How To Make Homemade Sugar Wax Poetry Lover 26 You can easily make your own sugar wax and experience a professional treatment at home. Bring the Spa Home: Making Your Own Sugar Wax Before I tried sugar waxing, I thought the cheapest and easiest solution for hair removal was to shave. However, now that I have tried and had great results, I am ready to say goodbye to disposable razors and shaving cream forever. This guide to making and using homemade sugar wax is complete with a simple recipe, instructions, and tips. It will also give you salon results at a fraction of the cost, while leaving your skin feeling baby soft and your wallet feeling pretty full. Ready to try it? You will need to gather some ingredients and supplies that you probably already have at home. If not, they can easily be bought for cheap. Have fun! Ingredients Ingredients for homemade sugar wax. 1 cup brown sugar ¼ cup honey Juice of ½ a lemon Other supplies Lemon squeezer or juicer (if you have one) Microwave bowl Butter knife null Two cloths Baby powder Cloth strips Before you begin: Notes and Suggestions Substitutions. Some substitutions can be made – like white sugar for the brown sugar and cornstarch for the baby powder. It will still work with these substitutions, but I recommend using my listed ingredients as the results I got with my recipe were fantastic. Squeeze lemons by hand. If you don’t own a lemon squeezer or squeezer and don’t want to buy one, you can always squeeze the lemon by hand. Strips of fabric. The fabric strips will be applied on top of the wax when the hair is removed. The best material for this is cotton, you don’t want it to stretch. You can use old cotton bed sheets, slim cotton t-shirts, or cheap fabric from a fabric store (half a yard should be generous). Make sure the fabric is clean and cut into strips. If you are waxing larger portions of the skin (such as on your legs or arms), each strip should be about the width of an index finger and as long as your pinky stretch to your thumb is stretched out. If waxing smaller areas (such as eyebrows or upper lip), use smaller strips that are about the width and length of two pink fingers. These are rough estimates, and the size of the strip is ultimately up to you. Hair length. Hair to be waxed should be ¼ – ½ inch long for best results. If it’s shorter, the wax probably won’t pull it out. If it is more, the elimination process will be more likely and more painful. Making the Wax Combine the sugar, honey, and lemon in a bowl. Stir until completely mixed. Microwave mixture for about 1.5-3 minutes. Microwave times can vary since Learn more wax sugar microwaves do, so I suggest starting with the lowest time and checking your mix. When is made, It should be bubbly and a little thicker than it was when it was first mixed (about the consistency of melted peanut butter). You don’t want it to be too thick, because that means your wax is cooked and then it won’t work properly. Stir the mixture several times. Check it from time to time, stirring to test its consistency. It should be about the consistency of honey, maybe a little thicker or thinner. The important thing is that it doesn’t burn you, so it should be cool enough to put on your skin. You can test it by putting a small amount on your fingertip and have a sink handy. If it is too hot, quickly wash the wax off with cold water. If the temperature feels good to you, then you are ready to go. If you want to use it later, Pour into an airtight jar or container, seal and store in your refrigerator. If you want to use it now, let it cool for a few minutes. Using the WaxPrepare your skin first, making sure it is clean and dry, but do not wax immediately after taking a hot bath or shower. A good way to prepare your skin is to have two handy wipes – one wet and one dry. Wipe the damp cloth over the area of the skin that you would like to wax and then blot with the dry cloth. Next, lightly dust your skin with a small amount of baby powder or cornstarch and spread evenly over your skin. Using an opaque butter knife, apply wax to your skin in the direction of your hair growth (i.e. if your hair grows downward, you must spread the wax downward). You don’t need a lot of wax as long as it evenly covers your skin, even if the layer is thin, that should be fine. Apply a strip of fabric directly on top of the wax, making sure to cover everything. Rub the strip with your hand up and down 4-5 times, applying a little pressure so that the fabric adheres to all the wax. Keep the skin taut with one hand. With your other hand, quickly pull the strip from your skin in the opposite direction that the wax separates (if the wax extends downward, pull the strip upward). Repeat this procedure on other areas of your skin until all unwanted hair is removed. If the wax gets too thick to use, pop it back into the microwave for 10-20 seconds, stir, and wait until the temperature is just right. After waxing Once finished, cleanse the skin by taking a bath or shower, or simply wiping it with a clean damp cloth and stroking it. Apply lotion, body cream, or baby oil to make your skin softer. If you notice some red bumps, don’t be alarmed. Red bumps are normal and should disappear within a few hours to the next day. If redness, bumps, or irritation persist for a few days, see a doctor or dermatologist. Enjoy your smooth, hairless skin! Continued waxing should make your hair grow thinner and slower over time. or baby oil to make your skin softer. If you notice some red bumps, don’t be alarmed. Red bumps are normal and should disappear within a few hours to the next day. If redness, bumps, or irritation persist for a few days, see a doctor or dermatologist. Enjoy your smooth, hairless skin! Continued waxing should make your hair grow thinner and slower over time. or baby oil to make your skin softer. If you notice some red bumps, don’t be alarmed. Red bumps are normal and should disappear within a few hours to the next day. If redness, bumps, or irritation persist for a few days, see a doctor or dermatologist. Enjoy your smooth, hairless skin! Continued waxing should make your hair grow thinner and slower over time.