As a herbalist and aromatherapist here are some of my nice 'safe for anyone' treatments, and then later in the post I will tell you some of my favourite budget friendly ready made goodies in case you want to fill a hamper for her.
Peanut Butter Scrub except for those with peanut allergies, this is a great treatment for tough or roughened skin for example, heels, elbows, knees and for dirty hands from gardening.
4 tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter,
2 tablespoons finely ground sea salt,
2 tablespoons of almond essential oil.
Mix these ingredients into a paste, adding the oil last of all, rub onto dampened skin where the treatment is required and massage for a couple of minutes, you can then rinse off or have a bath.
Avocado Mask Mashed avocado flesh applied to the face for a short time, up to 5 minutes, will reduce signs of aging and leave the skin glowing and fresh. Honey is often also added into the avocado flesh, just a little, and mix it in.
Carrot and Lemon Zinger grated carrot with the lemon juice squeezed over it, and applied to oily skin on the face, or to body acne is brilliant, the skin is so clean and clears up as if by magic.
I leave this treatment on my face for up to 10 minutes, first timers should try 5 minutes, and on the back or body up to 15 minutes.
Cucumber Cream Mask blend 1 tablespoon of fresh cream with equal amounts of cucumber, melon, and pumkin seeds in a food processor. Apply the cream to the face and leave for up to 30 minutes, rinse off and relax!
Rosemary Bath for body aches and pains, low mood, and to ease stress, go out to the garden and pick two branches of rosemary about 30cm long. Come inside and steep them in boiled water in a large vessel for 15 minutes. Run a bath and pour the steeped rosemary into the bath, you may prefer to strain the herb out of the water but you can safely soak with the rosemary in the water.