How to Make Candles at Home

Topics: Beeswax, Candle, Paraffin Pages: 3 (786 words) Published: June 21, 2013
Name: Ginger Colley
Course/Section: SPC-205-W10
5/21/2013Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How to Make Candles at Home

General Purpose:To inform
Specific Purpose:As a result of my speech my audience will be able to make candles. Central Idea:To make candles follow these easy steps: Gather your materials, set up your double boiler to melt wax, choose container and insert wick, and pour in your melted wax an let cool overnight.

Introduction:
I. What comes to mind when you see candles? We associate candles with celebrations (like Christmas or birthdays) or special occasions. Candles date back to the Ancient Egyptians who are credited with making the first candles. They used torches made by soaking the spongy core of reeds in melted tallow (National Candle Association: History of Candle Making) II. I’m sure that all of us at some point have used candles for celebrations, romantic experiences, or for just plain decoration. The great part about making your own candles is that they are inexpensive to make and you shape the wax into something special. What could be more special than to make someone you love a homemade gift? III. I made candles for decoration and also for gifts around the Christmas season. IV. I will explain what materials will be needed for candle making, how to melt the wax in a double boiler, and how to insert your wick into the container, and how to pour wax into the container for cooling. V. By following these easy steps you can make your own candles. A. Gather your materials

B. Set up the double boiler to melt wax
C. Insert wax into container
D. Pour melted wax into container for cooling
Body:
i. Gather the equipment and materials you will need to make candles A. You will need wax (Bees wax, Soy wax, Paraffin wax) you can use old worn out candles which are obviously free or you can purchase new wax. B. You will need to set up your double boiler.

i. You can use an actual double boiler...

Cited: “Candle Art.” Shaw, R. Candle Art. New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1973. 25 & 26.
National Candle Association: History of Candle Making. http://www.candles.org/history.html.
Visual Aids:
* Poster with pictures of the process
* Double boiler
* Wax
* Wick
* Container
* Popsicle stick
* News Paper
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