Aromatherapy Play-Dough with Essential Oils

Summer is such a great time for kids! They can play outdoors, enjoy time with friends and family, and create precious memories. However, right about now after a month of freedom, kids start to use the B-word. 


So to help out, we wanted to feature a recipe from our "Essential Oils for Healthy, Happy Kids" tear pad. This creative, wholesome activity would be a great for your next class, or even for you to do yourself with your own kids!

Aromatherapy Play-dough

• 1 cup water

• 1 cup flour

• 1/2 cup salt

• 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar

• 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

• Food coloring (optional)

• 3-5 drops essential oils such as peppermint, orange, or lavender. 

           (Look here for our Instagram post on our favorite essential oils to use with kids)

Mix water, salt, and cream of tartar in a medium saucepan. Place the pan on medium-low heat, stirring regularly until mixture is hot. Add oil and coloring if using. Stir in flour. Continue to leave it on the heat, stirring well until play-dough pulls away from pan. Pour dough on counter, let cool a bit, then knead, adding essential oil when dough is cool. Store in an airtight container.


A great option to hold this play-dough is with our large tin container found here. Just put the dough in a sandwich size zip-lock bag, roll it, and then place it in the tin, and you are good to go! To decorate, you could put stickers on the top or write in sharpies labeling the different play-dough colors!

If you are holding a class featuring this activity, we have a few ideas to help you out. To help them contact you again, you could write your name and contact info in sharpie- or get a sticker with the same information- and place it on the bottom of the tin. This way your information can be non-obtrusive, yet helpful if they want more information. In addition to the tin with their freshly made play-dough, you can send them home with a page from our "Essential Oils for Healthy, Happy Kids" tear pad so they could not only know how to make more, but also provide more information on using essential oils with their children. 

We hope you found this post helpful!

What other activities are you wanting to do in your classes? We would love to hear from you! 



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