Need a fun way to relax? Try making this DIY aromatherapy play dough.
This recipe is very easy to make and as you play with the play dough, the scents will be released helping you feel more calm and relaxed. It’s a great thing to use when you’re feeling stressed!
What You Will Need:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/3 cup salt
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Food coloring (optional)
- 10-20 drops fragrance oils. We recommend these!
For Parents: Beautiful Day Type, or Lavender Chamomile
For Kids!: Sweet Pea, or Strawberry
Step 1: in a saucepan or skillet add 1 cup flour, 1/3 cup salt, and 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Step 2: add 1 cup of water
Step 3: add 1 tablespoon of oil. Then turn your stovetop burner onto low and stir the mixture well.
Step 4 (optional): Before the dough mixture gets too thick, add a few drops of food coloring and stir it in well.
Step 5: Now that the food coloring is mixed in, turn up the heat a little. Set your burner to medium low. Stir constantly. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan as you stir. The dough is going to start to thicken. Continue stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan. It could take anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes for the playdough to fully thicken.
When the dough comes away from the sides of the pan and isn’t wet anymore, remove the playdough from the pan.
Step 6: remove the playdough from the pan and put it on a piece of waxed paper to cool for about 30 minutes. After the dough has cooled, knead the dough in your hands for a minute or so until it’s elastic and smooth.
Step 7: add 10-20 drops fragrance oil and then knead the dough to mix the oils throughout the playdough.
Step 8: store the aromatherapy playdough in an airtight container (will last about 3 months)