Playdough is a hit in this house. I don’t have time to cook and cool Playdough so we stick to the non cooked variety. Once left to sit for 15 minutes or played with it quickly resembles a very similar consistency to the conked variety. 
This is a favourite here – colored and scented!!! There is something extra fun about scented Playdough! Here we have lemon, peppermint, orange, coconut, rose water and plain scented dough. I just use Queen essences available at any grocery store however specialty cake stores have a huge range of essences and oils available. You would easily be able to find a scent for every color of the rainbow. 
This makes a nice alternative to chocolate gifts this Easter! 

Scented Playdough

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mixer
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10


Something a little different to ordinary playdough!



  • 400g flour, you may need a little extra
  • 220g fine salt
  • 250g water
  • 30g oil
  • Colouring of choice
  • Essence or oil of choice for each colour
  • Rubber gloves


  1. Add everything to the bowl.
  2. Blitz on speed 7 until just combined.
  3. Lock lid. Knead for two minutes.
  4. Remove dough from bowl and divide into 6 balls.
  5. You can use your machine to knead the colours through but I use my hands for this step. If using the machine, keep in mind color transfer from ball to ball. You may need to do a quick rinse and dry between each one.
  6. Place gloves on and place a little of the coloring and essence onto the ball of dough. Work through with hands until incorporated. I find placing the colouring directly on the bench and rolling the dough in it then work through with hands tends to be quicker and more even finish.
  7. Repeat for all balls.
  8. If you find the coloring and essence have made the dough too wet just add a little extra flour to the dough and knead in. You may find this with weaker scents and needing to add more in.
  9. Store in a container in the fridge.

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