If you just realized that store-bought wax for hair removal is no natural composition, welcome to the club! For your knowledge, those bulky waxing tins actually comprise of sulfides and thioglycolate acid that can cause skin irritation, burning and blisters. So all those times you thought the wax was probably too hot, it was actually these chemicals playing around with your sensitive skin. Homemade wax is not only safe to use on skin, it saves you from a trip to the salon and it also hurts less.
How you ask? Homemade waxing also known as sugaring is done using a wax made out of sugar. So it doesn’t stick to your skin, rather to the hair mostly, making the step of uprooting less painful as your skin is not as much involved as it is in regular waxing. In this article, we will talk about various sugaring options for hair removal, so you also do not grab your shaver next time you are not able to make it to the salon before an unexpected plan.
A few tips to get you ready for your new D-I-Y Homemade Wax project:
- Clean your skin and dry it completely before you apply wax on it.
- Always apply wax in the opposite direction to hair growth to ensure complete uprooting.
- Use a blunt knife, a butter knife or a spatula to apply wax on your skin, as a sharp knife might cut you off.
- It is important to apply the wax strip very carefully and pull it with a very firm hand.
- Apply ice or ice pack to the waxed area immediately to soothe your skin. You can also use aloe vera gel for the same purpose.
So let’s go ahead with 6 ways to make homemade wax for hair removal.
1. Brown Sugar and Honey Wax
You need brown sugar, raw honey and water in equal quantity. Heat it up in a pan until it all dissolves down and bubbles up. You can also microwave it for 30 seconds for a fuss-free process. Please use a glass bowl only in microwave. This wax is the closest to regular store-bought hair removing wax, but completely safe to use. Check the consistency and heat again if it hasn’t reached the desired thickness. To check, stir it with butter knife. If it coats the knife completely, you are good to go. Cool it down a bit and use it just like your usual waxing routine and carry on with the help of waxing strips or use a clean cotton or denim cloth to cut strips out of it (we do understand you may not have waxing strips handy but you wouldn’t want to wait to try this!).
2. Sugar and Lemon Juice Wax
To make this amazing wax that hurts the least, you can use one cup of either brown sugar or regular white sugar. Add a juice of one lemon to it and two tablespoons water. Cook it on the stove for about 10 minutes until it resembles honey or a similar thick concoction. This homemade sugar wax not only removes unwanted hair but also works as an anti-tanning agent.
3. Sugar, Corn Flour, and Egg
More suitable for facial waxing or replacing cold wax and katori wax, so you wouldn’t even need waxing strips for this. To make this concoction, beat an egg in a bowl and add a tablespoon each of cornflour and sugar to it. Whip it well and apply on the desired area once a smooth paste is achieved. Leave it on for about 25 to 30 minutes. Peel it off carefully as it dries off.
4. Sugar, Honey and Lemon Juice Wax
To make your sugar wax more effectual, add honey to it. This homemade sugaring wax is stronger, hence suitable for thick hair like legs and armpits. The process of making it is same as the one shared for sugar and lemon wax. Just add two tablespoons of honey to it and you’ll get there.
5. Chocolate Wax
Make soft wax using sugar, honey and lemon as explained above. Add 10 grams of cocoa powder to it and mix well before using it like a regular wax to get the silkiness and aroma of the chocolate on your skin.
6. Fruit Wax
If you find the wax unsatisfying and unworthy of your skin, the best way to make it nourishing and wholesome is by adding 20 grams of pure fruit puree to your homemade sugar wax. This will leave your skin super smooth, shiny and glowing.
7. Sugar, Tomato Juice and Honey Wax
This tomato honey wax is more suitably used as facial wax. Make a sugar and honey wax and add 2 tablespoons of tomato juice to it. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes until it reached the desired consistency. Your tomato honey wax is ready to remove your facial hair.
We hope you find these homemade wax recipes helpful for hair removal. If you have been doing it already, we would love to know any insights or tips in the comments section below.