A homemade hair removal product is made with 2 cups white cane sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup water. The ingredients are brought to a boil with frequent stirring and allowed to simmer for 25 minutes to create a hair-removing paste or gel.
Strain the lemon juice to rid the mixture of pulp or seeds, or use lemon juice concentrate. Place the ingredients in a heavy, stainless steel sauce pan so that the sugar in the mixture does not overcook, and heat on the stove on medium-high heat. If only a thin saucepan is available, cook the mixture at a lower temperature, and do not bring it to a boil. Stir regularly so that the bottom of the mixture does not overheat.
The hair removal mixture darkens as it cooks and becomes a dark amber color after the 25-minute simmering period. Remove the mixture from the heat, let cool for 10 minutes, then place it into an air-tight container; it is ready for use after it has cooled.
If the mixture turns out too hard, place 1 tablespoon of water into the container, and microwave it for two minutes to soften the product. Allowing the product to cool slightly enables the product to stand as a gel, whereas letting it completely cool turns it into a paste.