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Monday, March 15, 2010

Mohdoh: A Combination of Playdoh and Aromatherapy for Children

What exactly is mohdoh?  I recently became aware of mohdoh when I was reading a Penny Price Aromatherapy (U.K.) group newsletter, so I thought it was worth a mention, as I am sure that many people haven't heard of it.  In fact, outside of the U.K., it probably isn't that well known.

Mohdoh combines aromatherapy with play and color therapy to promote the natural healing of many health problems such as colds and flu, anxiety, travel sickness and insomnia, according to the mohdoh (U.K) web site.  It is described as "mouldable aromatherapy".  Although it was apparently 'discovered' when an insightful mother added lavender oil to her child's playdoh (modeling clay) to calm him down, mohdoh is marketed as being suitable for both children and adults (playdoh figures are shown in the photo above, although please note this isn't mohdoh, it is simply to demonstrate what playdoh looks like).

Color therapy, for those who study other therapies, is also known to heal the body on various levels.  Some colors make us feel calmer, some uplifting and some energizing.  For example, red is a very energizing color, blue and green are 'calming' colors and yellow is uplifting.  Combined with the power of essential oils, in a mouldable dough, mohdoh is said to be capable of helping to relax, focus or relieve the symptoms of coughs and colds, depending on the essential oils used.

Since training in aromatherapy, I have learned to try and market aromatherapy in different ways to reach different people, especially in the U.S. where aromatherapy is not as well practiced in its true healing sense, as it is in the U.K. and Europe.  So, discovering mohdoh was a further revelation for me!

I think it is a very practical and useful way of introducing children to aromatherapy - and I wouldn't mind giving it a go myself, so may just have to pick some up on my next visit to the U.K.!

As far as I know, and please post me a comment if you know different, mohdoh doesn't seem to be widely available in the U.S.

For further information, visit the mohdoh (U.K.) web site.

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