How we developed the best natural play dough

How we developed the best natural play dough

Sparking Creativity with Conscious Ingredients

In the realm of childhood creativity, few things spark the imagination quite like play dough. It's the squishy, moldable substance that has been a staple in homes and classrooms for generations, fostering endless hours of imaginative play.

However, as parents and creators, we saw an opportunity to elevate this classic by using ingredients that are better for little hands and the planet.

At Little Larch, we set out to develop a natural play dough recipe that would not only inspire creativity but promote a healthier, more sustainable play experience.

Here's what sets our play dough apart:

Natural Dyes

Our play dough is proudly crafted using natural vegetable dyes, like purple potato, spirulina, and annatto. Unlike synthetic dyes, which can contain harmful chemicals, natural dyes offer a safer alternative with a lower environmental footprint. By opting for natural dyes, we ensure that our play dough is not only vibrant, but free from unnecessary additives.

Natural play dough by Little Larch

Essential Oils

Instead of synthetic fragrances, we harness the power of calming essential oils to enhance the sensory experience of our play dough. We carefully select essential oils that are approved for children under the age of 5, choosing scents that can promote relaxation and reduce stress. By incorporating essential oils into our play dough, we create a soothing atmosphere that encourages imaginative play and emotional well-being.

Kids playing with natural play dough

Biodegradable Glitter

We believe in glitter without guilt. That's why we opt for a plant-based biodegradable glitter that adds sparkle to our play dough without harming the planet. Unlike traditional plastic glitter, which can linger in the environment for years, our biodegradable glitter breaks down naturally, leaving behind no trace of microplastics. With our play dough, children can enjoy the magic of glitter without compromising the health of our planet.

Play dough made with biodegradable glitter

Transparent Ingredients Lists

As parents ourselves, we understand the importance of knowing exactly what goes into the products we bring into our homes. That's why we are committed to transparency when it comes to our ingredients. Unlike many toy brands that hide behind "proprietary" formulas, we proudly display our ingredients on our product packaging and website. We want parents to feel confident knowing that our play dough is made with safe, natural ingredients they can trust.

Little Larch play dough is more than just a toy – it's a testament to our commitment to creating a healthier, more sustainable planet for future generations. With every squish and squeeze, children not only engage in imaginative play but also learn the importance of conscious consumption. 



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