I live alone with my preschooler in an off-grid cabin on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia.
"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Scented play dough recipe
I make play dough for my daughter and this is my recipe. 1 cup flour; 1/2 cup salt; 1 cup water ( may be tinted with food colouring); 1 Tablespoon sunflower oil; 2 teaspoons cream of tarter; 3-5 drops essential oil ( I use lavender for it's calming properties) Mix together the flour, salt, water, oil and cream of tarter in a medium saucepan. With a spoon stir the mixture over medium heat until it thickens. Drop in scented oil and knead with a touch of flour for about 2-3 minutes. I store it in former commercial play dough canisters and it lasts forever if put away promptly after play. All of the ingredients are in my kitchen and that makes it for me the frugal choice. This recipe I gleaned from a book titled, "Natural Beauty at Home," by Janice Cox.