All Natural Homemade PlayDough Recipe | Ball Mason Jars

Clean. Natural. actually Good

This maker lady may squeeze in some time to whip up lots of homemade goodies but lets be real, the girls are still playing with Christmas themed cookie cutters and I’m not telling if you won’t. Ya’ll this recipe is INSANELY simple and I am just over the moon excited about keeping those fun play dough traditions alive for my little ones without those harsh and harmful chemicals absorbing into their sweet, healthy bodies.

the facts:

  • Our skin absorbs 60% of the chemicals in the products our skin comes into contact with, and those chemicals go directly into your bloodstream

    Common store-bought play dough Ingredients include:

    • Surfactant, Borax, Petroleum, Artificial Colors

    Surfactant-Prolonged exposure of skin to surfactant can cause skin chaffing because it disrupts the lipid coating that protects our skin and other cells.

    Petroleum- Petroleum impurities are linked to breast cancer. Petroleum and mineral oil may interfere with the bodys moisturizing mechanism leading to dry, chapped skin.

    Borax- Ingestion of Borax can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headaches and skin rashes.

    Artificial Colors-Sensitivity to artificial colors can cause skin rashes. Ingestion of artificial colors (such as Blue #1, Blue #2, Citrus Red #2, Green #3, Red #3, Red #40, Yellow #5 and Yellow #6) have been shown to cause: hyperactivity, anxiety, migraines, cancer, kidney tumors (in mice), brain gliomas (in mice), bladder tumors (in mice), testicle tumors (in mice), thyroid cancer, immune system tumors (in mice), and adrenal tumors.

                        source via: Living Traditionally; traditional living in modern society

“If I could only make ONE great choice daily, I’d choose it for my children day in and day out.” -MZ

All Natural Homemade PlayDough

All Natural PlayDough Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup Distilled Water

  • 1/2 cup Spelt Flour

  • 1/4 cup Pink Himalayan Salt

  • 1/2 tbsp Cream of Tartare

  • 1/2 tbsp Coconut Oil { our favorite Dr. Bronners! }

Additional Optional Ingredients:

  • all natural dying from mother nature: strawberry (red) , blackberry (purple), collards (green) turmeric (yellow) cacao powder (brown)

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Mix all of your ingredients in a saucepan over low heat and cook whilst mixing until it all clumps together into a ball. (Aprrox 3 min.)

YES—THATS IT YA’LL! The fun part for us was playing with our water/natural fruit juice ratio to create the most beautiful natural colors for our play dough! You can also use natural fruit/veg powders instead. So many possibilities.

We store our All Natural Homemade PlayDough in our favorite Ball Mason Jar 4oz/quarter pint jars. They’re easy to find, air tight and sustainable. An absolute staple in our home, find yours here!