimulate her mind.
Is your mom constantly on-the-go? This is a great gift to help her relieve the stress that comes along with a hectic schedule. All she has to do is roll it onto her temples, the back of her neck or the bottoms of her feet. Essential oil in this form can also help her combat post-winter dry skin. And it can even work to relieve her aches and pains.
If your mom has allergies, aromatherapy in the form of soy-based candles are a good way to go. With wood wicks that crackle as they’re burned, these candles turn your mom’s home into a relaxing and soothing environment. Made with recycled packaging, they’re also the perfect gift to give the mom who never forgets the environment in her day-to-day life.
Help your mom have the best skin around. These Bee Well body products are all natural. They’re not made with the skin-drying preservatives and chemicals that so many products these days contain. And keeping skin hydrated is what’s key to keeping it looking younger longer. This product line is the featured item of the month for May 2017. Get it for 20 percent off!
5. Yoga mats
If your mom has always been the physically active type, or wants to exercise more, yoga may be a good choice for her. In fact, one of our doctors even prescribes it to her patients. The workout regimen helps build flexibility, strength and peace of mind – and these nonslip mats will help mom’s yoga poses be strong and stable. Yoga can be practiced as a form of physical therapy in addition to a general fitness technique.
This cozy covered water bottle is a secret weapon when it comes to sleep – and that means it’s perfect for moms who often are too busy to get enough of it. Your mom can fill one of these with hot water to warm up her bed before turning in for the night. Or, she can use it for relief from any cramps or muscle aches keeping her awake. The bottle can also be filled with cold water to help numb bruises and headaches in a way that’s less jarring than using ice.