I had a fun project with my littles this past weekend. We made chakra play dough and added essential oils to each one that best facilitates the individual chakras. So for the root chakra (our red play dough)-the chakra associates with grounding, balance, feeling safe and secure we added an essential oil blend with ginger in it. For our Sacral chakra (orange play dough)- the chakra that harness our emotional and creative energy we used some lemongrass oil. The solar plexus (yellow play dough)-the chakra of personal will and power we added some rosemary oil. For the heart chakra (green play dough)-the chakra of compassion and love we used rose oil. The throat chakra (light blue play dough)-the chakra of expression and communication we used peppermint oil. For the third eye chakra (dark blue play dough)-the chakra of perception, intuition, and inspiration we added frankincense oil. Lastly for the crown chakra (purple play dough)-the chakra of wisdom and transcendence we used lavender oil. This was such a fun way to introduce my littles to what chakras even are, as well as introduce them to a range of amazing essential oils, but with a relatable twist with their favorite… play dough! I will note however that it is advised that children under 12 should never be exposed to eucalyptus oil and even peppermint oil should be avoided for children under 6. I add very little however and have never had issues with my children and the peppermint oil play dough. Every child is different though, so perhaps stay away from those oils all together and defiantly ALWAYS make sure to wash your littles hand after play dough playtime.  Other than that one side note, this project is a fun activity to do together with your children to bond and to introduce them to both essential oils and chakras.

Namaste!

Chakra Play dough

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1cup of flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 t of cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup of salt
  • 1 T of coconut (or olive) oil
  • Food coloring
  • Essential oils of choice

Directions

Combine flour, water, cream of tartar, salt, oil in a pot over medium heat. This combination will have the consistency of pancake batter. Keep mixing while it heats up, then after about 5 min or so the mixture will turn into a ball of play dough consistency. Remove the dough ball from the pan onto some wax paper. After the dough ball cools your going to separate the dough into 7 different dough balls and add color to each ball for the colors that represent the different chakras red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, purple. Then add the essential oils to each ball that goes with the oil that represents each chakra. store in a dry air tight container.

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