Give Mom the Gift of Self-Care This Mother’s Day with Treats from These Local Businesses

From heavenly shower steamers to clay face masks, these Cincinnati small businesses have you covered this Mother’s Day.

In a gift pinch with Mother’s Day lurking just around the corner? You can give mom some well-deserved pampering with these six locally made self-care items and support small businesses with your purchase. Whether you’re buying for a special woman in your life or treating yourself this Mother’s Day (we won’t judge!), these gifts are perfect for showing your appreciation and providing some welcome relaxation on this special day.


Photograph courtesy of Candlespice Co.

Candlespice Co. Soy Candles

Candles are a mom’s best friend, and Candlespice Co. crafts some of the best eco-friendly and soy-based candles in the area. With delightfully refreshing scents like agave and combinations like redwood and birch, essential lavender, lemongrass and verbena, rosemary and basil, and more, you’re sure to find a scent that will please all the moms on your list. Even better, each candle comes in a reusable glass jar, and you can even choose a glowing city lights design for extra flair.


Bee Haven Lip Balm

Bee Haven is already well-known for its delicious, locally made honey, but the OTR boutique also sells personal care items including these moisturizing, naturally made lip balms. Each lip balm is made with beeswax, shea butter, jojoba oil and comes plain, or in flavors like mint julep, peppermint, honey vanilla, and coconut. These portable balms, sure to provide essential pampering throughout the day, are the perfect addition to any Mother’s Day gift basket. 1815 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-4669


Earthganics Plant Infused Lotion Bars

The Earthganics store at Findlay Market is filled with must-have self-care items, but its fan-favorite plant-infused lotion bars are the perfect gift for pampering on the go (or at home). These lotion bars are made using natural ingredients and dry instantly, leaving no greasy mess after application. Choose from carefully curated scent combinations like patchouli and sage leaf, rose and ylang ylang, spearmint leaf and peppermint, and lavender and calendula flower. Don’t forget to grab one for yourself—you deserve it! 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 239-6408


Oakley Soap Co. Shower Steamers

Moms are often on the go and barely have a moment for themselves. Luckily, you can give the gift of relaxation for a busy woman in your life with shower steamers from the Oakley Soap Co. These shower steamers are like a gateway to a relaxing oasis (even if only for a few minutes) with refreshing scents that include hints of eucalyptus and lavender. Choose from three different scents or try them all with the variety pack.


Photograph courtesy of Queen City Alchemy.

Queen City Alchemy Clay Facial Masks

Nestled within the Findlay Market district, you’ll find Queen City Alchemy, a self-care and skincare boutique filled with naturally created products that help bring you a step closer to peace and tranquility. One of its skincare stars is the collection of facial clay masks that come in three different varieties and help target everyday skincare worries like acne, hydration, signs of aging, and more. Make sure to pick up a facial mixing bowl and brush for the perfect at-home spa gift. 1808 Race St, Over-the-Rhine, (513) 384-8286


Spruce Nail Shop Cuticle Serum

Spruce is known for its flawless manicures and pedicures, and now you can give the gift of a great at-home manicure with their cuticle serum. Spruce’s cuticle serum is lightly scented with lemon and lavender oil and provides refreshing hydration to cuticles using jojoba oil and vitamin E.  You can also purchase a travel roller bottle that is perfect for on-the-go use to keep your nails feeling ready for any task. 1818 Race St Suite 101, Over-the-Rhine, (513) 818 – 8749

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