Hair removal is a regular part of the grooming routine for women and men. Although shaving or using depilatory creams are options for home hair removal, waxing produces longer lasting results. Instead of buying hair removal wax products at the store, you can make homemade hair removal wax. Doing so is less expensive than purchasing hair wax removal kits and allows you to have control over what's put into the product you'll be putting on your skin.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Cooking pot
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- Wooden spoon
- Candy thermometer
- Canning jar
- Rubber spatula
Pour 2 cups of white sugar into a cooking pot. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup water.
Stir the three ingredients while heating them over medium-low heat. Place the candy thermometer in the pot to keep track of the temperature. Heat the wax ingredients to 121 degrees Celsius.
Remove the wax mixture from the heat. Allow it to cool in the cooking pot until it can be transferred out of the pot without burning your skin.
Transfer the hair removal wax to a glass canning jar. Use a spatula to scrape the warm wax into the jar. Store the jar of wax in the pantry or bathroom until ready to use.
Tips and warnings
- When ready to use your hair removal wax, heat the jar in a pot of warm water until it's pliable enough to smooth onto your skin.
- Smooth warmed, softened wax onto your skin in strips. Use strips of gauze to help pull the wax strips off your skin.
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