The shaving and waxing industry in America is huge. I used to spend so much on wax that I probably account for a big portion of this market 🙂
It’s easily worth over a billion dollars.
The problem is that one reason so much is spent on razors and wax is because they can cost so much. So I tried to find a way to do my own wax. And guess what? There are many hair removal wax recipes to try.
So if you’re serious about keeping your body hair free but don’t want to break the bank doing it then you might want to try a home-made wax.
Best of all it’s completely natural and organic! If you use organic ingredients anyway.And the other advantage is you know what you out in it, which is important for those of you who might be allergic to fragrances in ready made products.
Here’s a recipe and guide on removing hair with home-made wax.
What you Need
This is a simple three ingredient recipe.
All you need is :
- a quarter cup of honey,
- one cup of granulated sugar, and
- lemon juice.
About half the juice you get from a lemon should do. You can also use lemon concentrate if you don’t have a lemon handy.
What you Do
Start by mixing the ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl. Then put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Then stir everything up and cook it for another thirty seconds before stirring it once more. Don’t be afraid to stop cooking if things get hairy. Some microwaves may end up exploding the mixture if you cook it for a minute straight.
If you aren’t sure just cook it for 20 second increments and stir after each heating. If you’re that worried about blowing something up you can also mix it up in a saucepan as long as you don’t go over 250 degrees.
Be aware that the wax will definitely be hot when it finishes cooking. Let it cool down before you try putting it on your skin. It could take up to 20 minutes or it could take more depending on your skin. You also need to find some fabric to apply the wax too. Some things you can use include t-shirts, cotton strips, or, if you’re that desperate, the liner pad from a sanitary towel.
Place a thin layer of your homemade wax where the problem hair is and quickly place your strip of fabric over it. Press down on the fabric to make sure that everything sticks together.
Gently pull to get your skin taut and then tear it all off in one quick go, ensuring that you pull in the opposite direction that your hair is growing.
Because the wax is made using sugar it’s pretty easy to clean it up. You just need to wash it off with soap and water. If you have some wax left over then just cover the container and refrigerate it. You will need to reheat it a little or pour some hot water on it to use it again in the future.
And there you go!
You’ve just created home-made wax and used it, and saved yourself a ton of money on waxes. Plus all that honey is good for your skin. Remember there are also other methods but I sorta like the wax method. it is much easier in my opinion. Get in the habit of making your own beauty products like this and you can save money and know exactly what you’re putting on and in your body.
Feel free to let me know if this recipe helped you.