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Homemade Playdough with Essential Oils

By Fredrica Syren:

A year ago, I was introduced to the wonderful (and nice smelling) world of essential oils when a friend gave me some oils to help with my boyspersistent cough. I was amazed at how well it worked, so I took a class in making household cleaners with essential oils.

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Mikaela, another green mom, came over to my house to make a video of using essential oils especially for kids. She also taught me how to make homemade playdough with essential oils. I love this recipe because its so easy to make and very inexpensive. My kids are totally O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D. with this playdough and like the smell of it. Adding essential oils to playdough or any kids’ art and crafts not only makes it smell pretty, but provides many associated health benefits. 

Here is the YouTube video:

This recipe comes from Young Living Facebook :

  •  2 cups flour
    • 1 cup salt
    • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 2 cups cold water
    • A few drops of any essential oil
    • Food coloring, optional ( I used spiraling powder but you can also use beets or blueberry powder or turmeric) 
  • DIRECTIONS:
    Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil, and water in a medium saucepan.
    Stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until play dough has reach the right consistency.
    Let cool, split into 3 balls, then knead in essential oils and optional food coloring until it is distributed evenly throughout each ball of play dough.
    Store in airtight container.

Essential Oils I like for my kids:

  • LavenderCalming
  • Lemon—Uplifting and helps focus
  • Orange—Supports healthy digestion
  • Thieves Oils—Boosts immune system, and kills bacteria and viruses
  • Peppermint—Uplifting and good for digestion
  • Peace and Calming—Name almost says it all; its calming without making you sleepy.

If you are interested in buying Young Living Essential oils follow this link.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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One comment

  1. I love this video! So much great information. Thank you so much for teaching us all to do safe play dough!
    The essential oils from Young Living are truly amazing and all 100 % pure plant juice. We use them for everything in our home- health, cleaning and garden.

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