Parents School NewsEthically Sourced / All Natural Soap Reinforces LCS Values
Grade 12 chemistry students at LCS recently crafted their own ethically sourced soap made from all natural ingredients and essential oils.
Each student planned their project, carefully choosing fragrances, natural colour and scrubbing agents. The “cold process” of melting, adding ingredients, and pouring their soap happened on November 8. Students unveiled and cut their soap on November 9.
Chemistry teacher Mr. Joel Kulik challenged his students to critically think through ethical considerations (within a Biblical worldview framework) concerning the production and marketing of cosmetic products. This project brought awareness to issues surrounding both ethically produced and natural products. Students were encouraged to be discerning decision makers and compassionate community members by using scientific knowledge and skills to create a beautiful product, keeping ethical considerations in view. Money raised through the students’ soap sales will be directed to the Canadian Food Grains Bank, which focuses on food security and hunger issues that are directly impacted by the cosmetic industry.
This is the 9th year that Mr. Kulik’s Grade 12 chemistry students have made their own soap. The cumulative total from soap sales throughout the years is $6,989.98. With a government matching, to date, our students have raised $27,879.92 for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
LCS families will have an opportunity to purchase soap for $8 each, or 3 for $22 on December 15 and 19 in the Main School Hallway from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm and from 3:20 pm – 4:15 pm. Save the dates and plan on purchasing ethical Christmas gifts that bring awareness to us all.