Gluten Free PLAY DOUGH! WHY?

When my daughter was diagnosed coeliac at only 14 months old I went on a mission to find the best gluten free play dough recipe, as we all know gluten free flour ain’t the same as normal flour. So, after many experiments and recipes we have a dough the kiddos will play for hours and keeps really well too, and I know it’s safe for my beautiful daughter!

Did you know when kids play with play dough it gets stuck under their nails and no doubt some gets absorbed into their skin. The carers at her childcare used to say ‘I’ll keep an eye on her she doesn’t eat it’ 😳 which wasn’t good enough for me!! Gawddd! Not to mention the colourings that are used 😫 don’t get me started!!

Using a natural food colouring like the Hopper colours will put your mind at ease, being all natural and not to mention they have beautiful colours!

Adding Essential Oils to you dough can take it to a whole new level. Not only do the kiddos experience the different aromas while playing, I have found it also preserves it for longer, so they get way more use out of it. Win win I say!


1 cup rice flour
1 cup con flour
1 cup salt
4 tspn cream of tartar
2 cups hot water
2 tspn vegetable oil
doTERRA Essential Oil
Food colouring (I prefer to use natural food colouring made from real food products)


  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat (it seems really really runny to star with but it will come together - trust me!) until it is all combined well and a dough consistency is reached.

  2. Let it cool before adding colouring and essential oils. 

    Essential Oils to try: Lavender, Eucalyptus, On Guard, Geranium, Tea Tree, Wild Orange. All these suggestion will support them emotionally in some way. There are beautifully blended oils that have been specifically designed to support them if you’re interested. Pop over here to find out more

  3. Store in an air tight container and adding antibacterial essential oils will prolong the life.

If you don’t have doTERRA in your life yet and would love to get your hands on these beautiful essential oils and everything else doTERRA has to offer, I’d love to help you! Simply email me and we can work out what’s best for you to start with.

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