Lavender Oil Play Dough

As of late, I have been keeping a whole lot of veggies in my fridge. Last night my pet unicorn got up for a midnight snack and she had 3 carrots, 2 bell peppers, 1 head of lettuce, 3 beets, and 5 pieces of broccoli. You are probably wondering what the big deal is. Veggies are super healthy. Well, normally you would be right, but veggies have the same effect on a unicorn as a bag of Halloween candy would have on a child. She was bouncing off the walls. I have never seen anything like it in my life. So, I came up with a plan…. Lavender.

Lavender oil has many different healing properties, but the thing it’s known for the most is that it is calming. Now, my unicorn was way too wound up to do anything relaxing so I came up with a way to trick her into doing a calming activity: Playing with “Lavender Oil Play Dough”. Good news, it work for kids too.

Here is what you will need:

1 cup water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup salt

1 tablespoon cream of tartar

1 cup flour

1/4 cup of dried Lavender

15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

Food coloring (Purple or red & blue to make purple)


Large spoon



1.) Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, Lavender oil, and food coloring in saucepan and heat until warm.

2.) Combine flour & dried Lavender in moving bowl

3.) Remove from heat and add flour and dried Lavender.

4.) Stir with spoon and then knead until smooth. (Let you dough cool before you knead, it will be hot!)

5.) Knead dough again until your play dough is smooth.

6.) Play with your dough! (Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag. I like to use mason jars.)



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