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Eco-Luxurious Gifts for the Green Mom On Your Mother’s Day List

Coco Zen Gift BasketAre you looking for wonderful green gifts for your eco-mama? Here are some little eco-luxuries that will make great green gifts for the woman on your Mother’s Day list this year.

Green Candlelight

Many women adore candles yet most traditional candles are made with petroleum by products, toxic fragrances and lead laden wicks.

Good news! There are now many eco-candles available so you can feed her candle addiction with candles made from soy wax, beeswax or even vegetable based paraffins, those are all green options. So give your green mama an eco candle this year.

Here are some of the best in green candles:

Suey’s Scents offers beautiful and yummy scented soy candles along with a variety of bath and body products the green mama in your life is sure to adore. The candles come in assorted size glass apothecary jars, metal tins and small tea lights. All containers can be reused or recycled and the soy wax burns cleans.

Illume offers a line of very happy, eco-friendly candles, home fragrances and body products properly labeled Happiology. The Happiology candles are crafted with 100% natural soy, palm and beeswax and blended with essential oils. The Happiology line has three scents: Bamboo and Agave, Sunshower, and Yuzu Mint and they all remind me of summer and happiness.

Lorain’s Touch has unique and wonderful soy candles that are made on or near the full moon so they are infused with positive energy. Not only are they eco-friendly they are made with love. Gotta love that. I certainly love the Amber scented soy candle that Lorain sent to me. Something about it is so sensual, so uplifting…I want to fill my house with this aroma and burn it all the time.

Scandle has created eco-friendly candles that burn at ultra low temperatures so the warm wax can be poured on the body and used as a massage oil or moisturizing lotion. Talk about 2 in 1 luxury!

Butterfly Effects offers pure soy wax candles made from soybeans grown right here in the USA. Pure, natural essential oils are used to scent these delightful candles and no dyes are used to color the wax. You end up with pure white candles in reusable or recyclable glass tumblers or curvy glass jars with lids.

Luxury Eco-Bath and Body Products

Whether it is sweet smelling perfumes, relaxing bath salts or uplifting shower gels mamas love their bath and body products. And you can give her what she wants- in something green.

Coco Zen is the place to shop for mamas or any woman on your list. Why? Because Coco Zen offers women what they really want…chocolate! Coco Zen offers delightful organic bath and body products made with organic and fair trade chocolate, yes real chocolate for your body with no worries about weight gain or being sinful though guaranteed after walking around smelling like chocolate all day you are going to want to eat some chocolate.

Not sure what to get her from Coco Zen?

The Head to Toe Chocolate Body Gift Set is a great choice containing one of each of these bath and body products:

  • Chocolate Edible Lip Scrub (in Chocolate Brown Sugar) – .5oz recyclable metal screw-top tin
  • Chocolate Lip Balm (in Chocolate Mint Bliss) – .25oz recyclable metal slide tin
  • Chocolate Salt Scrub (in Chocolate Brownies) – 4oz amber glass jar
  • Chocolate Soap (in Chocolate Mint Bliss) – individually wrapped bar
  • Chocolate Lotion (in Chocolate Milkshake) – 4oz amber glass jar with pump

Shea Terra Organics is another wonderful company that offers a delightful selection of luxury organic bath and body products. Shea Terra Organics is well known for their Fair and Free Trade practices and their self-empowerment projects throughout Africa. They have set up a business practice that is both sustainable and fair trade. Many of their projects have made quite a difference for the people, land, and wildlife in Africa. They have a variety of creams, lotions and bath products made with pure, organic shea butter that will leave mom’s skin soft and smooth. Mamas to-be will love the shea butter for itchy, stretching bellies.

Brittanie’s Thyme offers delightful organic herbal products for skin and hair care that any eco-mama can appreciate: facial cleansers, hair wine, organic oatmeal and yogurt facial scrubs, natural green clay, sea salt scrubs…yeah it’s all about the little luxuries.

