Organic, super soft play dough bath soap
If you have never heard of play dough bath soap you are seriously missing out! There are a few quite expensive organic brands that stock these deliciously squishy, doughy balls that double up as bubble bath, and soap but can also be used as shampoo, and having spent a small fortune on it over the last few months I was determined to try a recipe - and here it is!
* Organic baby bath soap (you can get this on special in the supermarket for less than $2.50). A whole bottle will make approximately $20 worth of play dough, if you had purchased it at the shop
* essential oils
If you are really desperate to start on the recipe and don't have cornflour, then baby talcum powder also works well, however is generally full of some fragrances and things that I wouldn't like to use. In addition to the questionable health issues raised surrounding talc powders in general.
I do not recommend that children help in the mixing stage as the powder is quite fine and you don't want them breathing it in! But they are ok to help once you have mixed everything together and it is soft and pliable like play dough. You can mix in equal parts organic baby soap and cornflour, experimenting with the ratio's until it is the consistency of a soft dough, and it can be stored for at least a few weeks in small air-tight containers in the bathroom.
Check which essential oils are safe for your little one, and only use a few drops at a time. The ones that we have used include; lavender, lemon and wild orange 100% pure essential oils, and they smell magnificent! Good luck!
'Artist Mum' is a writer, university tutor, musician, artist, life coach and unschool advocate who has worked with over 700 women to change the way that they live their lives. Artist Mum also runs 'Start Homeschooling Australia' and 'Teen Homeschooling Australia' supporting families to educate from home. She is raising her 4 children (one now an adult!) with 'Musician husband'. Now living by the seaside, building a growing tribe and working towards a more equitable and sustainable way of living.
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