Organic Chapstick Activity Days
We were covering Developing Talents #9 and here is the run down of what we did:
The requirement was to cover personal health, grooming (and modesty) and good nutrition. So, I used my handy dandy For the Strength of Youth pamphlet to help with that. It makes it super easy and you don't have to worry about anyone's opinion. And anything that isn't covered you can just refer them back to their parents! So, I probably spent about 10 minutes going over the topics from FTSOY, asked a few questions, tried to keep it upbeat instead of scary or awkward.
Chapstick Labels (PDF)
The labels- I printed them on standard address labels. They don't stick well if the ingredients are on the tube, so attach them first.
Chapstick Recipe (PDF)
Chapstick Recipe (Word Doc)
One full batch makes about 10 tubes.
Printable Poster Pages (Word Doc)
Printable Poster Pages(PDF)
(I just printed it on plain paper then attached it to some cute scrapbook paper.)
You can buy the chapstick tubes or lip gloss tubs from one of these sites:
A few notes in case you want to do this activity:
*you could do it with a large group if they are broken down into smaller groups. They have to move quickly after you fill the tube so the next girl can get in before the stuff cools and has to be remelted. So you need some space.
*grating the beeswax is what takes the longest in the whole process. So, plan on that or do it ahead of time.
*make sure the girls keep the tubes upright after filling. We capped them to prevent spills, but some of the girls laid theirs sideways and I didn't see it. So it cooled wonky and they have to remelt them so they can get them to work properly.
*adjust the recipe as needed. If you can find lip gloss containers just use more coconut oil and less beeswax. If you live somewhere hot don't change it too much. Coconut oil melts at 76°, so the more you use the less stable your recipe. You can use any good oils or butters to replace what I used. I would suggest cocoa butter as a substitute, almond oil instead of jojoba, and if you need to leave out the shea butter no big deal.
*I use doTerra's essential oils. Frankly, after a ton of research, they are the ONLY EO's I will use. They are pure, and I have not yet found any others that are. Please do not use any that are from a local store, most of the brands you can pick up off a shelf have 90% or more fillers, and usually those are alcohol. You DO NOT want the girls licking that!