Make DIY Play Dough Adults Will Love, Too

Mix up a batch of this essential oil-scented dough and feel the stress melt away. 

By: Moriah Angott
Related To:

I couldn’t tell you how many times I wished I had more play dough as a kid. So when I learned how simple it was to make my own as an adult, I was basically living the dream. With just 10 minutes and some baking supplies, along with your favorite essential oils, you can have a totally grown-up version. See how easily it all comes together: 

Scented Play Dough 01:00

Adding essential oils to play dough makes it as fragrant as it is fun. 

The added essential oils cover up the not-so-great salt dough smell and are perfect for everyday stress relief. The best news? That means you don’t have to buy one of those boring old stress balls for your desk. And hey, if you want to make this kid-safe, just leave out the essential oil. Not only is it non-toxic, but it’s also edible. (I’m just not saying it’ll taste great.)

Next Up

Make This Super-Cute DIY Fabric Garland This Weekend

Dress up almost anything with fabric scraps and twine. Here's how.

Nature's Perfect Craft Supply: 12 Dressed-Up Pinecone Ideas

Pick up pinecones from your yard to make these adorable seasonal crafts.

Macrame for Dummies: 5 Easy DIYs for Newbies

Even if you're not a DIY ninja, you can still create your own version of these 70's decor staples with one of these easy DIY projects we've rounded up.

Embrace Flapper Style With A DIY Roaring '20s Headband

Add flair to a costume or party outfit with this simple-to-make headband.

Set Up a DIY Baby Shower Onesie Station

Skip the awkward baby shower games and treat Mom to a set of adorable, handmade baby clothes.

19 Thanksgiving Crafts the Kids Haven't Tried Yet

The turkey's prepped, the table's set, now it's time to get ready for those pint-sized guests. 

21 Ways to Make the Most of Leap Day

Wondering what to do with that extra day? We've come up with 21 ideas that are practical, rewarding and probably overdue.

8 Wine Projects Olivia Pope Would Approve Of

In celebration of Scandal’s triumphant return, we've rounded up DIY wine-inspired projects that Olivia Pope would approve of.

5 No-Bake Energy Bites That Make Snacking Smarter

Make five easy variations on one base recipe for a healthy snack that's anything but boring.

Make Old Furniture New Again With These Designer Tips

Revitalize thrift store finds with these modern fixes.

Meet the Team

Get to know the talented writers and editors of HGTV's show and design blog. 

Go Behind the Blog

From the Archives

Take a look back at our past posts, from entertaining and design trends to up-and-coming HGTV shows.  

Read All Our Past Posts

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

On TV

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Fixer Upper

1pm | 12c

Fixer Upper

2pm | 1c

Fixer Upper

3pm | 2c

Fixer Upper

4pm | 3c

Fixer Upper

5pm | 4c

Fixer Upper

6pm | 5c

House Hunters

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Home Town

8pm | 7c

Home Town

9pm | 8c

Rehab Addict

10pm | 9c

Rehab Addict

10:30pm | 9:30c

Bahamas Life

11pm | 10c

Bahamas Life

11:30pm | 10:30c

Home Town

12am | 11c

Rehab Addict

1am | 12c

Rehab Addict

1:30am | 12:30c

Bahamas Life

2:30am | 1:30c

Home Town

3am | 2c

Vintage Flip

4:30am | 3:30c

Watch Live TV

Don't miss your favorite shows.

Live Stream HGTV Now

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.