Who doesn't love Play-Dough? Why not bump it up a notch? This week, the H, J, and I made a fun little project. I searched the darkest corners of the internet in search for a great Play-Dough recipe that I could tweak to fit my needs - and I found a winner!
So, here's the deal, when I get home from work, I usually sit J in his kitchen booster seat at the island, and start up on dinner. Sometimes he'll play with cups, sometimes, he'll eat; I'll take whatever I can get to distract him. I wanted to give him something that will help his motor skills and keep him in a calm mood (instead of getting antsy, which he usually does when I'm cooking). I decided to make him this awesome Play-Dough recipe and add lavender essential oil to 1) keep him calm and 2) keep him clean (it's anti-bacterial).
We have been using this recipe for a week, and it is still super soft and just like store bought, except better!
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Salt
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
2 Teaspoons of Cream of Tartar (it's in the spice aisle, took forever for us to find it; "cream" threw us off)
Couple drops of Lavender Essential Oil
1. Pour all ingredients into a sauce pan.
2. Stir until mixed well.
3. Put on low heat and keep stirring until it forms a ball.
4. Remove from heat and knead until it's ready.
Recipe from the blog, "We Love Being Moms!," I added to EO tweak.
The whole process took no more than 10 minutes, and it works great. J plays with it at his booster seat while I cook and he always stops and sniffs it. The lavender scent has really held up to. It's just as strong as it was a week ago!
What I listened to while writing:
Two Step by Dave Matthews Band
Bartender by Dave Matthews Band
Get essential oils here - I use this brand!
Aromatherapy Top 6 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Basic Sampler Essential Oil Gift Set- 6/10 Ml (Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint)