Easiest-Ever Two-Ingredient Play Dough

40 May 26, 2015 - Aromatherapy, At Home, Infographics, Young Living Lifestyle

Many children are wrapping up the school year and heading into summer break this week. Keep your little ones’ minds inspired and active by helping them make this fun, kid-friendly DIY to break up summer boredom and boost creative play.


With only two ingredients, our essential oil-infused, two-ingredient play dough may be our easiest DIY yet! Grab your kids and a mixing bowl to make this fragrant, ultra-soft dough that will keep them busy for hours!



2 cups cornstarch

1 cup KidScents Lotion or Lavender Conditioner



  1. Place the cornstarch in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in the KidScents Lotion or Lavender Conditioner with clean hands until it holds together and becomes very smooth.
  3. Add more of either cornstarch or your choice of KidScents Lotion or Lavender Conditioner to adjust the consistency as needed.
  4. Kids can press the dough into molds, roll it out and cut it with cookie cutters, or sculpt it into any shape they can imagine!
  5. Store in an airtight container when not in use.

Young Living Play Dough

What fun activities are you going to enjoy with your kids during this summer break? Let us know in the comments

  • Kim

    AS for the therapeutic value of the oils (ie lavender supporting calm) how long does that last in the playdough?

    • Hey Kim! It honestly depends on how often you play with the play dough or how long you leave it out of its container. We imagine that the smell and oil will last for as long as the dough maintains its doughy texture and moisture. Hope that helps!

  • Have some “Good, Fun” with your kids.

  • Leslie

    This sounds great! I’m going to this as an activity with my grand children.

  • This is great! Can’t wait to make some.

  • Jeana

    What about adding Thieves to the play dough? Seems that would be a good idea since kids and surfaces can be holding germs.

    • Young Living

      Hi Jeana, To answer your question, Thieves essential oil is labeled for dietary use only. In the event a Young Living product is used in a manner not consistent with labeling, you should always use your best judgment. Please consult your health care professional if you have any concerns about use contrary to label provisions.

  • Krupa

    How do you get the colors without using harmful?
    i am using the normal one here

    • Young Living

      We recommend using natural dyes. You can find several online!

  • Ila

    Is there an age for this, Is it non toxic for the little ones in case the might try to eat it?

    • Young Living

      KidScents Lotion and Lavender Conditioner aren’t designed to be eaten, so if you are concerned about little ones putting this playdough in their mouths, we suggest waiting until they are older to try it.

  • Marlys

    Do you have suggestions to make mosquito/tick repellent

  • Candace Ciolino

    I love this!! So Simple, cant wait to make some!! Ive tried those difficult pintrest ones without success! But yet again YL make my life more simple!!

  • Terrie

    We look forward to trying this DIY Recipe. What a great idea!

    Thanks for passing this along to us!

  • Amanda

    Would lavender lotion work or does it need to be lavender conditioner?

    • Young Living

      Hi Amanda, the Lavender Hand & Body Lotion should also work!

  • Christina

    How do you get the colors without using harmful ingredients??

    • Young Living

      Hi Christina! We recommend using natural food dyes.

  • Dustie

    What did you use to color the Play Dough?

    • Young Living

      Hi Dustie – we suggest using natural food dyes. Have fun with this!

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