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Naturally Blended


By: Kimberly Daun, Certified Aromatherapist


Luck of the irishDiffuser Blend3 Lemongrass2 Cypress2 Petitgrain-5

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!

Luck of the irishDiffuser Blend3 Lemongrass2 Cypress2 Petitgrain-2

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

Luck of the irishDiffuser Blend3 Lemongrass2 Cypress2 Petitgrain-4

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. 


  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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