Unfortunately sisters Rebecca and Maggie come from a very hairy family. So when we saw recipes for homemade waxing we said, "OW!!" and then, "We gotta try this!" We spent Tuesday morning trying a couple different recipes with great results. We liked them so much we decided to do two posts on them.
If you have ever tried products like Nads, this recipe is just like that. With only a few ingredients that you probably already have at home you can make a similar product for less than 2$. This is also a very simple recipe to make. Because the strips are made of fabric you can wash and reuse them next time.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1 ounce of lemon juice
- a drizzle of molasses (optional)
You Will Also Need:
- cotton fabric strips (we used an old bed sheet) 3 in. x 10 in.
- popsicle stick or butter knife
In a microwave safe bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave - it will be HOT! Stir the mix. If it is a smooth consistency it is ready to use. If the sugar hasn't dissolved completely, microwave for additional 30 seconds until it has. Let the sugar cool off until it is still hot, but cool enough to put on your skin. Please don't burn yourself!!Make sure the area you are going to wax is clean and dry.
Now, using your Popsicle stick spread a very thin layer down your leg in the direction of the hair growth.
Press your strip of into the sugar. Rub several times.
Pull your skin taught. Grip the strip from the bottom. Quickly pull upwards (opposite of the direction that the hair grows). Repeat on the rest of your leg. Just don't repeat on the same patch of skin. Then admire your smooth leg. Make sure you moisturize your skin after you wax.
We did find that it took a little practice getting this technique down, but once we did we found it worked really well. The wax cleans up easily with a little water. The extra wax will keep for a long time. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.