Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sugaring Hair Removal

I recently found a wonderful recipe for Sugaring on Pioneer Thinking, a website providing information about natural and simple living. I feel this recipe works as well if not better than many of the commercial versions currently on the market and is much cheaper too.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • A drizzle of Molasses (optional)
  • Something to spread the mixture with (i.e. tongue depressor, popsicle stick, etc.)
  • Cotton fabric (I use old strips from a previous sugaring kit, but any cotton fabric strips will do)
Make sure the area you plan to sugar is clean and dry and has at least 1/8 to 1/4 inch of hair growth.

Microwave - Mix lemon, sugar, and honey in a bowl. Microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes until it bubbles into a smooth consistency.

Stove – Mix ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat on medium-low until the mixture bubbles into a smooth consistency, stirring often.

Let the mixture cool until it can be safely touched.

Spread a thin layer of mixture on the desired area. Cover the area with a strip of fabric. Rub the strip in the opposite way of hair growth about three times. Grab the end of the fabric and pull it off very quickly against the direction of the hair growth. If the mixture gets too hard to spread, reheat the mixture slightly.

This recipe stores for a long time. I keep mine in a covered container in the refrigerator and reheat when needed.

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