We love Play Dough these days and I like to make my own using ingredients in my kitchen and some of our favorite essential oils. We use Young Living Essential Oils because of their amazing therapeutic properties so while she plays, she is actually benefiting from the oils!
Play Dough Ingredients:
1 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Salt
2 Teaspoons Cream of Tarter
1 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
2-5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (Get it here)
Mix flour, salt and cream of tarter in a medium bowl. In separate bowl, I add in water, vegetable oil, and food coloring. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well. It should be a liquid this point. Pour mixture into a nonstick pot and cook over medium heat. Stir and after a couple minutes it will start to separate from the pan. Thats when I took it out and and placed it on my counter. When it is cool enough to touch, start kneading the dough until it is smooth. Add in Essential oil and knead it in.
If you are making multiple colors, you can also wait to add the food colors and oils until after you make it all. That is what I did for this recipe. I also doubled it.
Oils we used:
We made one of each of the following: Lavender, StressAway, Orange, and Lemon.