DIY Aromatherapy Playdough

Alexandra Shimalla

by | Updated: October 14th, 2020 | Read time: 1 minute

Do you remember that fun, squishy playdough from childhood? The kind that came in all sorts of colors – allowing your imagination run wild with how you could shape the dough into little figures. Well, it’s not just for kids anymore! Welcome to playdough 2.0: the aromatherapy version. Mixed with the calming scents of your favorite essential oils (such as lavender and peppermint), this dough is great for when you’re feeling stressed. Take it out to play and quickly watch your worries fall away.

Homemade Aromatherapy Playdough |

Homemade Aromatherapy Playdough |
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DIY Aromatherapy Playdough



  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In large skillet or saucepan, add dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  3. Mix wet ingredients (minus the essential oil) into the dry mixture.
  4. Place skillet filled with ingredients on stovetop over low heat. Stirring constantly, heat up the mixture for about five minutes. Dough is ready when it forms a ball (be mindful not to overheat, as you’ll end up with dry, crumbly playdough).
  5. Remove from heat and pour dough onto lined baking sheet to cool.
  6. Add essential oil to the dough. Note: A little goes a long way with essential oils, so add as much as you see fit.
  7. Knead dough to incorporate essential oil.

Recipe Notes

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