Sample lesson note for Secondary school teachers especially the Home Economics Teachers.


School:         (put name of school here)

Session:       (put the section here)

Term:          (put term here)

Subject:      Home Economics

Topic:          Cosmetics production

Class:           JSS 1

Class size:   (number of students in the class)

Average Age:

Time Table Fit

Day Date Time Duration


Previous knowledge: The students have known about some cosmetic products like cream and powder.

Main Aim: The aim of the lesson is for the students to know how to produce some cosmetic products as well as guidelines for use.

Specific objective: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to;

  1. explain the meaning of cosmetics;
  2. list the uses of pomade;
  3. outline some guidelines for use of pomade;
  4. describe ways of ensuring safety of cosmetic products;
  5. outline different regulatory bodies in Nigeria; and
  6. produce body cream/pomade.

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Personal Aim: For the students to understand how some cosmetic products are being made as well as how they are being used.

Assumption: It is assumed that the students may or may not have known how to make some cosmetic products.

Anticipated problem: Some students may have difficulty in taking measurement of the ingredients.

Possible solution: The teacher will guide the students on how to take measurement appropriately using different measuring apparatus.

Reference Material: Textbook (Home Economics for Junior Secondary Schools, by Elizabeth U. Anyakoha, pages 100 –103)


Teaching methodology: Teacher – students interaction/demonstration methods.




Step 1


Cosmetics are products which are applied in different parts of the body in order to improve natural features and protect the skin from dryness. They include pomade, body cream, deodorants, powder, etc.

Step 2:


Pomade is used for the following purposes:

  1. It is applied on the skin after bath to give the skin a fresh healthy look.
  2. It also protects the skin from harsh effects of the weather especially in the dry season.
  3. It can be applied to dry to prevent drying out.
  4. It can be applied to minor cuts and burns.

 Step 3:


  1. Take your bath and towel the skin dry before applying pomade.
  2. Apply it lightly on the skin.
  3. Cover the pomade container thoroughly after use.

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for Secondary school from JSS1 to SS3

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Step 4:


  1. Cosmetics must be made safe for users of the products.
  2. Cosmetics that have hazardous ingredients must avoided.
  3. Avoid bleaching creams and products
  4. Ensure that the product you use have the approval of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and controls.
  5. Read the information on the container of the products.

Step 5


Some of the government established consumer legislation and agencies in Nigeria are:

  1. National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

This was established in 1993. It is responsible for regulating and controlling the manufacture, importation, exportation, advertisement, distribution, sales and use of foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, chemicals and packed water.


  1. The Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON)

This body was formed in 1970 to standardize methods and products of industries throughout Nigeria; to ensure that manufacturer’s comply with government policy and standardization, etc.


  1. The Food and Drug Department

This was formed in 1974 within the ministry of health to prohibit the sales of any good that has poisonous or harmful substances, which is unfit for human consumption, etc.

Step 7


Required tools

  1. Sauce pan
  2. Mixing spoon
  3. Body cream containers


2 cups of petroleum

¾ cup of mineral oil

1% mineral wax for thickening

1 table spoon of lanoline




  1. Measure all ingredients as specified.
  2. Put all the out ingredients in the sauce pan.
  3. Add the lanoline into the mixture.
  4. Add the wax and melt.
  5. Add colour.
  6. Add perfume.
  7. Stir thoroughly to obtain your pomade.
  8. Pour out the pomade into the containers.


Students’ Evaluation

The teacher evaluates the students as follows:

  1. What are cosmetics?
  2. Mention two uses of pomade.
  3. Mention three guidelines for use of pomade.
  4. Describe four ways of ensuring safety of cosmetic products.

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Home work:

Mention two roles of each of the following regulatory bodies.

  1. The Standard Organization of Nigeria.
  2. The Price Control Board.
  • The Food and Drug Department.
  1. The Price intelligence Agency.

Teacher’s Evaluation:



Head teacher’s signature:

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  • UD Jackson

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    Please always be careful to cross check the work before sending it out. Thanks

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