I developed this easy and 100% Natural Play Dough Recipe for people with Sensitive Skin. Both my children suffer from Eczema in the cooler months, regular play dough tends to aggravate and irritate their skin (due to the large quantity of salt).
This recipe is completely Salt FREE, it’s also made using Natural Ingredients that actually HELP to soothe and treat the effects of Eczema! We use part of this recipe is a home remedy that has helped reduce the severity of Eczema outbreaks for my children.
- 3/4 cup of boiling water from the kettle
- 2/3 cup Quick Oats
- 3 tablespoons of Organic Coconut Oil
- 1 tablespoon of Honey
- 2 cups of Cornflour or Cornstarch
Simply mix the boiling water, Honey, Coconut Oil & Oats together and stir for 2 mins or until the oats have softened (you can use this mixture as a pre-bath scrub to help treat Eczema). Finally mix in the cornflour to form a dough.
This dough leaves your hands feeling smooth and silky. The dough itself is a soft texture almost identical to regular play dough…best of all it’s completely SAFE for little kids who occasionally like to taste their play dough.
You might choose to also try some natural food dyes like the ones found here ~ Homemade Food Colourings.
A little about the ingredients and why I choose to use them –
The honey is great for soothing itchy skin but it also acts as an antibacterial agent – helping the dough to remain fresh for up to 2 weeks when refrigerated in an airtight container.
The Coconut Oil is wonderful to keep the skin hydrated and moisturised, it also smells amazing and stops the dough from drying out.
The Oats – Oats help to protect the iterated skin as well as soothing any itching symptoms. Oats are used in many skincare products for helping to protect & heal sensitive skin.
The Water and Cornflour were used to emulsify the above ingredients to form the dough consistency.
I hope you find this recipe helpful – particularly for children who require natural and sensitive products.
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