I can’t tell you how excited I am to share with you my very own play dough recipe! This Skin Therapy Play Dough is amazing. It is incredibly easy to make, is less messy than typical play dough, smells like cookies, has no salt, and makes your skin feel heavenly.
I adapted my play dough recipe from this Pumpkin Pie Play Dough recipe by Akinson Drive.
Why I love Skin Therapy Play Dough?
I really believe that it is one of the best play dough recipes that I have ever made. I made three batches of this play dough, and my child played with it for hours! I can’t believe that this play dough is not only easy but:
- Fast to make
- Uses common ingredients. (If you don’t have coconut oil, just substitute olive oil. I buy my coconut oil from Amazon. Even though it is expensive compared to other oils, you can use it not only for baking but as a natural rash ointment for babies. It also smells heavenly.)
- It involves NO cooking (not even hot water).
- It has NO salt. Regular play dough can irritate sensitive skin, but this play dough conditions skin. (Note: This play dough needs to be stored in the refrigerator and has a shorter shelf-life as a result.)
- It is easy to clean up. I couldn’t believe that this play dough didn’t cause the normal play dough streaks on the table that ordinary play dough does. I also swept up the bits of play dough that fell on the floor with a broom, and the dough didn’t stick to the broom or the floor!)
- The wonderful smell makes this play dough perfect for pretend baking.
- Your skin feels moist and smells wonderful after playing with this play dough. You won’t want to put it down. The oatmeal and coconut oil are natural skin conditioners.
- The dough is easy to mold and has a great texture that is very similar to traditional play dough!
The Ingredients for Skin Therapy Play Dough:
- 1 cup (plus a couple Tbsp) All Purpose Flour
- 1 cup Water (If you want to color the play dough, add the food coloring to the water.)
- 2 cups Quick Oats
- 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Vanilla (opt.)
- 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder (opt.)
How to Make Skin Therapy Play Dough
- Mix one cup of the flour, quick oats, and vanilla.
- Add water and stir until the play dough forms a ball.
- Knead in the coconut oil one tablespoon at a time.
- Knead in the cocoa powder.
- If the play dough is too sticky add flour a tablespoon at a time to reach the desired consistency.
- Knead the play dough for around three minutes to make the dough elastic.
Store in the refrigerator and keep wrapped in an air tight container. Since this play dough does not have salt, it will not last as long as other play dough recipes. I would personally only keep it around a week and of course always check it carefully for a rancid odor or mold. I usually keep my play dough around 3 days.
If your play dough becomes sticky after time, you can add additional oil.
For an idea of how to play with this play dough be sure to check out my Cookie Dough Play Dough!
If you make Skin Therapy Play Dough I would love to hear what you think!
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I’m Bethany, a mom who loves to add magic to my kids’ lives by books, activities, and fun! Don’t miss out, you can join me online on Facebook or sign-up to have No Twiddle Twaddle delivered directly to your email inbox.