Grades 5-12 (Mini Kit)
Beeswax is a valuable by-product of honey harvesting. Beeswax is used in the production of candles, cosmetics, artists’ materials, electronics, lubricants, polishes, inks, and paints. This kit includes common ingredients used to make beeswax lip balm. The mini kit is perfect for one student or a small group of students. Kit contains enough supplies for 6-8 tubes of lip balm. Looking for enough materials for a classroom? The original Beeswax Lip Balm kit contains enough resources for 36-48 tubs of lip balm.
The Beeswax Lip Balm kit includes:
- Beeswax pellets
- Coconut oil
- Shea butter
- Stir sticks
- French Vanilla flavor oil
- Lip balm tubes
- Lip balm tube labels
Purchase additional flavor oils, Lavender essential oil, or Beeswax Pellets to create other products using Beeswax. For inspiration check out our Pinterest Board: Made with Beeswax or Pinterest: Beeswax.
Label Hints: Students can create their own label for the lip balm tubes. The image size is approximately 2 1/8 X 1 11/16 (2.125 x 1.6875). Replace the image on the template with the images created by your students. Make sure that you select LANDSCAPE when you print. Run a few test prints on a sheet of blank paper. Hold the test print up to a label sheet to see how the alignment falls. You may need to play with the settings. View sample Beeswax Lip Balm Label or Soy Wax Lip Balm Label.
Lesson plans associated with this it can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.