An ancient method
It is less painful than waxing, and cleanup is far simpler (all you need is water).
2 cups of sugar
¼ cup of lemon juice
¼ cup of water
Combine ingredients in a saucepan and boil the mixture
until it reaches 250°F. Use a candy thermometer to
determine the temperature. As soon as the mixture
reaches that heat, remove from flame immediately and pour it into
a pyrex container. Let it cool.
Be very careful when it's cooling. Don't stick your finger in, because
you can get a deep and nasty burn from this stuff.
You will need some baby powder
and cloth strips.
Once the mixture is cool enough to use, sprinkle your
legs with baby powder. Don't skip that step or you
risk pulling away skin rather than hair.
Spread a thin coating of the sugar mixture
in the direction of hair growth; press a cloth strip
over it, and tear off against the direction of hair
You will probably have to repeat the process in some
areas where the hair grows in several directions at once.
While you're using the mixture, it should have the
consistency of molasses. When it gets too cool, it
gets thicker and is unusable. Put it in a microwave
for about 30 seconds (again, be careful you don't
burn yourself!) to get it back to the right temperature/consistency.