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Easy eco-friendly hair removal. =]
I got fed up with throwing out razors and using waxes with a high concentration of chemicals in them, and since I'm a little short on cash booking a Sugaring appointment at a salon is out. I personally use this on my legs only, but you can pretty well go crazy with where you wax, so long as your pain tolerance permits. ;)

Sorry about the lack of photos.

Posted by Imagine-- from Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States • Published See Imagine--'s 3 projects »
  • Step 1

    Assemble your ingredients. Make sure you have a pretty big pot so the mix doesn't boil over and on to the stove, that's a real pain.

  • Step 2

    Put everything into the pot, mix it up, and throw it on a burner on high heat.

  • Step 3

    Stir often. Make sure you keep a close eye on this, when sugar starts to boil, it boils fast. At about the time everything starts boiling throw the candy thermometer in there to keep an eye on the temperature. You'll be cooking it to about 250 degrees, or the hardball candy stage.

  • Step 4

    Once the mix has hit 250 degrees take it off the heat and let it cool just a little bit. Then pour it into a microwave safe container, and let it cool some more.

    Once it's cooled to your liking, it takes about 45 minutes for mine to cool enough (Make sure you check just a drop on the plam of your hand before you cover yourself in it), slather it on and get waxing, but you know, if you decide to back out at the last minute you can always just eat this like a candy. Mmm lemon sugar.

    Hope someone found this useful, or at least interesting.

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Lebogang M.
Lebogang M. · Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA
I have made three batches with no success. Mine gets really hard when it cools off. I've read some blogs and they mention that the sugar should never be cooked for long.
Is the cooled off syrup supposed to be as hard as glass when you tap on it with a spoon?
Help please! I'm so frustrated cos I really want to sugar wax because my skin is really sensitive.
Fariha · Karachi, Sindh, PK · 12 projects
i'll try at home..
Fariha · Karachi, Sindh, PK · 12 projects
i'll try at home..
Ben · 1 project
instead of using a thermometer you can look at the substance, once it's almost ready, it'll get a gold-brown color and the substance will be "syrupy": so when you let it run off a spoon, it won't go as "fast" as when it was still water..
you can also put some on the side of you pan, if it sticks instead of running down you can turn down the heat..
next the bubbles will get a yellowish color and when taking it off of the fire, it'll be darkish-brown...

This is just what I experienced, see it for yourselves Happy
Megan M.
Megan M. · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 5 projects
every time i make it by the time its cool enough to use its too thick to wax with and its not sticky. any idea what im doing wrong?
Natalie V.
Natalie V.
hey i was wondering how you know when your wax is ready without the thermometer, i dont know what you mean by the hardball candy stage. ;S
Pyrate Pixie
Pyrate Pixie · Oviedo, Florida, US · 2 projects
I have tried this twice now. I love it! So much easier than waxing! And less painful. I was a long time waxer. And though I will still get my eyebrows done at a salon, this is my new treatment. (I've tried to wax my own eyebrows before. It wasn't pretty)

@Deanna...COffee filters! They are cheap to buy, easy to cut up and are customizable. You can also go to a fabric store (joanns for instant) and buy a yard or two of muslin. It's pretty cheap and you can get LOTS.
Midori~ K.
Midori~ K. · 5 projects
I tried this and it was a DISASTER! sticky stuff everywhere! i had to scrub it off for a really long time. I really wanted this to work Happy I guess i over boiled it T_T
this is awesome, but i've never waxed before. do you just buy waxing paper or is there something else (cheaper) that you can use?
Czeux Von Czeckeslovenisk
Czeux Von Czeckeslovenisk · Huddersfield, England, GB
mmmmmmm, is nice xD
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