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!
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
- Combine the ingredients in a pan over a medium heat.
- Stir until the mixture becomes thick, like mashed potatoes
- Remove from the pan and allow to cool with a towel covering it so that it will not dry out
- Knead the dough for a good minute or two
- Roll out the dough flat to about 1 cm thick
- Use your shape cutters to create your shapes
- Punch out little holes for hanging with a straw
- 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