Natural Citrus Play Dough

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In my excitement for this new sulfate free all® and it's stain lifting powers, I decided to whip up a batch of our favorite homemade play dough (since I haven't made it for awhile and Bella has been asking for it). I've changed up the recipe a little, to make it more natural (with natural dyes and essential oils for scent) and we are absolutely loving it. No artificial colors or scents, only a few ingredients you can read (and probably already have in your pantry), and it's super easy to make too! Find the recipe below!

Natural Citrus Play Dough


2 Cups Flour

1/2 Cup Salt

1 1/2 Cups Water

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

1 fresh beet (if you're making pink grapefruit play dough)

20 drops grapefruit essential oil (if you're making pink grapefruit play dough)

1 teaspoon turmeric (if you're making yellow lemon play dough)

20 drops lemon essential oil (if you're making yellow lemon play dough)

Mix your flour and salt in a bowl and set aside. Add water into a pan along with the vegetable oil and bring your water to a rolling boil. If you're making pink (grapefruit) play dough, you'll want to add the beet quarters to the water then also, if you're making yellow (lemon) play dough, mix the turmeric into the water once it has reached a rolling boil. As soon as you take your boiling water off of the heat, add in your drops of essential oils. Slowly pour your boiling water mixture into the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula. Keep adding the water and work the dough until it feels like play dough. Remove from bowl and knead with your hands for 10 to 15 minutes on top of a counter-top or cutting-board to further mix the ingredients. Store your play-dough in an air tight bag or glass container. :)

The most important part of making this natural citrus play dough recipe is to have fun, and then you can use the all® fresh clean ESSENTIALS® to clean up your clothes afterwards! I also almost forgot to mention that in addition to being sulfate free, this detergent is also dye free and hypoallergenic! It delivers a powerful clean without the harshness and a deeper clean with it's active stain lifters.

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