I did it. I Sugared.
To make Sugaring Paste you will need
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
Place all ingredients into a heavy bottom sauce pan, mix together and bring to a boil over a med-high heat. Reduce hat and simmer at least 25 minutes until it is a dark Amber color. Cool slightly and pour into a container and allow it to come to room temperature before using.
I did all that. Husband was really interested in the entire project so he hoovered and actually tended to the mixture as it simmered. I got it into the container, and started scrapping the stuff that stuck in the pan. Of course we tasted it. Tastes like lemon drops. Our boys, including a neighbor kid tried it as well. As soon as all of them had a bit in their mouths I announced that what they were eating would be ripping the hair off my legs. They all paused, looked at me, then shrugged. Tastes good!
As the mixture sat cooling more than once I had to tell everyone to STOP EATING IT!
Mixture has now cooled to room temperature. I grabbed the corn starch, and the boys wanted to try it. So small little balls were made, and I ripped the hair off their arms. Evil mama! It was like removing a band aid. They howled and laughed running though the house to show their father. I still say boys are silly, but girls are insane.
Why? Why did I decide to do this? My main goal was something that I didn't need water for, like shaving. And as I have sensitive to chemical skin, I opted to try the natural stuff.
Have you waxed before? I was informed that this was less painful than waxing. I rubbed just a bit of corn starch on my leg. Not a lot, just enough to keep the sugar from sticking to my skin. I pulled out a bit of the mixture, like pulling taffy, and formed a ball, warming the mixture back up a bit. Next I pulled it up my leg against the grain if you will. Took a deep breath and. . .
I turned into an opera singer.
Quickly pull the sugar down, with the grain.
ok, ok. I've got it down. Let's try it again.
I LOVE MY MOTHER! of course not what I said, sailors could be seen blushing.
I tried it again. Sugar Honey Ice Tea that hurts. Oh look, a root. Oh look, blood.
Are you kidding me. I am so done. I informed husband that I will try this again when I am super drunk and have no feeling in any of my extremities. Put a lid on the container and save for latter. If it gets to hard, add a bit of water and put it in the microwave a few moments, allow to cool before using.
But hey, it works.