I wouldn’t normally resort experiments when it comes to my well-being, but the body sugaring recipe for removing hair seemed like a promising concept. Although it might sound a bit awkward for those who are used to purchasing the waxing products from the supermarket, this technique has been used for centuries.
It is not painful, in fact it will feel almost painless compared with other traditional solutions, and your skin will be just as smooth as if you were to use an expensive commercial product.
The ingredients necessary for these body sugaring epilation recipes are probably in your household already, and creating the mixture doesn’t take more than a few minutes. Applying and removing it is swift and painless, and unlike other experiments in this case you can see the results immediately. If everything went according to the plan, the fabric you apply over the concoction will be covered with hair, and the next time you resort to this treatment the element of surprise will vanish.
I’m equally attracted by the idea of paying virtually nothing for a product that is second to none of those that I could acquire online. The sheer idea of making an appointment, driving all the way to the salon for professional care and writing a check for all this trouble is giving me headaches. With this easy recipe, I can enjoy the same benefits hassle-free and due to the fact that the hair is pulled out at its roots, it takes longer for it to grow again.
- Strips of cotton fabric
- Spatula or wooden popsicle stick
- Candy thermometer (to measure the temp while heating the mixture)
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup sugar (1 cup is equivalent to 8 oz)
- juice from lemon halves (freshly squeezed)
- 2 cups sugar
- ¼ cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- ¼ cup water
- ) In medium heat, mix the ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Reduce to low heat once it starts boiling & stir constantly until the temperature reaches to 250 F. Then turn off the stove.
- ) Pour in a glass canning jar once the mixture cools down but be cautious that the temperature has cooled down before application.
- ) Slightly sprinkle the surface with cornstarch and rub it in.
- ) Spread a thin layer of the mixture in the direction of the hair growth using popsicle stick then cover with cotton strip.
- ) Rub the fabric a few times firmly. (in the direction of the hair growth.)
- ) Wait for a minute then pull skin tight with one hand and rip each strip off swiftly with the other (in the opposite direction of the hair growth).
- ) Re-apply as needed (you can re-heat the mixture if it gets too cool.)
- Simply add a bit of water if the mixture become stiff and pop in the microwave in a jiffy until it turned hot and blend it to cool down into the right temperature before application.
1.) You can recycle the strips by washing them in tepid soapy water.
2.) The mixture can grasp firmly if the hair is at the minimum of 1/4″.
3.) Refrain from using the mixture on warts, moles or skin tags. Do not attempt to apply the mixture on top of scrapes or cuts, stretch marks, varicose veins and rashes or any delicate area.
4.) Tightly close the jar & put in the fridge and plainly re-heat for future use.
5.) Simply add a bit of water if the mixture become stiff and pop in the microwave in a jiffy until it turned hot and blend it to cool down into the right temperature before application.