Home Bath, Body & Beauty Recipes
Make your own body sugaring "wax"
This natural body
sugaring recipe is for hair removal. It is cheaper that buying
wax for hair removal because you can make this at home whenever
you need it.
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup lemon juice (pure, not lemonade please!)
candy thermometer, if you don't own one
In a medium saucepan,
add water, sugar and lemon juice and heat over low heat. Stir
the mixture every 15 seconds or so to prevent burning. Keep
heating until small bubbles begin to form, then check temperature
with a candy thermometer. Once the thermometer reads 250F,
remove the saucepan from the heat.
Allow the mixture
to cool for about 15 minutes, or until it is cool enough to
touch without burning your skin. Place body sugaring mixture
into a microwave-safe container and seal tightly. Body sugar
will keep for one month before needing replacement.
Heat in microwave
before use. You can use an old cotton tshirt cut into stripsfor
hair removal. You can apply with a wooden spoon or stick in
a layer about 1/8" thick, then press cotton strips on
top of body sugar then pull to remove, making sure to remove
in the opposite direction of your hair growth. Pull as quickly