otp: manscaping

Persian Sugar Wax Recipe

I found his recipe here: http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/01/diy-natural-sugar-wax/

After trying a few other recipes as well as Gigi (way too painful and messy for my taste), this has been my favorite. 

Why I love it:

  • It’s super inexpensive to make
  • It barely sticks to your skin
  • A lot less pain than traditional wax
  • Biodegradable/Natural

Ingredients:

  • Sugar, white or brown (1 cup)
  • Water (2 Tbsp)
  • Lemon juice (1.5 Tbsp)
  • Salt, optional (1 tsp)

Combine ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer over low-medium heat. Keep an eye on the mixture as it can boil over easily. If it starts rising too much, lower the heat. Simmer for 10 mins or until the color is a medium/dark carmel color. Pour the sugar wax into a heat safe/microwave safe bowl (don’t use plastic or metal) and set aside for 20+ minutes. 

Getting the consistency right is the hardest part, once you’ve got it (after a failed batch or two), it can be stored in an airtight container to be used later. Make your hands SLIGHTLY damp, and grab a 1" ball of the wax work it by pulling it apart, then kneading it back together. Spread it onto the hairy areas and pull back swiftly. Knead it some more and keep going. 

Soooo happy to have my nether regions smooth again.

sooo, i’ll be forced to spend time outdoors for a bit and i won’t be as active. not like there’s really much to miss out on from my blog, haha. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

rage-san’s face was actually what i looked like when they told me i had to go spend time outdoors this weekend. enjoy rage-san’s tears while i go off to do my forced trekking thing. *cries*

‘Last night, we slept in a hotel with an English-speaking owner where there were no fleas, and were shaved in the latest “scream” in American barber chairs, the barber having been ten years in New Haven. He installed this splendor in a corner and gets only three clients a day!’

WW1 American ambulance driver’s diary - Behind the Wheel of a War Ambulance