Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Aromatherapy Play Clay Recipe

In our Mindful Aromatherapy classes we use aromatherapy play clay with a variety of essential oils.  We often use lavender, peppermint, orange, and lemon.

The children create the recipe and select the essential oils and respond to questions. They learn to explore their environment through all of their senses.

Play Clay Recipe


  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 cups salt
  • 2 tablespoons of essential oils
  • 4 cups flour


Instructions: Knead ingredients together until clay texture appears. Give each child a portion of the clay, and allow them to choose an oil to add.  Add 1-2 drops of desired oil to clay. After the child is done bag and label the clay, then refrigerate to prolong life of aroma and clay texture.