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DIY Essential Oil Play-Dough

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We are wives and mothers here at Aroma Couture.
And, I know if you're anything like us (which you probably are) you want your kids to stay busy, not just for your sanity, but for their development as well. 
Some people aren't aware, but play-dough actually offers many benefits for your child's development such as: 
  • Fine motor development : The use of play-dough builds up strength in their little hand muscles which prepares them for the use of pencil control later on. 
  • General Concentration & Creativity: There are many activities to partake in with the use of play-dough, like molding figures, hiding objects inside, rolling balls, counting, learning colors, sorting, matching, ordering, etc. Get creative and you're in for hours of fun! 
  • Sensory Development: We sometimes forget that our children are experiencing everything for the very first time, and we must nurture their senses and allow them to explore them whole-heartedly. Play-dough acts as an excellent source for this! Admit it, even you still enjoy it. Try mixing play-dough with rougher objects and allow your children to explore and develop. Adding essential oils adds an even extra benefit.
  • It's Calming : Squeezing play-dough relieves stress and anxiety in the same way your stress-ball does. Essential oils add an extra component to stress-relief, so the next time your child is feeling anxious this will come in handy! 

Here is what you'll need: 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour - For a Gluten Free option replace with Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Food coloring of choice
  • 8 drops of Essential Oil; we like Lavender to relax our kiddos.

Here is what you'll do:

In a sauce pan, stir the flour, salt, and cream of tartar.

Then, add in the water, cooking oil, and food coloring.

Mix until smooth.

Stir the mixture over medium-high heat until mixture has formed a ball.

Once your mixture has reached a play-dough consistency, remove from heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes on parchment paper.

Once cool, knead in your essential oils.

Store in the fridge for optimum quality! 


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