Great desire to visit beauty salons do not always match with our opportunities. Therefore, the “homemade methods” are very often the best way in this situation.

Homemade sugar wax hair removal recipe has simple ingredients but complicated techniques. However, the output we get is cheap and practical. All home remedies are inexpensive and effective.

If you strictly follow the instructions, you will get what you want.

Things you need:

  • 250 gr sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

You can use brown or white sugar. It does not matter in this case. Brown sugar is better for different sugar scrubs and for sugar face wash.

You can add handmade fresh lemon juice or buy it at the store. Juice should be sugar-free.

How to Make Sugaring Wax

  • Put all ingredients in the saucepan. Mix them all together.
  • Place the pot on the stove. Turn on high heat for 15-20 seconds. Stir sugar to prevent burning.
  • Reduce the heat. Cover the pan. Leave the sugar paste for 4 minutes.
  • The sugar begins to dissolve. Mix it thoroughly. Close the pan. Leave it for another 4 minutes.
  • The mixture begins to boil. Stir it again. Leave the pan to boil for next 4 minutes under the closed pan.
  • Stir the boiling sugar after 4 minutes. It got a yellow tint. Cover the pan. Wait for another 4 minutes. That is the last time.
  • Total: 4 times for 4 minutes.
  • Remove the lid after 4 minutes. Sugar should be light brown color. Boil sugar paste on low heat with the lid open for 1-2 minutes more. Stir mixture all the time.
  • Turn off the heat. Pour sugar wax in heat-resistant container. Be very careful not to burn yourself.
  • Cool it for 1-1.5 hours. Sugar should be cool but not hardened.
  • Tear a piece of sugar wax and mash it strongly till structure is changed. Start hair removal.

How to use sugar paste for hair removal

  • Stick wax like plasticine pressing it against hair growth direction.
  • Quickly remove the wax in hair growth direction.
  • Use a piece of pasta until it sticks.
  • Then throw it away. Get the next piece.

Watch sugaring video to understand it better.

There is small real show how to prepare homemade sugar wax and how to remove hair with it.


Proportionally increase the amount of products if you want to make more sugar paste. Cooking time may be also increased.

It is also important to remember to keep lid closed, otherwise the water evaporates and it changes proportions of ingredients. As a result, the wax can get tough.

Ask your questions in the comments if you have them and share your own sugar wax experience with us.

12 Response Comments

  • Casey  March 26, 2014 at 23:28

    I understand what you mean when you write “until structure changes.” The problem for the batch I made is that every time I would use it (as previously directed, without this step) it would work for the most part until that very structural change took place. After I had used it a time or two, the wax would turn white-ish, as you demonstrate, and then it would be way too sticky for use. In fact, it was horribly frustrating and messy. Does this mean I cooked mine for too long? Also, is this hard or soft? There are videos, for example, at About.com that show how to use hard wax, and they lay it on much more thinly. They also sometimes say to pull in the opposite direction of the hair. Why is this all so confusing??

  • Irina  April 14, 2014 at 17:52

    Most likely you have it undercooked.
    Sugar wax is applied opposite the hair growth and removed with the hair inverse to conventional wax.
    Sugar is really very sticky but it’s natural.
    There are too many ways of hair removal. Maybe that method doesn’t suit you.

  • tiffany  July 24, 2014 at 05:25

    what is 250 gr in cups??

  • Irina  July 24, 2014 at 08:31

    It is sugar. If I understand your question

  • afshan  August 18, 2014 at 12:13

    Can this wax be use for facial hair?

  • Irina  August 18, 2014 at 15:45

    Of course, You can

  • afshan  August 18, 2014 at 15:52

    Same method for face making ball nd pressing against hair?

  • Irina  August 19, 2014 at 07:15

    Exactly

  • sumaya  October 14, 2014 at 14:37

    What should the consistency of it be and how long can u keep it for ? When re-using the wax should we heat it up again in the micro or use it straight from the jar ?

  • Irina  October 16, 2014 at 10:41

    You can keep it up to half-year. If it is very hard, it should be slightly warm up.

  • Diane  November 19, 2014 at 04:14

    When you say to reduce heat, should it be taken down to low just to allow the mixture to simmer?

  • Irina  November 19, 2014 at 19:04

    Right. It should not simmer strongly.

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