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Aromatherapy Play Dough

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The cold weather usually means more time indoors. Entertain your kids this season by turning playtime into learning time by making aromatherapy play dough! This activity is a great way for children to learn about aromatherapy and essential oils.

Aromatherapy play dough is a type of play dough that is scented with essential oils. This recipe is made from natural ingredients and can be used for relaxation or stress relief. The benefits of aromatherapy play dough are endless. It can also help kids with autism, ADHD, and other disorders that cause sensory overload. It can also be used to relieve stress and anxiety in adults as well as children.

Use a variety of oils and colours to help kids learn new scents. Some fun essential oils could include Wild Orange or Peppermint.


2 cups flour
2 cups coloured water
1 cup salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
5 drops of essential oils


  1. Combine all ingredients, except for essential oils, in a large saucepan and stir until combined.
  2. Once combined, put over medium heat. Using a spatula, continue to stir ingredients together until it forms a ball. 
    Note: Don’t overcook as it will lead to dry play dough.
  3. Remove from heat and cool on baking paper.
  4. Once cool, add five drops of your favourite essential oil and knead until thoroughly combined.
  5. You’re done! Just store it in an airtight container in the fridge for months of fun.
Note: The great thing about essential oils is the range and benefits they provide. For relaxation, try Lavender or Lavender Peace®. For a mood boost, try Wild Orange or Citrus Bliss®.
Aromatherapy is a great way to calm down kids. It also helps them stay focused and relaxed. If you are looking for a way to help your child cope with anxiety, then you should try out this recipe for this play dough. Even if you want to entertain them for a couple of hours while it is cold and raining outside this will also fill the house with lovely aromas 😊
Please always ensure it is 100% pure essential oil and if using doTERRA Essential Oil, as it is high quality, you don’t need a lot as it is extremely strong 😊
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