This is the homemade hair lightening concoction that I used:
3 parts Honey
1 part Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 part Conditioner
I lightly misted dry hair with water, then applied the honey mixture to small sections of hair making sure to saturate the hair from the roots to ends. Cover the hair with a plastic cap and wait 30 minutes to 8 hours. After letting the mixture sit on the hair: rinse, shampoo, and proceed with the rest of your wash day routine.
My first time using the honey, I made a bit of a mess. It was very sticky and made everything I touched sticky (including my camera) but I'll hopefully get better about containing the stickiness as I continue to work with the honey.