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Lavender Scented Play Dough

January 23, 2016

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Yes, there was an old post I wrote making fun of “lavender rice” as a pre-bedtime activity to calm your children. I think it must have been the thought of my kids playing with rice. Feeding rice to my kids is stress-inducing, let alone encouraging them play with it. But lavender scented play dough? I can handle that. My husband got me lavender scented therapy dough for Christmas and my kids are always asking to play with it. I figured I could make them their own (less expensive version).

lavender scented play dough

The Recipe:


2 cups flour

1 cup salt

2 cups water

2 TBPS canola oil

2 TBSP cream of tartar

5 drops purple food coloring (or 2 red/2 blue)

6 drops lavender essential oils


Mix all ingredients (except the essential oil) in a pot on the stove top until fully integrated. Turn burner on to medium/high heat. Stir mixture constantly until clumps begin to form and mixture solidifies. Once play dough consistency is reached, remove from pot and place on wax paper to cool. Then add 6 drops of essential oil and knead until mixed through.

Play. Mold. Inhale.

lavender scented play dough




  • Sarah Hughes
    January 23, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I am ready to hide already and it’s only 12:30!! My oldest refuses to stop karate chopping EVERYTHING

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