For my project, I decided to make my own “homemade” candles. I usually cook more than once every day. To remove the smell, I use candles where I buy them regularly. So, I decided to use this opportunity to learn and make homemade candles where I can choose the scent and the shape of the candle. I believe that if I do this carefully, I can make a cheaper better-quality candle.
My inspiration for me deciding on making a homemade candle is the fact that I light a candle daily. I cook at least twice every day which really effect the smell of my apartment. To remove the smell, I use candles I which I light them every day after cooking. Another reason for choosing this project is that the candles I find at stores are overpriced or bad quality. Moreover, I rarely find a candle where I like the smell. The candles smells are usually strong which I do not like. Therefore, making my own candles will allow me to choose the scent and choose how strong it is. Also, it allows me to innovate a new shape and design for the candles.
My aesthetic goals are design and scent. I think innovating an aesthetic look of the candle will make it look beautiful. I bought some candles where I did not want to light them for the solo fact that they looked so nice. Also, I think smell is important too. I think smell can add a lot to the aesthetic of the candle because scent is the reason for buying candles. Thus, I think making a beautifully shaped candle that has a great smell would make my project really good and useful.