PLAY DOUGH USING KIDSAFE ESSENTIAL OILS - Naturally Blended

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PLAY DOUGH USING KIDSAFE ESSENTIAL OILS

By: Kimberly Daun, Certified Aromatherapist


 

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Growing up I used to love when my mom would make play dough! The possibilities to create were endless and the texture so calming.  Now I use essential oils with kids and it’s taken play dough to a whole new level!

After a busy day, or when my littles are extra wild I love to use this play dough as a tool to help them wind down a bit.   Some other great recipes for kids are Finger Paint, Bubbles, and Sand!

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What you’ll need;

What you’ll do;

  1. Mix dry ingredients
  2. Dissolve most salt into water on low heat on the stove
  3. Add oil and dry ingredients to pan
  4. Mix constantly for approximately 5 minutes until the dough begins to form a ball
  5. Remove from heat
  6. Add 25 Drops of Calming The Child

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What you’ll need:
What you’ll do:
  1. Mix dry ingredients
  2. Add all ingredients to pan
  3. Mix constantly for approximately 5 minutes until the dough begins to form a ball
  4. Remove from heat
  5. Add 12 drops of Bergamot, 8 Lavender, 4 Frankincense Frereana

**If you choose not to use a preservative you may want to store it in the fridge.  Optiphen plus is a preservative which reduces the instance of bacterial growth in water-based products. We recommend that a preservative is used in any water-based products that you make at home. This is a great choice since it contains no parabens, no formaldehyde, and are not formaldehyde contributors. 

19 thoughts on “PLAY DOUGH USING KIDSAFE ESSENTIAL OILS”

  1. Thanks so much for this recipe!
    If I were to use a preservative such as optiphen plus, when would I add it and how much would I use?

    1. I have not tried this recipe myself,so i’m not 100% sure, but it should be more than enough for 1 person to use. The playdough should last for a 1-3 months 🙂

  2. We loved this recipe! I added two teaspoons of beet root powder to make it pink naturally and let my daughter pick a kid safe scent of her choosing (and used only a few drops).

  3. About how long will this keep before I should throw it out? Should I just store it in an airtight container or ziplock bag?

  4. Should it be 6 teaspoons of avocado oil instead of tablespoons? I did tablespoons because of the capital T, and it is super oily! Like hands slick with oil and I had to cover the table with wax paper oily. :/ The kids are having fun playing with it but I think I’m going to have to toss it and make a new batch with less oil. I’ll see how it is after its a few days old.

    1. I apologize, I do believe I didn’t catch an incorrect autocorrect. I’m happy to hear your little ones enjoyed it despite how slippery!

      1. Darn that auto correct! 🙂 They really did had a lot of fun with it anyways, and the house smelled wonderful while they were playing! I’ll definitely make another batch. 🙂

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