Essential Oil Play Doh
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This essential oil play doh recipe is AMAZING and so easy to do. This recipe is fantastic for a rainy or snowy day. Easy for kids and parents to do and only takes a few minutes using items already found in your home.
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Gentle Baby essential oil
  • 2 drops Stress Away essential oil
  • 2 drops Joy essential oil
  • 1.5 cups boiling water
  • food coloring
  1. Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar together in a large bowl.
  2. Boil the water (I put mine in the microwave) and pour 1 cup of your boiling water into the flour mixture and stir, adding the additional ½ cup slowly until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Divide play doh into 4 balls.
  4. Grab a play doh ball, add food coloring and 2 drops of your preferred essential oil.
  5. Knead for 3-5 minutes or until dough is smooth and perfectly squishy for play.
  6. Repeat until you have finished all 4 play doh balls.
  7. Store in an air tight container, add labels, and wrap!
Recipe by The Vintage Modern Wife at