Sometimes when it gets too cold or hot, some people end up having rough and itchy lips, which results in pain and discomfort.
There are several lip balms and lip guard products available in the market but you can try making this at home as well. You may not be interested being an owner of a cosmetic store, but as a middle school science student, preparing any such thing will be nothing less than making a project. So if you are looking for ideas on a science project then performing this experiment will certainly be an innovative idea. This will not only be a simple science experiment that you can demonstrate, but you may also go on to use this for treating lips when required.
Before carrying out the experiment just make sure you have the following available.
- 1 tbsp beeswax
- ½ tsp honey
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Several clean tin lids, or small tin or glass jars
- 1 microwave-safe bowl
- 1 fork or whisk
- Wax paper
- Aluminium foil or Saran wrap
- Essential oils (optional)
The Beeswax and Coconut Oil
Put the beeswax along with coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. You should use half of the beeswax for making softer lip balm and can use the whole tablespoon to make it a bit firm.
Melting in Microwave Oven
Place the bowl in a microwave oven for about three minutes aftee covering it with a piece of wax paper. Make sure you don’t end up overheating, so keep checking after every 30 seconds.
Adding other constituents
Now add baking soda, honey, and essential oil to the mixture and keep on beating together for at least a minute with the help of a stirrer.