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DIY Sugar Wax Experiment link

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Sugar thermometer

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a pot, and without stirring, turn the heat to medium-high. Attach the sugar thermometer to the side of the pot.

  2. Once the sugar mixture starts to boil, swirl the pot to mix the ingredients.

  3. Keep a close eye on the mixture and cook until it turns the colour of honey or until your thermometer reads 260 degrees (should take 5 mins).

  4. Immediately remove the wax from heat and transfer it to a glass jar to stop the cooking process. Meanwhile, take a spoonful of wax and put it in the freezer. Wait until it has cooled completely, then check the consistency. It should be stretchy like a piece of bubble gum and slightly sticky. If it's too runny, return wax to the pot and boil for another 30 seconds. If it's too hard (like crunchy sweets) throw it out and start over.

  5. Once your wax is the right consistency, let it cool completely before applying to skin.

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Transcript

- There were a few things I was good at at school. But science, science definitely wasn't one of them. In fact, Mrs. Brown really, really hated me because I was so terrible. Well, Mrs. Brown, this one's for you. Today, we're going to be doing a DIY body hair removal experiment with just sugar, water, lemon, and salt. Oh my gosh, it's so exciting. Let's get into it. I'm going to start by pouring water into the pan, and that is just to line the pan so that nothing burns underneath. In my head, this makes a lot of sense. Hopefully, in your head, it does too. And then I'm also also going to add the star of the show, two cups of sugar, some lemon juice, and finally, some salt. And then, I'm going to whack the heat on. Stick that guy in. I'm just going to wait for it to hit 260 degrees Fahrenheit. Don't stir it. Don't shake it. Don't do anything at all. This whole process should take about five minutes, and you're waiting for the color to change until it looks like honey. That's how I would describe it. Okay, we are on 260. I'm going to pour the mixture into a glass bowl. Science! Once it's in the bowl, that stops the cooking process. Don't touch it because it is really, really hot. And now we just need to wait for it to cool. Mrs. Brown, my science teacher, I hope you're watching this. Look how far I've come. Sugar has now turned into this amazing, gooey, honey, waxy situation. Look at this consistency. Perfect. Look at that. Smooth this on, as if it was wax. While I wait for this to cool, I'm going to try to find a hairy man, so I can wax the hair and the life off him. Woo-hoo! I found a hairy man. All right, mate, put your arm on the table. Let's do this. So smooth a little layer onto the arm. Okay, breathe out. That was really fun. How'd you feel? - Um, lighter. - So, if we were doing this properly, I would obviously do another layer of the wax and wax off again. I thought that you were in a little pain. - I'm fine, no. - That's a pretty good job. Look, that's got rid of most of the hair. And I'm not even a professional. All natural. This absolutely works. - Wait, you're not a professional? - No. Sorry, I lied to you. Okay, there we go. Thanks, mate. Thanks for popping in. There you have it, DIY waxing made from completely natural ingredients. Louie's arm will never be the same again. Or maybe it will be in about four weeks' time. I can't believe this worked. And it worked with completely natural ingredients that are super cheap that you can find in your very own kitchen. So give this a go. Try it on your friends. Wax together. Wax on, wax off. I'm gonna stop waxing lyrical now. Go forth, my friends, and be waxed.