Soothing Essential Oil Play Dough

Essential Oil Play Dough

What a great way to play and accomplish some emotional or stress relief with your children. Making your own play dough allows you to know what ingredients you are using and that they are safe and toxin free! Take back control within your household for the ingredients that come through your doors. You are the gatekeeper.
You can make different supportive aromas to meet the needs of your children for that particular day. If you need soothing and peace within your home, try Lavender, Peace & Calming, or Stress Away all from your Premium Starter Kit. If you need some focus and clarity for your kiddos try GeneYus, Frankincense or Clarity. The options are endless and the smells are divine and soothing.
What’s your favorite play dough combo??

Fun Gift Idea

Purchase a traditional Play Doh set (without the actual Play Doh) like this one and make your own play dough to put into a cute jar or mason jar and tie on a cute ribbon to match. You can give as a gift set at your next birthday party or play date.
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ย DIY Essential Oil Play Dough


  • 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


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


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KidScents for Back to School

KidScents for back to school are products that are fantastic year-round. This product line is specially formulated for the gentler needs of children. It does not contain any toxic ingredients, coloring, additives or synthetic perfumes. The product line is also infused with Young Living pure therapeutic grade essential oils.

KidScents Bath & Body Line

The KidScents product line includes shampoo (no tear formula) and bath gel. The KidScents toothpaste is my favorite. Did you know that most children’s toothpaste is extremely toxic and they aren’t supposed to swallow it?! Yes it’s true read the labels and learn more here.



KidScents Essential Oils

Young Living has designed a whole essential oil line for children. They are pre-diluted and ready to use on your children to meet their needs. They include very mild blends that support children well. You can learn about the KidScent Oils are detailed in a previous post here. A quick overview: GeneYus for maintaining focus, Owie for skin support, SleepyIze for promoting great sleep, SniffleEase for supporting respiratory health and TummyGize for taking care of tiny bellies.




Natural DIY Detangler

I do not have little girls but I would imagine this little recipe could be a life-saver at shower time with long gnarly hair. Let me know how it works. You will need an 8 oz. spray bottle some of your favorite Young Living oils, try Tea Tree and Lavender. This recipe also calls for the Lavender Mint Young Living shampoo.



I hope you are enjoying our back-to-school survival series. If you missed any you can go back and catch up.





Germy & Stinky Kids Oh My!

Germy and stinky, oh my! Not that my kids ever stink or have cooties but just in case they do I will be ready. ย This stinky kid spray is great for everything and anything stinky in and around your house. It is so simple too. Grab a 4 oz glass spray bottle and fill it with distilled water and 15 drops of Young Living purification essential oil. (This oil comes in the premium starter kit). Shake before use and spray away. This is great for stinky gym shoes, book bags, you name it.






Germy Kid Hand Soap

I absolutely love making my own foaming hand soap. It is such a simple recipe and so affordable too. Grab a foaming hand soap bottle from amazon. Fill it with 1/4 cup of liquid castille soap. (I like this one). Add 1/2 tsp carrier oil like V-6 or grapeseed, olive, whatever your favorite liquid carrier oil may be. Fill it up the rest of the way with distilled water then add 10 drops of your favorite Young Living oil such as Thieves. Shake gently and wash away the dirt and grime. This is also a favorite for classrooms. Here is a slightly different version too that has Vitamin E oil.