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4/13 Kitchen Cabinet Waxing Recipe

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 12:36 PM

I found a recipe for a an all-natural home-made wax, and I just had to share it with you guys!

There are several reasons for waxing at home...

- you don't trust anyone else to do it

- you're trying to save some money

- you noticed your mustache in the car mirror this morning and absolutely refuse to leave the house again until it's gone

No matter the reason, I've found an even cheaper and convenient home-waxing option.

Make your own!

This is technically a sugaring product, but it's used with a waxing technique. True sugaring is done by rubbing a ball of a similar product (made with honey instead of water so it remains tacky) along hair to remove it...I find it considerably more painful than the technique described below.

What you will need:

1/4 cup water

2 cups sugar

1/4 cup lemon juice

orangewood or popsicle sticks for application

1 inch - 1.5 inch strips of cotton fabric

- Mix ingredients together either in a pan or a microwave safe bowl.

Heat until the solution bubbles up and has a smooth consistency.

- remove form heat

- allow to cool until it is a comfortable temperature for your skin (needs to be pretty warm, in order to smooth over skin).

- apply a small amount of flour or cornstarch over skin to be waxed to absorb oil

- using popsicle or orangewood stick, smooth sugar mixture over hair to be removed in direction of hair growth.

- immediately after applying sugar mixture, apply a cloth strip and rub with finger to secure. 

- You will have to wait until the sugar mixture cools completely and hardens before removing the strip, so if you have other areas with hair to be removed, apply mixture to those in the mean time.

- Once the mixture has cooled completely and hardened, pull skin taught, and remove quickly in the opposite direction of the hair's growth, just as if you were using wax. 

*another perk to using this mixture is that you can "re-wax" the area as many times as needed. If there are hairs left after removing the strip, you can reapply mixture and remove as directed above.*

Store leftover mixture in an airtight container. When re-using, melt by placing container in hot water, do not re-microwave.

Send your beauty questions to [email protected] and I'll answer them in my next blog.

Thanks for reading and don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another dose of the beauty blog!



Categories: Home Remedies

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