Originally Posted by Pookie-poo
Can you PM the recipe and instructions? I'd love to try it!
I can't give you my recipe because it's one that I spent many hours perfecting for a home business that I had at one time and hope to once again resurrect at some point in the future.
However, I did a google search and found a sugar recipe that should work if you make it right.
2 C Sugar
1/4 C lemon juice
1/4 C Water
You will also need some thin canvas (100% cotton) cut into 2 1/2 x 8 inich strips.
Mix all ingredients together, boil until it reaches 250 degrees F. or at softball stage (as in when making jelly or candy.)
Pour into a microwavable plastic container. Let cool uncovered.To Use:
Make sure your skin is clean and dry, free of oils. Do not use cornstarch or powder to dry the skin because that will ruin your body sugar.
When you want to use it, microwave the container (uncovered) for about 10 to 20 seconds until softened. Do not boil! It should only be mildly warm and should not have the "ouch factor" if you stick your finger in it!
Use a tongue depresser and spread some of the mixture on the skin in the direction of the hair growth
. I usually cover an area about 2" x 5 inches or so.
Do not use the tongue depressor like a butter knife. You do not want to apply a thick layer of the sugar because it won't work then. Apply it using the thin edge of the tongue depresse, not the wide flat part. If you think you have applied enough, SCRAPE some off using the edge of the tongue depresser!
Most people tend to over apply. You really only want a very, very, very, very thin layer.
Apply the cotton stip over the sugared area. Rub firmly a few times so that it sticks to the sugar. Hold the skin at the far end of the strip and pull the strip quickly back over itself. Do not pull upwards and then back because that will hurt! And it will also bruise the skin. Grab the end of the strip and if you do it right your fingers/hand should remain in contact with the strip as you pull it backwards. Do it quickly and it won't hurt. I think it hurts less than pulling off a bandaid actually.
Apply some sugar to the next area. Apply the same strip over that area and repeat the rubbing and removal process.
Do it again with another area and use the same strip again.
Try applying the strip to another area without applying any new sugar. Rub firmly and remove as instructed above. You can often reuse the strip with the sugar on it a few times before having to apply more sugar or use a new cotton strip.
When done, simply rinse the cotton strips in hot water and hang to dry.
Cover the sugar and keep in a cool dark place (not fridge) for future use. Do not over heat when warming it again.
NOTE: if you are doing your brows, I find that those wooden cutical sticks work well for applying the sugar to the proper area. Again, apply in the direction of hair growth. Remove the strip in the opposite direction.
NOTE NOTE: Not all hair grows in the same direction. If you are finding that a few of the hairs on your leg are not being removed, try placing the strip at a different angle.
ANOTHER TIP: Under arm hair grows in 2 directions. The hair growth is divided in the middle. If you have your arm raised, the hair from the middle of the pit upwards grows "upward", so apply the sugar from arm pit towards your hand. The lower 1/2 of the arm pit grows downwards towards you feet.
The hair on the backs of your thighs grows "upwards" towards your buttocks, but the hair below your knees grows downwards towards your feet.
If you can't remember which way the hair grows, think of a monkey sitting down. We decended from primates and if we sit in a similar position as in this picture, all of the hair on your body is in the down direction. Pretty neat eh?
There is actually a reason for that. It has to do with rain and needing to facilitate the removal of water so that we dried faster in the wild http://www.naturephoto-cz.com/photos...nkey-30664.jpg