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Essential Oil Play Dough Recipe

Author: Kimber


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 10-12 drops essential oil more or less may be needed depending on the oil you choose
  • 1.5 cups boiling water
  • food coloring - optional


  • Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tarter together in a large bowl.
  • Combine your essential oil with the vegetable oil and mix into the dry ingredients.
  • Boil the water and add food coloring directly to water.
  • Pour 1 cup of your boiling water into the mixture and stir, adding the additional 1/2 cup slowly until desired consistency is reached.
  • Knead for 3-5 minutes or until dough is smooth and perfectly squishy for play.
  • Enjoy!