Time to take a look at our scented play dough!!
I always start with my favorite basic recipe:
1c. All-Purpose Flour
1T Cream of Tartar
Add food coloring and scent of your choice
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the dough comes together in a ball and is no longer sticky. Knead the dough for a few minutes until smooth. Play!
Here are the variations we used:
Add 2-3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and purple food coloring.
Lavender can have a calming effect and it smells light and fresh.
Add 2-3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and green food coloring (I used the neon green).
Peppermint is refreshing and uplifting and can even soothe upset tummies - it was my morning sickness cure of choice during all three of my pregnancies. :)
Add 2-3 drops of Geranium Essential Oil and pink food coloring.
I have to be honest here and say I have never used my geranium oil except for making play dough, so I can't really speak to its health benefits. I do know it is wonderful for the skin, however, and has an amazing smell!