If the mom in your life enjoys the finer things, Maris Naturals offer natural luxury bath and body products she is sure to adore. The shower gels are indulgent and they lather and foam (many natural products do not) and the body crèmes are thick, rich and indulgent. Maris uses only the finest quality essential oils and absolutes to ensure high quality blends. Maris offers products of the finest caliber with no phthalates, no parabens, no artificial fragrances or colors and no toxic preservatives. Just natural delights.

K Hall Designs is another fabulously green company offering luxury bath and body products including milled soaps, bath salts, parfums, candles and small home accessories. The scents available are enough to draw attention. Absolutely aroma-fabulous.

Organic Lip Licking Delights

Several companies offer delightful organic lip balms in numerous lip smacking flavors that will leave her lips soft, smooth, and totally kissable… that is if she doesn’t lick the lip balms right off because they taste so good.

Eve Organics has a delightful organic lip balm with a light peppermint flavor that will leave her lips soft and smooth. Eve Organics also offers a full line of organic and mineral cosmetics.

Crazy Rumors offers several line ups sure to please your mama. Yummy flavor lines include the ice cream inspired A La Mode Lip Balms in six “indulgent” flavors: Orange Creamsicle, Pistachio, Banana Split, Raspberry Sherbet, Mint Chocolate, and Almond Fudge. Then there’s the lip balms for the coffee crazies (like me). The Perk line includes: Amaretto, Coffee Bean, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Mocha and Irish Cream. Then there’s the tea flavors of the Brew line up of lip balms: Plum Apricot, Orange Bergamot, Apple Spice, Peppermint Lemongrass, Ginger Peach, and Spiced Chair.

Crazy Rumors also has a new line of lip colors HibisKiss™ – All Natural & Vegan Gourmet Lip Colors combine the moisturizing goodness of the their lip balms with a hint of all natural mineral color for gorgeous lightly tinted and fully hydrated lips, perfect for the mama that likes a little color on her lips.

Coco Zen offers the very yummy brown sugar and chocolate lip scrub and chocolate lip balms that no self respecting chocolate lover can resist.

Pin Up Balms offer vintage glamour with new green ingredients. Perfect for the mama that loves a little retro flair but is all about being green. Pin Up Lip Balms are made with certified organic, fair trade, unrefined, and cruelty free ingredients  including:  avocado oil (an organic UV protectant), beeswax (a natural emollient), apricot kernel oil (good for hydration) and Vitamin E (a natural antioxidant) no parabens or petroleum products in these all natural lip balms.

Packed in little metal tins featuring a vintage style pin up these little balms are sexy and eco-friendly. With over 40 flavors to choose from you are sure to find the perfect treat for the mama on your list.

Help Her Shop in Style

Bring It In A Bag offers a great selection of natural jute fiber bags in trendy styles and designs. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my large round tote with its natural cane handle and laminate lining which will wipe clean if anything spills inside. I have a black with natural color trim and it looks great. I finally felt stylish while shopping; I shoved all my not so pretty canvas shopping bags inside the Bring It In a Bag tote.

Bring It In a Bag has round totes that come in a variety of colors like black, natural avocado and brown. Bring It In A Bag also has square totes and gift bags and wine bags, even special Christmas theme bags…oh and the round totes also come in mini sizes, perfect for using as a handbag, totally cute and loveable for the mom on your list.

Got a Mama To-Be on Your Mother’s Day Shopping List?

Grab her a set of Psi Bands if she’s suffering from morning sickness. Psi Bands offer drug-free relief from nausea with stylish reusable bands.

Psi Bands (pronounced sigh bands) are acupressure bands that can help relieve nausea by putting pressure on the Nei-kuan pressure point on the wrist which will alleviate the symptoms of nausea-without drugs.

Remember to keep gift wrap and packaging to a minimum and make it as green as possible by using eco-gift wrap made from recycled paper or tree free paper, or even better consider giving the gifts in reusable bags or no bags at all.

Written by Wenona Napolitano

Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book.

She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible.

Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including,,, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and


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