Easy Scented Homemade Playdough Recipe

This Easy Scented Homemade Playdough Recipe yields a smooth dough of non-toxic ingredients scented with any essential oil you choose.

Wait until you see how easy it is to make this scented homemade playdough recipe!

It takes less than 10 minutes to make a playdough that is softer and more supple than what you buy in the store.

We’ve played with this playdough extensively and have never ended up with those annoying little crumbles that end up all over.

Plus, this dough is WHITE!

Why is that a big deal? Because you won’t end up with colorful pieces ground up into your carpet! Are those not the worst???

This recipe is made from all non-toxic ingredients you can find in your kitchen.

There are several essential oils I’d recommend for use in this scented homemade playdough recipe:

Lavender – Use lavender essential oil for a quiet activity before naptime. Lavender is helpful for relaxation.

Peppermint Peppermint essential oil makes the perfect scent for around the holidays and for making playdough for gift giving.

Sweet OrangeSweet orange gives the dough an uplifting scent perfect for cranky kiddos.

Rosemary – If you homeschool, make a batch of dough scented with rosemary essential oil. This scent helps them focus.

To see just how easy it is to make homemade playdough, you can watch the homemade playdough recipe video.

Easy Scented Homemade Playdough Recipe

1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
5 to 10 drops essential oil

In a saucepan, combine flour, salt and cream of tartar. Add the water and oil. Heat over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until a ball starts to form.

Allow to cool slightly. Add 5 to 10 drops of your essential oil. Knead a few times until it is smooth.

You are ready to play!

One recipe can easily be divided into 3 to 4 balls just the right size for gift giving.

Or, if you are making it for your own kiddos, you can store this is in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 9 months!

If you find the dough has lost some of it’s scent, simply add a few more drops!

What scent will you use in your playdough?

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