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Spa Science: Self-Care Science Projects (STEAM Focus)

Miss April
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(77)
In this ongoing course, learners will expand their definition of scientific roles and explore cosmetic chemistry by making do-it-yourself self-care projects such as bath salts, lip balm, perfume and more.

Class experience

US Grade 1 - 4
I have a love for all things beauty related. And I enjoy finding ways of making something special to enjoy rather than having to go spend the money in the stores. Through my own learning, I have developed an interest in understanding ingredients and their benefits. 
Mermaid Bath Bomb: 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup citric acid, 1/3 cup cornstarch, 2 tbsp iridescent glitter, 2 tbsp fractionated coconut oil (https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Solutions-Liquid-Coconut-16-Ounce/dp/B017DT4HM2/ref=sr_1_4_sspa?keywords=fractionated+coconut+oil&linkCode=ktl&linkId=5f503509ff9ec40ec24583af8141cbbd&qid=1689904264&rdc=1&sr=8-4-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&psc=1), gel food coloring, lavendar essential oil, water, bath molds (preferably about 2.5") (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2UAZB4/ref=twister_B08D9453FZ?_encoding=UTF8&th=1)

Make your own perfume: rubbing alcohol, water, essential oils (examples: lavender, peppermint, sweet orange, ginger), 1 oz spray bottle (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VV21G4?tag=glueglit-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B000VV21G4&adid=1T67JSPENCYW53W31M7Y&), liquid measuring cup, tape, paper, markers

Kool-aid Lip Balm: 4 tbsp coconut oil, 1 packet Kool-Aid mix, 1 tbsp water, 2 tsp sugar, lip balm containers (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XF253J3/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=onecrazymom-20&linkId=5c8fd814959950ae01a437bb36804af6&language=en_US)

Bath time play-doh: castile soap (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HJZS10/ref=as_li_ss_tl?th=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=ssg0283-20&linkId=e86d0d3a42f98df9c6122b8ac32de322), all purpose flour, cream of tartar, oil (almond, olive, or coconut all work well), water, food dye or soap colorant

Unicorn Fizzy Bath Salts: 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup epsom salt, 1/2 cup citric acid, 1/2 cup corn starch, 3 tbsp fractionated coconut oil (https://www.amazon.com/NOW-Solutions-Liquid-Coconut-16-Ounce/dp/B017DT4HM2/ref=sr_1_4_sspa?keywords=fractionated+coconut+oil&linkCode=ktl&linkId=5f503509ff9ec40ec24583af8141cbbd&qid=1689904264&rdc=1&sr=8-4-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&psc=1), essential oils, soap colorant (https://www.amazon.com/Powder-Color-Epoxy-Resin-Pigment/dp/B07J1CFSSV/ref=sr_1_15?crid=16YH7A5S1E9TI&dchild=1&keywords=soap%2Bcolorant&qid=1591740144&sprefix=soap%2Bcolor%2Chpc%2C169&sr=8-15&tag=lydioutlou-1-bg-20&th=1), airtight glass jar

Yogurt Facial Mask: 1 tsp yogurt, 1 tsp warm honey, 1 tsp vitamin E oil (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CHTX1AS/?tag=thekoabeawri-20)

Peppermint Foot Scrub: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup Epsom salts, 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, 1/4 cup sweet almond oil, 20 drops peppermint essential oil, 10 drops tea tree essential oil, 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Cotton Candy Lip Scrub: 3 tbsp coconut oil, 1/3 cup granulated white sugar, 4-5 drops cotton candy flavoring (or any other flavored oil you want) (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FRXI66/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=scathoofacram-20&linkId=8983d47584a5ba817241d4f78bd3c2f5&language=en_US&th=1, 2 drops Vitamin E oil, 1-2 drops each of pink and blue food coloring, lip balm containers (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XF253J3/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=onecrazymom-20&linkId=5c8fd814959950ae01a437bb36804af6&language=en_US)

Bubble Gum Sprinkles Bath Bomb: 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup citric acid, 1/2 cup Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate (https://www.amazon.com/Sulfoacetate-Pure-Organic-Ingredients-Eco-Friendly/dp/B07GDV3NYH/ref=sr_1_9?crid=33OA8CYXGW739&keywords=slsa&qid=1690250476&refinements=p_36%3A1253518011&rnid=386636011&s=hpc&sprefix=sesa%2Chpc%2C122&sr=1-9), 1/4 cup cream of tartar, 1/4 cup coconut oil, 2 tbsp rubbing alcohol, 12 drops grapefruit essential oil, 6 drops ylang-ylang essential oil, 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil, blue or pink soap coloring, rainbow nonpareils or sprinkles, large bowl, spray bottle, bath bomb molds (preferably about 2.5") (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2UAZB4/ref=twister_B08D9453FZ?_encoding=UTF8&th=1)
It is important to note that even though these are homemade products, there is still a possibility of an allergic reaction. If you know of an allergy to any of these ingredients for your learner, please reach out to see if there is a substitute or if it would be best to just omit that ingredient entirely. 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(77)
Hello everyone! My name is Miss April and I am so excited to be a part of the Outschool community! Here you will find that I love to have fun, be silly, and make learners laugh - all while learning at the same time. We do lots of crafts and... 
Group Class


1x per week
30 min

Completed by 18 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-10
1-9 learners per class

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