Scented Play Dough

Lavender Scented Play Dough

I love the smell of lavender, and recently I made a batch of play dough and scented it with essential oil. Below is how to make a small batch of play dough, and you can double, triple this recipe for different colours/scents. Lemon, orange, rose, peppermint are favourites.


1/4 cup of salt

1/2 cup of plain flour

1 tablespoons of cream of tartar

1/2 cup of water

2 teaspoons oil

Drop of essential oil

food colouring (optional) – to make a lilac colour, I used 3 drops of red and 1 drop of blue food colouring


1. Add ingredient to a saucepan and combine well.

2. Cook over a medium heat, stirring well. The gloopy mess will become sticky, then clumpy. This only takes few minutes.

3. Ball up the play dough and that’s all there is to it! Smells wonderful! 

4. Repeat the process for different colours/scent. 

Tip: Store play dough in a zip lock or air tight container. I tend to keep it in the fridge.

Scented Play Dough - smells delicious!

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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