Last year for Christmas I made a garland out of these baking soda clay ornaments (honestly, I kept them hanging up all year!) Then last week, one of our readers sent me a question: Could we add essential oils to scent the clay? I love that idea! You guys are so creative!


She gave it a go… and she said they smell amazing! How cool is that?! I think that a scented clay decoration could be used in so many ways – not just for a Christmas tree! Decorate your home, make a necklace, gift tags..  Get create, give try it a try – and see what you come up with!

Need more inspiration? Click here to check out my Pinterest board for some fun ideas!

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Scented Baking Soda Clay

For step-by-step pictures, check out the Baking Soda Clay Garland I made last year


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 3/4 cups water


  1. Combine the ingredients in a pan over a medium heat.
  2. Stir until the mixture becomes thick, like mashed potatoes
  3. Remove from the pan and allow to cool with a towel covering it so that it will not dry out
  4. Knead the dough for a good minute or two
  5. Roll out the dough flat to about 1 cm thick
  6. Use your shape cutters to create your shapes
  7. Punch out little holes for hanging with a straw
  8. Bake at 80 degrees C. for about 40 minutes, flipping over a few times

Make it scented:

  • After the clay has dried – add a few drops of your favorite essential oils

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