Activities that are scented with essential oils for kids. Perfect for play or sensory integration. Add scent and an extra sensory component for play!
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Essential oils can be incredibly helpful for kids, especially for those with Sensory Processing Disorder or sensory-seeking behaviors. There are many kid-safe oils for peace and calm to use in the house. Additionally, other oils can enhance sensory play with kids by adding a nice scent (this can also be great for celebrating the holidays!).
Activities Scented with Essential Oils for Kids
Essential oils are excellent for diffusing in the house with kids or making DIY gifts (like these awesome sugar scrubs), but can also be used during play! One of my children has a need for proprioceptive input which means he loves to rough-house, wrestle, chew and crash.
Items that are weighted are some of his favorite calming tools, and making a homemade sock buddy scented with essential oils is one of our favorite activities. We can decorate them differently for seasons and holidays, and use essential oils that coordinate. This Scented Snowman Sock Buddy is one of our favorites, and makes a great reading buddy.
More Kids Activities Using Essential Oils
Using Lavender Essential Oils for Calm
Calming Glitter Slime // Lemon Lime Adventures
Calming Lavender Scented Bubble Recipe // The Chaos and the Clutter
Calming Lavender Salt Writing Tray // The Art Kit Blog
Calming Lavender Playdough Recipe (with Seed Mix-Ins) // The Art Kit Blog
Calming Lavender Sensory Bin // The Chaos and the Clutter
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Sensory Bin // Parenting Chaos
How to Make Homemade Bath Crayons // Parenting Chaos
Calming Homemade Playdough Recipe for Kids // Crystal and Comp
More Fun Kids Activities with Essential Oils!
Germ Buster (A Fun Kids Activity) // The Art Kit Blog
Scented Halloween Crystals // Stem Powered Family
Wild Things Scented Monster Playdough // Preschool Powol Packets
Lemon Playdough // The Art Kit Blog
How to Use Essential Oils with a Fidget Spinner // The Art Kit Blog
Montessori Smell Bottles // The Natural Homeschool
Scented Edible Paints // Preschool Powol Packets
Lime Scented Playdough // The Art Kit Blog
Have so much with with these activities using essential oils for kids! What a fun way to add that extra sensory element to you play 🙂