Handmade Scented Play Dough

Madison, Wisconsin

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Announcement    All orders for CHRISTMAS DELIVERY must be placed by DEC 6!

Welcome to ZDough! I hope you enjoy the vibrant colors, natural scents, and smooth texture of our amazing play dough. Squish, roll, and have a ball!


Last updated on Nov 30, 2021

All orders for CHRISTMAS DELIVERY must be placed by DEC 6!

Welcome to ZDough! I hope you enjoy the vibrant colors, natural scents, and smooth texture of our amazing play dough. Squish, roll, and have a ball!


Kira Ann Rama

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Kira Ann Rama


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About ZDough

Sales 2,387
On Etsy since 2014

ZDough: Handmade scented play dough for the young and the young at heart!

A few years ago I started making play dough with my daughter, Zadie, as a fun rainy day activity. I found it strangely satisfying. I loved helping her measure the ingredients, knead the still-warm dough, and hear her call, "Is it ready yet?!?" Soon I started experimenting with colors, adding scents, and perfecting my recipe. Zadie loved playing with it, so I figured, "Oh, maybe I'll just make another batch..." I also realized that I liked playing with it too. I would show my husband and friends my new concoctions and soon we'd all have dough in our hands, intently crafting our own masterpieces while chatting about the day's events. I started giving dough to our friends and neighbors, bringing it to play dates and making it with cousins. Zadie chose her favorite color for party favors at her birthday. It wasn't until late one night when I found all of the adults in my family sitting around the table playing with my play dough that it occurred to me that I wasn't the only person who found joy in the simple squishing and shaping of play dough. Finally I decided the time was right to cast a wider net and start a proper business.

The mother in me loves watching my daughter explore her world through the sensory experience of play dough. The elementary teacher in me thinks about all the ways play dough spurs her pretend play and makes her eager to pull out the letter stamps or cookie cutter shapes. The special education teacher in me welcomes the sensory experience play dough provides and the opportunity for her to "smooth out her feelings" when she's in a stormy mood. It has become my creative outlet and I have loved taking a vintage toy and turning it into something new, stimulating, and aesthetically pleasing.

When racking my mind for a name the only thing that came to mind was ZDough, after my Zadie. I never would have started making it if it weren't for her! I hope you enjoy ZDough as much as we have!

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  • Kira Ann Rama


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Last updated on January 24, 2018
Welcome to ZDough!

ZDough is a silky play dough made of household ingredients with vibrant colors and natural scents that provides the perfect medium for people to explore with all of their senses. Young children love to squish their fingers in it, older children can spend hours sculpting and building with it, and adults will enjoy the rich scents and smooth texture.

It is an excellent tool for:
- young children to play, build fine motor skills, and explore their creativity
- adults looking to de-stress by keeping their hands busy while their minds wander
- teachers, occupational therapists, and art therapists

Unlike traditional play dough, each ZDough variety has its own scent. These come from essential oils, spices and baking flavorings that add a new sensory experience to the fun of playing with the dough. It's perfect for young children who explore the world with all of their senses and adults who enjoy aromatherapy. The vibrant colors are derived from intensely pigmented food coloring, giving ZDough a unique look that children gravitate to.

ZDough will last for months when played with regularly and properly stored in the tins provided. Please don't hide it away though- ZDough is made without chemicals, so like other natural products it does not last forever! That is why every batch is made to order and meant to be opened within a week of purchase. If you'd like to order in advance (up to 2 months before an upcoming holiday, party or special event) just specify that in the Message to Seller area and I will wait to make and ship your ZDough until you need it.

While ZDough is made from all food-grade ingredients, it is not meant to be eaten. ZDough is a great product for the young (2 years) to the young at heart (100+!) As with all toys, adult supervision is important for the littlest play dough enthusiasts.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you experience problems with your order (not what you expected, damaged, etc.) please contact me immediately so that I can make it right for you. I only want the best for my customers and will work hard to resolve any problems you encounter with your order!
Direct Etsy checkout (Debit/Credit)
Etsy gift card
Each batch of ZDough is made to order to ensure quality and freshness. You will see a Delivery Date option in each listing so you can choose if you'd like your dough made and shipped when you place your order or if you'd like to wait until you need it for a holiday, party or special event. Feel free to Pre-Order up to 2 months in advance of the date your dough is needed.

I ship mostly via USPS First Class mail, Priority, or Flat Rate depending on which rate is the lowest for you. If you want Priority instead of First Class please message me prior to your order so I can update your shipping charge.

*Note* The shipping charge listed for each item is an estimate. While it is usually accurate, charges may vary due to the size of your order, the shipping location, and the type of package used. If the shipping cost for your particular order differs greatly from the amount initially charged I will refund those overages. If you have any questions regarding shipping charges please message me!
Additional policies and FAQs
ZDough will last for months when properly stored in the container provided. It does not dry out nearly as easily as traditional play dough, but if it does become dry simply lay a damp cloth over the dough and then knead it until it springs back to its smooth consistency! If the dough becomes too soft just pop it in the refrigerator and it will restore its silky texture.

If your order is a gift, please send me a Note to Seller so I can include a hand-written card with your sentiments in the package. Custom stamping and glitter add ons are available so your gift can truly be one-of-a-kind.

If you are happy with your order and would like to leave a review, you can do so in the Purchases & Reviews tab in your account.