There was a good video on YouTube showing how someone made their own, so I used that recipe. Making this stuff was much harder than it looked, though.
Body Sugar recipe:
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
|This pot was too small, it overflowed when the sugar boiled|
It seemed to get the right consistency, but upon cooling, it was not sticky enough to remove hair.
On the second try, I used a larger stainless steel pot. Turns out, this is the secret. The first pot I was using was only slightly larger than the contents, which didn’t allow the mixture room enough to boil up and then down again. Using a 3 quart stainless steel sauce pan was a much better idea.
I used the second batch this morning to remove hair and it worked great!
So, here are my tips for making your own body sugar:
- Use a pot that is at least twice as large as the mixture before it starts boiling. I recommend a 3 quart pot.
- I am not sure if the stainless steel made the difference, but I do recommend stainless steel over a non-stick pan simply because you can see the color of the mixture better in light-colored stainless steel.
- Do use a candy thermometer and maintain a temperature of 240-250 degrees.
- Do the hard-ball candy test – put a drop of the mixture into a glass of cold water. When it is ready, the drop will bend and spread but not dissipate in the water.
For more info, read my previous post on eco-friendly hair removal.