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How To Easily Make DIY Essential Oil Playdough For Healthy Play
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How To Easily Make DIY Essential Oil Playdough For Healthy Play

By March 19, 2019 March 21st, 2020 No Comments

What a crazy time we are in!

Our 3 year old can easily get a little stir crazy and these long winter months can be really tough some days. Not to mention global crisis!

It’s hard trying to mix things up for your kids when you are stuck inside all day.

But this morning we decided to try making some DIY essential oil playdough. I love the idea of infusing activities and toys with the benefits of essential oils.

I wanted to give my son a chance to really interact with oils up close and personal (and in a very safe way).

I added some Lavender and Bergamot to help ease some of the “anxious, get me out of this house and onto a beach” feelings 😉

Luca loved it and it was the perfect late morning pick me up for both of us.

Homemade playdough is super simple to make, using things you likely already have in your cupboard somewhere.

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Benefits of Aromatherapy Playdough

Playdough is something you mold, break and sculpt.

In other words, you are getting it all over your hands and wrists, and releasing the aroma with every movement. When playdough contains essential oils, it adds even more purpose to their play.

It’s an amazingly simple way of getting your kids (or yourself) breathing in the aroma of beneficial oils. Playtime just got a little bit healthier. 🙌🏼

Depending on what types of oils you add to your playdough, your kids can experience different, intentional benefits.

If you want them to unwind and start relaxing before taking a nap or going to bed, let them play with Lavender or Peace & Calming playdough. 💤

Or if you want them to be able to focus on homework, have them play with Peppermint playdough to encourage a greater sense of focus and concentration. 🤓

You can make different batches of playdough for use at different times of the day. It’s just a little more fun than chasing them down and trying to rub that roller on the bottom of their feet.


Homemade Essential Oil Playdough Recipe



  1. In a sauce pan stir flour, salt, and cream of tartar together
  2. Add in the water and cooking oil and mix until smooth
  3. Turn heat to medium low and stir until mixture forms a ball
  4. After it reaches playdough consistency remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  5. Knead in Essential Oil of your choosing.
  6. Have fun!

Some oils that work great for making DIY essential oil playdough include:

  • Lavender – Relax and get ready for bed or nap time.
  • StressAway – Perfect for relaxing play to unwind after a long day.
  • Peace & Calming – relaxing and comforting, great before bed.
  • Valor – Helps you feel grounded.
  • Thieves – All the wellness support.
  • Peppermint – Improve concentration and focus.

These oils, along with a handful of other super popular essential oils, are included in the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living. If you are just beginning your journey with essential oils, you can learn why the Kit is a great place to get started:

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Disclaimer: The statements on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to be medical advice. Suggestions here are specific to Young Living and should not be combined with oils from other sources. Examples and experiences do not guarantee similar results. Read our full disclaimer here


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