Organic DIY Homemade Sugar Honey Lemon Face and Body Wax
Three ingredients that WORK
I had a problem. I have extremely sensitive skin. Almost no salon product can be used on my face or body without it causing me more pain and ugly than creating any beauty. Although I've endured salon waxing before for my brows, any other part of my face turns into the elephant woman with sores for a week after. I prefer to avoid that. Personally, I'm terrified to even attempt any other part of my body. So I went in search of something else. Something with no chemicals or biproducts. Something that left my face the way it found it, only hairless. I tried a few scrubs and tried some lemon lightening. Finally, I found something that was fast, cheap, simple, all natural, organic and WORKED. My skins turns a bit pink afterward, but for me, that is basically like GOLD. So I felt that I should share it with the world.
You will need: lemon, honey, sugar, cotton strips (old T-shirt or pillowcase work fine), a microwavable container that hold at least 2 cups, a Popsicle stick or equivalent, and your fabulous self.
Honey Lemon Sugar Wax:
1/2 cup of lemon juice (I use freshly squeezed)
2 cups of white sugar
3 tablespoons of honey (I use all natural)
Take any saucepan, put all three ingredients in the pan and stir. Cook over medium low heat and stir continuously. If the heat is too high, the mixture will burn to the bottom of the pan. If you do not stir continuously, the mixture can clump or begin sticking to the bottom of the pan. Continue heating until all of the sugar is completely dissolved. (I had to cook mine for about 15 minutes or so on medium low but it'll vary depending on your stove and your temperature). This happens around 220 degrees if you have a meat or candy thermometer. I took my off shortly after it was just starting to boil. I do not know if it will affect it if it boils, but I assume you do not want this to happen for long. Once the sugar has dissolved, you can take it off the heat and let it cool or pour it into a microwave safe container. (I poured mine out right away so that the mixture would not dry in my pan and I could immediately clean it while the mixture was still hot! Use hot water when you do this or you will have instant hardening in the pan!)
Before you use this mixture, be sure it has cooled enough that it won't burn your skin. (That may seem like common sense, but you just never know! Products have warning labels for a reason!)
While the mixture is still warm, but not so hot it will burn you, use a Popsicle stick, craft stick, tongue depressor, your finger, HEY.. whatever works for you and dip it into the mixture. Apply a medium thick layer over the area you want to remove hair from. Be careful when you apply this yourself if you have never done this. Anything that the mixture is touching will become hairless! Apply with the growth of the hair. Take a strip of cotton fabric. I use an old T-shirt, but a pillowcase would work as well, anything made of cotton. Push the strip firmly onto the area where you've applied the mixture. Allow the mixture to soak into the cotton for a few seconds. Then pull the strip quickly away from your face AGAINST the hair growth pattern. (Like ripping off a band aid. If you've ever waxed or been waxed before, you already know this drill. Just do what they do!) Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Until you're beautiful! Any extra mixture on your skin should be able to be picked up by dabbing a cotton strip on it. If all else fails, it will come off with an alcohol swab.
That's it! You're done. And it was easy, natural, and CHEAPER THAN THE SALON! Best part, no elephant face!
This makes about 2 cups. Keep in a microwave safe container with a lid and reheat in microwave for each use. Should keep for as long as you need it.
Let me know if it worked for you! Also, in my exploration for finding good organic beauty products, I came across some other mixtures that I've tried or am dying to try! Look for more to come! And an HONEST review of how well it worked!