DIY Essential Oil Infused Play-Dough

It’s getting cold outside, but the kids still need some entertainment. That’s why I am going to show you how you can make your own DIY Essential Oil Infused Play-Dough today.

Last week we had a few days of rain, a holiday and no school days. I sure was busy with my two little ones and desperately needed to keep the, occupied.

Then I remembered the little booklet that I got for my #oheverythingoily team, which comes with lots of DIYs for your essential oils.

On one of the pages, it had a recipe for homemade play dough, which I thought was so fun to make for the kids, since it’s all natural made with ingredients everyone has at home.

I immediately got to it and 30 min later the kids had some natural, relaxing playdough to play with.

DIY Essential Oil Infused Play-Dough

Honestly, this was even fun for me. Talk about a stress reliever right there!

Play-Dough Instructions

DIY Essential Oil Infused Play-Dough

DIY Essential Oil Infused Play-Dough Author: Bettina Johnson Prep time: 5 mins Total time: 5 mins Makes: 16 play-Dough balls


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


  1. Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil, and water in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  2. Stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until play dough is not sticky anymore.
  3. Let cool, split into 12 balls, and knead in essential oils and food coloring until it is distributed evenly throughout each ball of play dough.
  4. Let your kids enjoy this natural play dough and when done playing store in airtight container.

DIY Essential Oil Infused Play-Dough

Play-Dough compound is non-toxic, non-irritating & non-allergenic except as noted: Children who are allergic to wheat gluten may have an allergic reaction to this product. Also, due to the high salt content in Play-Doh compound, the product can be harmful to pets if ingested.

I love that it was so simple to add the Peace & Calming essential oil to the dough which helped relax my kids. I could see this being a great tool for kids with ADD and ADHD. Add Cedarwood essential oil to the dough and you may thank me later.

You can find more about essential oils on my How to order Essential oils post, or simply message me.

DIY Essential Oil Infused Play-Dough

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