Eco-friendly Candles

At home, people uses candles to give their rooms a warmth atmosphere with a great scent. What many people don’t realize are the chemicals that are the candles made at factories. The substances cause indoor pollution that is harmful to the environment and human’s health. By making candles, you can control the materials inside of the candles and personalize the candle to their liking. Regards to making candles, it’s just a simple process of melting the wax and pouring it into containers with wicks. In order to make the candles unique, you have to use your creativity skills the personalize the candles with different containers, scent, and color.

In this ignite week, Etsuko and I first researched about the toxins inside the candles and found substitutes. For example, paraffin wax can be harmful to people’s lungs, so we replaced it with soy wax that is non-toxic and less detrimental to the environment. We also tried to use coloring that is non-toxic, however, we had trouble finding it at our homes, so we decided to use less coloring as possible. We also use sprinkles and dried flowers to customize the candles. During these two weeks, I learned about candles and the process used to create candles. We encounter a few problems including not having enough materials and coloring the wax. However, we worked our way through these difficulties and had lots of fun creating unique candles as well as learning a lot along the way.

Be fit everywhere!

Throughout the week, we had created an video through iMovie, we filmed out on the field and worked on the different scripts. Our project has different skills for parkour, with finesses that can be done anywhere. We had difficulties with filming the videos at the right timing when using slow-mo version. We had to film extra clips right before our video was needed, but it went well. The first day we had worked on planning & scripting, with the second day supposed to be another scripting day. But second day started our third day which was filming. We filmed the first three to four films.

Upcycled Plants

For my Personalize It Ignite Week Project I choose to upcycle plastic bottles and turn them into plastic plants. I choose this because up cycling has a positive effect on the environment, and I have done something similar in the past. Through this process I learned that you can make really amazing things out of plastic bottles, and it has a great effect on the environment. If I did this again I would try to make something larger and more meaningful.