I have tried to pretend that my facial hair was normal for a woman, and most of it is. I have cute peach fuzz on most of may face giving me a nice summer glow, you mix that with my baby hairs at my temple hair line and its quite becoming. Both of these hairs make me happy, but that under the nose stuff...um no. It was too dark to go unnoticed and too thick to blend in therefore it must be destroyed! Thanks to a sweet Pinterest search we had a fantastic Hair Removal idea. Its all natural and only has two ingredients. I was very scared at first but the husband convinced me to give it a go, he even offered his back to try it out on if I wanted it.
The recipe is equal parts white sugar and real lemon juice, we did 3/4 cup of each to start. I wouldn't go much less just because you have to boil it on the stove top and if you don't have enough ingredient in the pan it could possibly burn. To get 3/4 cup lemon juice we squeezed the brains out of 4 big lemons.
Mix the white sugar and the lemon juice in a small sauce pan and cook over medium-high high heat stirring often until nice and thick. We are basically making candy with this. I know we got up to 230 degrees on the thermometer but the best test for facial sugar wax doneness is the cold glass of water test. Take a drop of your cooked candy, I mean facial sugar wax, at various points during cooking process and let it fall into a cold glass of water. If it dissolves it still needs to cook, if it holds together in a little ball and sinks to bottom of the glass than you are done! You mixture should be marmalade colored.
This is totally fab! I am no longer ashamed of my stash and we were able to make our own sugar wax to take care of the problem, happy day! Give this simple recipe a try if you need to do a bit of hair taming of your own, you can store the extra in a lidded jar in the fridge and warm it up as needed.