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DIY waxing: persian waxing/sugaring recipe

February 13th, 2007 at 08:10 pm

i tried this persian wax/sugaring recipe i found online today and wanted to share it with everybody as it is so simple to make.

basically it is
2 c. sugar
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/4 cup water

boil on stove until amber colored, let cool and harden just a little. Consistency shouldn't be brittle or too runny. It works best if hair is at least 1/4" long, and skin is freshly washed/exfoliated and dried (can use baby powder to help).

Once it's cooled a little you can use a plastic butter knife to spread it on your skin and cotton or muslin strips to peel it off. When the mixture hardens too much to use, simply microwave/reheat it and continue. When you're done you can store the unused portion for future use. I figure it's a great recipe because it's stuff most of us have around the house normally and it's fairly simple to follow. It's supposed to be less painful than traditional waxing although i couldn't tell you for sure as i've always been to chicken to wax until now.

Notes on what i did... i used half the amount of sugar (we ran out... drat!) and although it wasn't very think after i let it cool on the butter knife a little i could spread it on, press the strip down on the hair, wait a sec for to harden and then pull it off. i just cut up and old stained skirt and used that as my strips.

Here's a link to the site that i found it on...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=84233.0

hope this helps somebody. i think it's a great alternative for those that hate shaving and think regular waxing is too painful.