⁣⁣Lesson Plan: DIY Candy Cane EOS Lip Balm: Make Your Own Festive and Nourishing Lip Care!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: DIY Candy Cane EOS Lip Balm: Make Your Own Festive and Nourishing Lip Care!

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: Chemistry/Health and Wellness

Objective: Students will explore the chemistry behind lip balm and engage in a hands-on activity by making their own candy cane-flavored EOS lip balm. They will learn about the ingredients and their benefits while understanding the importance of lip care for overall wellness.

Materials Needed:
- Beeswax pellets or grated beeswax
- Coconut oil
- Sweet almond oil or jojoba oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Red food coloring (optional)
- Empty EOS lip balm containers
- Double boiler or microwave-safe bowl
- Stirring utensil
- Measuring spoons
- Labels or stickers for lip balm containers


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of lip care and the benefits of using lip balm.
- Ask students if they have ever used EOS lip balm or other lip care products.

2. Chemistry of Lip Balm (15 minutes):
- Introduce the chemistry behind lip balm, discussing the role of ingredients like beeswax, oils, and essential oils.
- Explain the purpose of each ingredient, such as providing moisturization, sealing in moisture, and adding flavor or scent.

3. DIY Candy Cane EOS Lip Balm Recipe (30 minutes):
- Share the recipe for candy cane EOS lip balm with the students:
a. In a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 tablespoons of beeswax pellets or grated beeswax.
b. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil or jojoba oil to the melted beeswax. Stir well.
c. Add 15-20 drops of peppermint essential oil for flavor and scent. Adjust the amount according to personal preference.
d. (Optional) Add a few drops of red food coloring to create a candy cane effect. Stir well.
e. Carefully pour the mixture into empty EOS lip balm containers. Allow it to cool and solidify.

4. Hands-on Lip Balm Making (30 minutes):
- Allow students to follow the recipe and make their own candy cane EOS lip balm.
- Provide the necessary materials and assist students as needed, ensuring they follow the instructions and safety guidelines.
- Encourage students to personalize their lip balm containers with labels or stickers.

5. Lip Balm Benefits and Wellness (15 minutes):
- Instruct students to research the benefits of using lip balm for overall lip health and wellness.
- Ask them to share their findings and discuss the importance of lip care in maintaining healthy and hydrated lips.

6. Reflection and Discussion (15 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion on the chemistry behind the lip balm-making process.
- Ask students to explain the purpose of each ingredient and how they contribute to the final product.
- Discuss the importance of understanding ingredient labels and selecting lip care products that suit individual needs.

7. Creative Extensions (30 minutes):
- Challenge students to create their own unique lip balm flavors by experimenting with different essential oils or combinations.
- Instruct them to document their recipes and describe the characteristics and benefits of their custom-made lip balms.

8. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Conclude the lesson by emphasizing the connection between chemistry and personal care products like lip balm.
- Encourage students to continue exploring the science behind other DIY beauty and wellness products.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-12.3: Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-12.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information.

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