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DIY Essential Oil Playdough

Almost every kid loves playing with playdough. The texture, colors, and creative freedom can keep kids busy for hours! With spring break here and April showers, keep your little ones entertained with this easy DIY Essential Oil Playdough. This is a great way to introduce aromatherapy to your kids and help them get their creative juices flowing. Not only is this recipe easy, it is all-natural and made with ingredients everyone has at home. In only 30 minutes you will have some happy and quiet kids! You can use whatever essential oils you choose, but make sure to refer to our kid's safety page to make sure the essential oil is safe for your child’s age. Essential oils we recommend are Lavender Greece, Orange, Lemon, Lime, and Red Mandarin.

DIY Essential Oil Playdough

What You Need:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cups cold water
  • A few drops of your choice of essential oil
  • Food coloring, optional


  1. Combine flour, salt, cream of tartar together in a large bowl
  2. In a saucepan bring water to a boil
  3. Pour 1 cup of your boiling water to the mixture and stir, adding an additional ½ cup slowly until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Let cool, split into 12 balls, and knead in essential oils and food coloring until it is distributed evenly throughout each ball of playdough.
  5. Let your kids enjoy this natural play dough and when done, store in an airtight container.

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