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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and while it is one of those “Hallmark Holidays”, I do love the time of year in which it falls. The weather is just getting warm, the plants are still so tender, but getting strong.
Hallmark Holiday or not, it is meaningful to take some time to honor the ways that you’ve been nurtured– you are also a tender thing, getting strong. Look at how Mother Nature does it. She offers ideal conditions sprinkled with some challenges. When the daffodils bloom here in the southern Appalachians, it’s rare not to see them blanketed in snow at least once.
This Sunday, whether you’re having your pancakes in bed or footing the bill for brunch, take a moment to reflect on how your conditions have been both idyllic and challenging. How this special combination has made you what you are. Give thanks to all sources that have nurtured you along the way.
For those DIYers who want to step it up from macaroni art, here is a formula for Sea Salt Body Polish. You can make some for Mom, and anyone who has contributed to your growth. Don’t forget to make some for yourself!
1 cup fine grind sea salt
1/4-1/2 cup organic nut or vegetable oil (like sweet almond)
5-9 drops of your favorite essential oil blend
Blend all components together and store in a glass jar away from heat and light. Use it up within 3 months.
For best enjoyment vigorously scrub the body polish on damp skin for about 3 minutes, and then rinse with water, but no soap.
Offer someone a special treat! Invite them to sit in a comfy chair, and have them soak their feet in a big bowl of warm water. Scrub their feet with your special Sea Salt Body Polish, and rinse in the bowl. Towel dry their feet. Invite them to step into their day as someone who is loved and appreciated.
Please also visit any of my stockists or click on the handy esty link at the top of this email for some great Mother’s Day goodies.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who nurture tender things. The world would not be as wonderful without you.