The cold weather usually means more time indoors. Entertain your kids this season by turning play time into learning time by making aromatherapy play dough! This activity is a great way for children to learn about aromatherapy and essential oils. Use a variety of oils and colors to help kids learn new scents. Some fun essential oils could include: Wild Orange, Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary, or Lavender to help turn play time into nap time.
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Ingredients:

2 cups flour

2 cups colored water

1 cup salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

5 drops essential oils

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients, except for essential oils, in a large saucepan and stir until combined.

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Once combined, put over medium heat. Using a spatula, continue to stir ingredients together until it forms a ball.
Note: Don’t overcook as it will lead to dry play dough.

Remove from heat and cool on parchment paper.

Once cool, add 5 drops of your favorite essential oil and knead until thoroughly combined.

You’re done! Just store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for months of fun.

 

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