Potions and Concoctions, part V: Eyebrow Sugaring

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Eyebrow Sugaring, an alternative to waxing

Last month, Angry Chicken did a series of Potions and Concoctions where she gave recipes for homemade cough syrup, mullein oil, an eye compress and chai concentrate.   

"Potions" and "concoctions" -aren't those just fun words?  They make me want to brew something.  So in the spirit of homemade, here's a Pajama Mama potion-which is very easy and potentially very money saving-somewhere in the half-a-hundred-dollar-bill-a-year range.  

  • 1 cup sugar
  • half a lemon for the juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • A drizzle of molasses 
  • Cornstarch (to powder with for tautness)
  • Something to spread the mixture with like a tongue depressor, popsicle stick or spatula.
  • Cotton fabric cut into strips 
Over low-heat, mix the lemon, sugar, and honey until it bubbles into a smooth consistency. Allow  it to cool a bit. I still like my potion on the warm side.

To use, make sure your brows, or legs or where ever you wish to place it is clean and dry. Then dust area with cornstarch, which I've read draws out oil.  Spread a thin layer. Cover with a strip of fabric, and rubbing the strip the opposite way of hair growth, about 3 times. Hold your skin taut with one hand and with the other, grab the fabric end and pull it off very quickly against the direction of the hair growth. 

This stores well, just reheat if it gets too hard to spread.  

Do you concoct?   Do tell.


6 Creative People Had This To Say:

Traci Michele said...

Wow! Thanks for this, I'll have to try it!

I used to get my eyebrows waxed before I was a Mommy... but you know, that gets expensive :-)

Thanks for this!


Braley Mama said...

thanks for the recipe!!!!! I do not concoct, although i have wanted to make my own detergent for some time now:O)

Valencia said...

This is just what I need to save money. Yes I do make DIY potions, cleaners etc.. It is usually healthier and saves so much money.

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

Me, too! I've totally stopped buying cleaners. Vinegar and a little dish soap can clean almost anything!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I have never had my eyebrows waxed, they are naturally thin, but my daughter might just like to try this. Does it work really well? Jackie

The Pastoor Family said...

Kristen, this is great! I am definitely going to try this. I love getting my eyebrows waxed but it takes a trip out of the house and cash. Sooooo it doesn't happen very often for me. When I go out I already have about a million places I need to go, so one more stop is just too much. =(

I am on a money saving spree right now--currently reading Family Feasts for $75 by Mary Ostyn...one of AAI's famous ones =) lol ...I just love Mary's blog, it's wonderful! Yours is pretty great to--you inspire me!

Merrily told me you were next, by the way.....not mentioning your name specifically of course. Have you noticed the two precious baby girls on snapfish that don't have names attached to their pics? Possibly unreferred??

Have a great day....and sorry for rambling =O