I’ve never heard of it until today. Buuuut, if I was to really think about it, that’s not entirely true. Therapy dough is basically a putty or dough that has essential oils added to it. Without the essentials oils, it’s basically playdough or modelling clay! Modelling clay has all sorts of benefits for children – increases creativity, promotes relaxation, helps with focus, promotes sensory development, etc.
So now that I think about it, therapy dough isn’t quite so weird is it? It’s basically playdough in a more adult centric format. You are expected to fiddle with it- shape it, stretch it, roll it, squeeze it – while going about your usual activities, and enjoy the scents from the oils while reducing stress and anxiety.
The therapy dough from the pinch me brand, comes in these cute little jars. They have several scents available for your pleasure.
The therapy dough on offer from “The Squeeze” claims to be made with natural products like olive oil, epsom salts and mediterranean sea salt.
This one from Aroma Dough claims to be gluten free and hypoallergenic.
As you can see there are a multitude of options available. But I suppose if you have kids at home who are into playdough, you could always plop down and play with them for a bit, or borrow some from their stash. Additionally, you can make your own at home, if you want to try this type of sensory play therapy.
What do you think? Are you up for trying something like this? Do you know anyone who would love this as a gift?
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