sugar-waxYou will need:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water


  • Cook until mixture reaches 250° F on candy thermometer.
  • Wait until cool enough to put on skin (test carefully...).
  • Tear a cotton bedsheet into strips 3 inches wide or so, and about the length of your leg.
  • Spread sugar very thinly (back of a flat butter knife works well) in a stripe down your leg.
  • Press a fabric strip firmly over the sugar, down your leg. Run your hands down it a few more times.
  • Pull fabric off, from bottom to top of leg.

Note: make a batch of sugar ahead, store in fridge, and reheat when needed.

Fabric strips are washable and reusable, of course.