Homemade Play Doh

Non toxic, homemade play doh infused with calming Young Living essential oils. 

Homemade play doh with essential oils

I spent Sunday afternoon crafting some fun, colorful, non-toxic play doh with my little one, and we had a blast! I was looking for a hands on craft my four year old could participate in (wanting him to take a break from all the electronics!). We love our calming essential oils from Young Living (get your oils here), and any craft where we can incorporate them is a must for us! 

This craft wasn't too time consuming or too messy (that's a plus for us moms) and he still had fun! Here's what you'll need:

Glass jars for storage

2 cups flour 

1 cup sea salt

2 cups water

2 Tbs cream of tartar

2 Tbs solidified coconut oil

Non-toxic food coloring (I used these)

Calming essential oils (essential oils we like)



Combine all ingredients (except food coloring and essential oils) in a medium to large pot. Cook on medium to low heat, stirring regularly. The flour mixture will turn a little yellow. Cook and mix until you have a play doh like consistency. Remove from pot and allow to cool. Separate into four sections. Add food coloring to each section according to your liking. We had to add quite a bit of food coloring to get a good, overall color! Then add your desired essential oils to each section. I used 3 drops of essential oils for each section. Store in glass containers in the refrigerator!


We used Tangerine, Lavender, Grapefruit, and Stress Away!

non toxic play doh with essential oils

*** Any mention of essential oils on my site is in reference to Young Living essential oils only! I cannot contest to the quality or purity of any other essential oils.