Scented Play Dough

February 14, 2019


I am off today for the Mother Earth News Fair in Belton, Texas.  I will be giving talks and running a "Hands on" workshop and also mixing up batches of Scented Play Dough with kids of all ages.  This is one of my favorite recipes to share - it is fun, relaxing and smells so good.  You can safely make it for the kids but honestly everyone loves playing with it and it is a good relaxing activity. 


Here is the basic recipe but have fun making it your own.  I got this beautiful pink color by using Hibiscus tea in place of the water called for. 


Scented Play Dough 

1 cup flour 

1/2 cup salt 

1 cup water or herbal tea 

1 tablespoon sunflower oil 

2 teaspoons cream of tartar 

2-3 drops essential oil (optional) 

2 Tablespoons scented herb leaves and power petals 


Mix together the flour, salt, oil, and cream of tartar in a saucepan.  Gently heat until  it begins to bubble.  Remove the pan and stir in scented oil and herb leaves and petals.  Place the dough on a lightly floured board and knead until smooth.  Store in an airtight container. 


Yield: 8 ounces 



xoxo Janice 

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