How to Make Cold Wax at Home

by Shelby Winchell ; Updated September 28, 2017

Get salon-quality results by using your own cold wax at home.

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Women want to have silky smooth legs but it's a bother to have to shave daily. Waxing is a great option because it keeps skin smoother longer than shaving does, yet it can be pricey to have a professional waxer do your hair removal. Make your own cold wax at home and save a few bucks. One batch will make enough for a couple of uses.

Mix two cups of sugar and two cups of water in a saucepan and place on the stove over medium heat.

Stir the sugar syrup mixture until it starts to boil. Let it boil for one minute before removing it from the stove. Let it cool completely.

Add 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup of either mustard oil or olive oil to the cooled sugar syrup and stir.

Add 1/2 cup water to the mixture and stir.

Put the saucepan back on the stove and cook the mixture for about 45 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the stove when the mixture turns brown.

Transfer the mixture to a container that has a lid and add 1 teaspoon of glycerin. Stir until it's well blended.

Seal the container and place it in the refrigerator until the mixture develops a wax-like consistency. This may take several hours.

Tips

  • You may substitute olive oil for mustard oil, since mustard oil is a specialty item and may not be easy to find.

    Store the cold wax in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.

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About the Author

Shelby Winchell has worked as a journalist for more than seven years, covering the economy, political figures and celebrities for various websites. She has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.