Calming Play Dough

September 26, 2017

Calming Play Dough

I know in my household, late afternoon can be a real struggle. Especially when it comes to hangry, emotional toddlers and young kids. It always seems to happen when you need two hands to cook dinner. For me, juggling a small baby and a toddler while making dinner is a nightmare. That was, until I started making my own Child Calming Play Dough!

Child Calming Remedy is a Certified Organic essential oil blend by Lively Living, designed specifically with children in mind. It uses 4 oils that are known to calm children (and adults) and restore emotional balance. 

Come late afternoon, when I need to be cooking dinner, I pull out our Child Calming Play Dough and let my toddler play, whilst allowing the Child Calming Remedy to help with her emotions. Not only do I know that she is getting the benefits of the essential oil, I know that it is kid safe and organic and is not made of any harmful additives or synthetic fragrance that always flares up her eczema. 


  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 2 Tbsp of Oil (any oil will do, coconut oil, vegetable oil, even olive oil)
  • 1/2 Cup of Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 1/2 Cup Boiling Water
  • Gel food colouring 
  • several drops of Child Calming Remedy
  1. - Pour flour into a bowl
  2. Add 1/2 cup of sald
  3. Mix in Cream of Tartar
  4. Add your oil (we used vegetable oil)
  5. Pour in boiling water
  6. Mix together until dough ball forms (let cool)
  7. Roll out the dough and add your gel food colouring and drops of Child Calming Remedy
  8. Use gloves and knead the dough until colouring is all mixed through

Store in an air tight container or zip lock bag between uses! 


Get your Child Calming Remedy here!

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