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AromaTherapy Play Dough

Keep the kids busy while calming them down--Shhh!  It's a secret!  Make Lavender play dough! You could use any kid friendly oil you want…Wild Orange, Peppermint or Lemon essential oils would work as well.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups colored water (depends on the scent you choose, purple water could be Lavender essential oil, orange for the Wild Orange essential oil, etc.)
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 5 drops essential oils


  1. Combine everything but the oils in a large saucepan and stir until combined.
  2. Once combined, put the saucepan on medium heat and stir with a spatula until the ingredients form a ball.
  3. Remove from heat and set it on parchment paper to cool.
  4. Once the play dough is cooled off, knead in the essential oil of your choice thoroughly.
  5. Store the mixture in an air tight plastic container in the fridge.