Lavender playdough

Elsie and I are both Virgos and we are feeling this particular full moon a lot.

So today it was about winding down the pace as much as possible, reflecting and expressing some creative joy. We ate well, drank lots of water, napped, laughed, smudged, and made lavender playdough.

I adapted a recipe from the Imagination Tree to be suitable for winter (sadly, no fresh lavender growing in our yard right now – sigh.)


Elsie really enjoyed this activity as she’s keenly interested in all the goings on in the kitchen. Mixing is the thing to do right now.

And here it is:

Lavender Playdough

2 cups flour

1/2 cup salt

2 tbsp olive oil (0r whatever you have)

2 tbsp cream of tartar

1 to 1.5 cups of boiling water (start with 1 cup then add a little at a time after that)

1/2 tsp gel food colouring

1 tsp of glycerine

1 – 2 tbsp of dried lavender buds (we got ours from Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery here in beautiful Norfolk County)

Few drops of lavender essential oil

Mix the dry ingredients (I let Elsie do this step and she mastered the task beautifully). Add the oil and stir through till your flour is a bit crumbly. Add the boiling water and stir until lumps are gone and you start to have a smooth-ish lump of dough. Begin to knead in the dried lavender buds, colouring if you’re adding it, and essential oil . Keep kneading till the colour is consistent and you have a smooth ball of playdough.

Take in the aroma of lavender and pretend it’s summer.



Happy full moon in Virgo, friends ❤


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