Therapeutic Non-Toxic Playdough Recipe

hacks moms and kids toxic free Sep 06, 2021
As my little boy started getting older, he was also becoming more curious while being on a constant discovery tour. At 14 months, he was in the full stage of exploring every texture, form, shape as well as every cause and effect (and yes, there have been head bumps and fingers stuck in door frames). But I knew I needed to diversify his playtime with not only toys and books but things that he can touch, squeeze, mould and throw – to see that effect.

So I set out to make some playdough for him. As it was always daddy’s favourite thing to play with as a child, I knew I would please both of my boys at home. I didn’t want to just buy a commercial Play-Do at a toy store, knowing it still contains toxic ingredients and well aware that it will land in my little one's mouth at one point. So, I researched and was overwhelmed with the number of natural recipes. I chose one that sounded promising and easy to make and gave it a go.

 Therapeutic playdough


Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup water

To give it all some colour, you can use natural food colouring, or look for whatever you have in your house. I added some Matcha powder to create a nice pastel green dough and also some purple sweet potato powder for a nice pastel purple!

Being an Essential Oils lover, I of course had to try and infuse some there as well, to give an added purpose to the play. These were my favourite ones from Young Living:

Frankincense for Focus
Peppermint for Energy
Lemon for Clarity
Citrus Fresh for Creativity
Lavender for Comfort

You can try to match the scents to the colours as well 

Have fun making this for your little one, or with your little one – knowing that you have created something safe and completely toxic-free!

Watch me make it here on YouTube…

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