OK guys. After doing some research, I came up with a way to do your own at-home waxing. I read other blogs and watched a few You Tube videos and and the recipe is simple, familiar, all natural and more important, effective:
- 2 cups of sugar (doesn’t matter what kind. I used pure white sugar. Organic brown sugar is fine too.
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice or lime juice or vinegar (Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar will do. I took a 1/4 cup and filled half of it with white vinegar and the other half lemon juice)
- 1/4 pure honey
I am not claiming ownership to this recipe! Similar recipes are all over the internet! This is just MY personal testimony to DIY sugar wax, what I used to make my own wax and the steps I took to prepare and use it.
Put all these ingredients in a steel pot and cook until there is medium to dark brown color to the mixture.
Make sure you keep stirring while it’s cooking. Be ready for bubbles and foaming; that’s fine, you know it’s cooking correctly!
You know it’s done when all the sugar is dissolved and the brown liquid is a little runny, but more so the consistency of light molasses. You may have to turn the heat down for it to get to this consistency.
You should only have to cook it for 5 or 10 minutes.
When it is all brown and the sugar is COMPLETELY dissolved, pour the wax in a container. I strongly prefer a thick glass container.
Let it cool off in the glass container completely. I let mine cool off over night in the fridge.
Next day, it’s completely hardened but cooled.
Heat the container up in the microwave. I heated mine for about 2 minutes.
When you take it out, it will be liquified. It WILL be too hot for you to put on your skin!!!!
Run an once or two of cold water over the hot wax and keep mixing until it’s warm but cool enough to put on your skin. This may take 10-20 minutes for it to cool down for use. It will turn to the consistency of light taffy. This step is CRUCIAL!!!
When it is warm but still comfortable to touch, it will be stretchy and kinda messy but it will work!
Stretch it across the desired area and pull off quickly. It might hurt but it will work!!!! Or stretch it out across the desired area, let it sit on the area for a few seconds then pull off quickly!
I tried it on my bikini line and it was my first ever bikini wax! It hurt a little but it WORKED!!!!
If you are a punk to pain (Like myself!) get some numbing cream, like lidocaine, for your skin before using the wax. I didn’t have any on me when I did it on my bikini line….wish I did though! You should be able to find such creams at a Rite Aid or Walgreens.
The stretchy wax can be used over and over again. But once it cools off completely, you may have to reheat it again. Excessive wax on your body can be washed off very easy with soap and water, unlike commercial waxes.
Just repeat the step of microwaving it for 2 minutes and running a little water in it and mixing it up until its cool to touch.
I apologize for no pics, but I think I detailed the steps to the T. Give it a try!