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How To Make Homemade Wax

Hair removal is one of the common beautification practices. Though there are a number of ways by which you can remove hair, such as shaving, using creams, and so on, waxing is the easiest and most preferred process. For this, readymade wax is easily available in the market. However, a better option is using your own wax, which can be easily made at home. Making wax at home does not require much time and energy. The ingredients used are also quite low in price and easily available in any household. To get detailed information on how to make homemade wax, read through the following lines.
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Making Wax At Home
Recipe 1
Material Required
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ Lemon
  • Molasses Or Dark Corn Syrup
  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Glass Jar 
  • To keep the area around clean, lay out some newspaper or a baking sheet while working.
  • Now, pour one cup of sugar in a microwave-safe bowl, along with honey and dark corn syrup or molasses.
  • Put the bowl in microwave for about three to four minutes. Now, carefully take out the bowl from the microwave, by wearing oven gloves.
  • Squeeze lemon juice into the mixture and mix it well with a wooden stick.
  • Put the bowl back in the microwave, until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • The mixture should have a thick, sticky consistency and all the sugar crystals should melt. The color of the mixture should be similar to burnt amber.
  • After mixing it properly, carefully pour mixture into glass jar. Let the fresh wax cool down, before using it; else you might burn yourself.
  • Before applying wax to remove hair, make sure you apply cornstarch or baby powder over the area, so that it absorbs moisture and the hair is removed smoothly. 
Recipe 2
Material Required
  • 4 cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice
  • ½ cup Water 
  • In a saucepan, mix together brown sugar, water and lemon juice.
  • Once combined, keep the pan over a low flame.
  • Keep stirring the mixture, until the sugar particles melt. Once heated, the composition would convert into a thick brown liquid.
  • Now, put the saucepan off the flame and allow it to cool.
  • The homemade wax is ready to be used. 
  • In case you would not be using the entire wax mixture, then it is always a good idea to heat only the amount you require.
  • Make sure you heat the wax on low flame; else, you might end up burning it.
  • In case you do not have brown sugar at your disposal, you can even use white sugar. Lemon, on the other hand, can be substituted with vinegar.
  • Since wax is usually sticky in nature, it is advisable to use a newspaper or an old bed sheet on the surface, where you are waxing.
  • If wax drips on to the floor, it is advisable to wipe it with a damp cloth immediately.

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