⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Looking to pamper yourself with homemade exfoliating body scrubs? Discover 4 easy and luxurious DIY recipes to achieve silky smooth skin!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Looking to pamper yourself with homemade exfoliating body scrubs? Discover 4 easy and luxurious DIY recipes to achieve silky smooth skin!

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: Home Economics/Health and Wellness

Objective: Students will explore the benefits of exfoliating body scrubs and learn how to create their own natural and nourishing scrubs using simple ingredients.

Materials Needed:
- Internet access for research
- Recipe cards or handouts for each student
- Ingredients for the DIY body scrubs (e.g., sugar, salt, coconut oil, essential oils, coffee grounds, etc.)
- Mixing bowls, spoons, and containers for the scrubs
- Writing materials for reflection


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of exfoliating and its benefits for maintaining healthy skin.
- Show students pictures or examples of different exfoliating body scrubs to spark their interest.

2. Brainstorming Session (15 minutes):
- Engage students in a brainstorming session to generate ideas for natural ingredients that can be used in DIY body scrubs.
- Encourage them to think about different skin types and the specific needs of their skin when selecting ingredients.

3. Research and Recipe Selection (20 minutes):
- Provide students with resources (books, articles, or online sources) to research various DIY body scrub recipes.
- Instruct them to explore and gather information about different ingredients, benefits, and variations of homemade scrubs.

4. Recipe Creation and Preparation (60 minutes):
- Have students select one recipe or create their own unique body scrub recipe using the ingredients provided.
- Instruct them to follow the recipe instructions and measure the ingredients accurately.
- Allow students to mix their ingredients in bowls, ensuring proper blending and consistency.

5. Application and Self-Care (30 minutes):
- Instruct students to apply their homemade body scrub to a small section of their skin (e.g., hands, arms, or legs).
- Encourage them to gently massage the scrub onto their skin in circular motions, focusing on any rough or dry areas.
- Remind students to rinse off the scrub thoroughly and moisturize their skin afterward.

6. Reflection and Writing (15 minutes):
- Have students reflect on their DIY body scrub experience.
- Instruct them to write a short paragraph or create a visual representation of their reflections, focusing on the effectiveness of the scrub, how it made their skin feel, and any personal preferences for future use.

7. Presentation and Sharing (15 minutes):
- Allow students to share their body scrub recipes and experiences with the class.
- Encourage them to explain the benefits of their chosen ingredients and any modifications they made to the original recipe.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2: Write informative/explanatory texts.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence.
- CCSS.HEALTH.9-12.5: Demonstrate behaviors that avoid or reduce health risks.

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