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About the Women Behind Aroma Dough® Diane and Maryanne

The Inventors of Gluten Free Playdough were Diane (Sidabras) Scott and Maryanne Gallagher who invented the product back in 1992. The two California moms developed Aroma Dough® for their own children who'd suffered my extreme peanut allergies and ADHD. They initially started mixing up batches of it in their garages and selling them in tubs at craft shows. A few years later they had a fully operational manufacturing plant in Southern California selling nationwide as well as internationally through specialty toy shops and big names stores such as Price Club, Sam’s Wholesale Clubs The Right Start Catalog and Discovery Toys. Their Made in the U.S.A. production philosophy captured the attention of parents who want quality products for their children.

Having a child with ADHD, Diane developed the first Gluten-Free Playdough formula and it can be delivered straight from their manufacturing plant to your door....fresh....safe and fun for the whole family! Aroma Dough brings out the kid in YOU.

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I've often been asked how we came up with the idea of Aroma Dough. Back in 1992, before anyone even knew about aroma therapy or "gluten-free", our son was diagnosed with severe allergies, ADHD and Celiac's. We developed the formula to make modeling dough gluten-free for him and we created natural aromas to include in our product. Our children have grown up, successful in spite of the challenges we faced with allergies and medical conditions. Our youngest, Stefanie, you might recognize her from the popular show "ANT FARM" on The Disney Channel, Insidious 3, JEM & the Holograms (she's vegan and natural foodie), Trent is an attorney (he still loves chocolate chip cookies) and our oldest Troy is a Golf Pro (who still has Celiac's but is a great cook). I hope I can inspire others to dream big, never take "no" for an answer and if you can dream it you can do it.

(below) 2017 Diane and her grown kids, Troy, Stefanie, Trent
Diane (Sidabras) Scott, Inventor of Aroma Dough®