From the start we wanted to make our project something fun and creative, but also something that didn’t go too far from the idea of Macbeth. After brainstorming a few ideas, we settled on self care products that satirically copy the ideas throughout the book, like something that could just clean the guilt from the murder, or some potion that could heal someone’s mental illness. We then came up with a idea of a knock-off Bath & Body works. We figured that Macbeth sounded a lot like bath so, we combined the words together; thus MacBath & Body works was born.
We started off by finding products that correlated with quotes from the play. We came up with names that give a glimpse from the play, or that described the product. We found quotes in the play that corresponds with the products to stay true to the play Macbeth. We divided the work equally by assigning different task that we had to do. I bought the products while Leo worked on the logos using Photoshop.
We settled on making perfume, hand sanitizer, bath bombs, candles, and essential oils. We settled on hand sanitizer because Macbeth talks about having blood on his hands after killing King Duncan; therefore we made a product that could clean the blood, named after one of his quotes. We have the perfume for a similar reason. Lady Macbeth talks about cleaning the smell of blood from her hand, so we made a perfume just for her. We also made candles for people like Lady Macbeth, for anyone who a needs candle light by their bedside. Finally we have the essential oils and bath bombs. We advertised them as “mentally curing”. This is a joke off of Macbeth’s orders to the doctor. He just wants Lady Macbeth to be cured, but has no explanation about how he would do that. We made these magic mentally curing products just for Macbeth, no matter how hard they’d be to make in real life.