How Do I Make a Homemade Wax for Hair Removal?

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To make homemade wax for hair removal, mix together sugar, water and vinegar, and cook until the mixture becomes caramel colored. Cool the wax, and store it in the refrigerator, or use the wax right away. The process of making and cooling wax requires about an hour.

  1. Combine the ingredients

    In a saucepan, mix 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons vinegar and 2 tablespoons water. Lemon juice can be used as an alternative to vinegar.

  2. Cook the sugar mixture

    Bring the mixture to a boil on high heat, then reduce the heat to medium. Allow the mixture to cook for about six minutes or until it becomes golden brown. Typically, the sugar mixture is slightly darker than honey when it is done.

  3. Cool the sugar mixture

    Remove the pan from the heat source, and allow the mixture to cool for an hour before pouring into a storage container, such as a lidded glass jar. Store the wax in the refrigerator.

  4. Warm the wax before use

    To use the homemade wax, immerse the jar in a bowl of very warm water until it is thin enough to spread easily. Do not allow the water to enter the jar. Place any unused portion back in the refrigerator.