We already had green play dough on hand, making this eucalyptus play dough super easy to whip up! All I had to do was add a couple drops of eucalyptus essential oil to our Play Doh brand play dough. You could also make homemade play dough if you prefer. Then, just add a few drops of the eucalyptus.
I personally LOVE Play Doh brand play dough! We purchase ours for under $1 at Walmart. I love that I can buy one container at a time and add whatever scent I want. I love that I don't have to worry about Rosie mixing colors. I love that once it gets dirty I can toss it and open a fresh container! Also, when making homemade play dough from scratch you need LOTS of food coloring to get anywhere near a desired color. I love the vibrancy of the store bought stuff!
The girls play with play dough daily so this was a great way to incorporate the essential oil into their Winter play. If your little ones are anything like mine, they probably have stuffy, runny noses all Winter long! Adding a bit of eucalyptus essential oil to daily activities is a great way to clear the airways, and provide some soothing relief.
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If you do not have eucalyptus essential oil, it can be purchased here or at most major department stores and pharmacies. The bottle we purchased last year has lasted a really long time as you only need a few drops to transform ordinary play into soothing play!