If you want to learn how to make sugar wax at home you are in the right place because I have 3 foolproof DIY recipes to share with you.
So If you are still using a razor to get rid of unwanted hair, you should read this.
And if you are going to an esthetician to get your waxing done, you should also read this.
Because this is the DIY age, and almost everything that professionals out there are doing can be done in the comfort of our houses in more comfortable ways.
You can now make your own sugar wax at home with available ingredients and use it privately.
Another plus? Scream as loud as you want!
And the best benefit of all is the money you are going to save. If you going to the salon every month, making your own homemade sugar wax is going to save you serious bucks.
- 1 What Is Sugar Wax?
- 2 7 Sugar Wax Tips for A Perfect Recipe
- 3 Top 3 Favorite Recipes
- 3.1 1. Homemade Sugar Wax Recipe with Lemon Juice (with pictures)
- 3.2 2. Sugar Wax Recipe With an Alternative to Lemon Juice
- 3.3 3. The Best DIY Sugar Wax Recipe Without Lemon
- 3.4 Before You Wax …
- 3.5 How to Sugar Wax at Home
- 3.6 Sugar Waxing Post Care Tips
- 3.7 Washing Pots After Making Sugar Wax
- 3.8 Related posts:
What Is Sugar Wax?
Is a natural way of removing body and facial hair using a paste made of sugar, lemon and water. It is very similar in texture and color to honey. People usually sugar wax at home because is more convenient and cheaper but there are some beauty salons offering this treatment too. It can be used in all skin types, even sensitive skin.
Before making the recipes I’m going to share few sugar wax tips that will make your sugaring experience easier.
7 Sugar Wax Tips for A Perfect Recipe
1 – You can use white or brown sugar for the recipes. I like to use white sugar for mine because I find that the wax gets too dark when I use brown sugar.
2. To prevent burning the sugar set the heat to medium until starts simmering and then to low. (I set mine, in a electric stove, to 4 to begin with and then lower to 2)
3. As soon as the golden brown color (similar to honey) begins to show remove it from the stove. This can take about 8-10 minutes, depending on the intensity of the heat.
4. Make sure the container you use to transfer the wax is heat resistant.
5. Allow the mixture to cool for at least 15-20 minutes. Always check the temperature before applying it. In case you burnt yourself pour cold water on the area. You can also rub ice or apply aloe vera gel, cold cucumber or cold milk.
6. It is more difficult to get it right the first time, specially if you are a beginner. Just try again if it doesn’t work. You will become an expert in no time!
7. If you are not going to use it straight away keep it covered in the fridge. When you decide to use it put in the microwave until it melts. Wait for it to cool and is ready to use.
So, let’s get started!
Top 3 Favorite Recipes
Here are 3 of my favorite homemade sugar wax recipes. And just in case you are not a fan of lemon I have included one that works without it.
1. Homemade Sugar Wax Recipe with Lemon Juice (with pictures)
What you need:
- White sugar – 1 cup
- Water – 2 spoons
- Fresh lemon juice – 2 spoons
- Heat resistant container
- A medium size pot
Sugar wax preparation:
1- Get the ingredients ready.
2. Place the sugar, water, and lemon juice in a non-stick pan and turn on the heat.
3. Set the heat to medium heat so that your wax doesn’t burn.
4. Keep stirring and stirring.
4. Lower the heat but keep stirring till it begins to turn golden brown.
5. It usually takes from 8 to 10 minutes for the wax to be ready, but check for the golden brown color because it might come earlier or later than this time depending on the intensity of the heat.
6. As soon as the sugar begins to caramelize remove it from the heat and allow the sugar wax to cool. Don’t leave it longer because it turns black. It is better to remove it earlier because you can always put back on the heat but if it burns you would have to throw it and start again.
7. As it cools, transfer to a heat resistant container and store in a cool place.
Your diy sugar wax is ready to use!
Make the other two wax recipes in the same way but varying some of the ingredients.
2. Sugar Wax Recipe With an Alternative to Lemon Juice
You will need:
White sugar – 1 cup
Water – 2 spoons
Lime juice – 2 spoons
Saucepan (medium size)
Heat resistant container
How to make it:
1. Mix the sugar, water, and lime juice in a non-stick pan and turn on the heat.
2. Set the heat to medium heat so that your wax doesn’t burn.
3. Keep stirring until it starts boiling then stop stirring.
4. Let the mixture boil till it begins to turn golden brown.
5. It takes up to 8/10 minutes for the wax to be ready but make sure you check the color.
6. Turn off the heat to allow the sugar wax to cool.
7. As it cools, pour it into the heat resistant container and store in a cool place.
3. The Best DIY Sugar Wax Recipe Without Lemon
Ingredients and utensils:
How to make it:
- Mix the sugar, water, vinegar in a non-stick pan and turn on the heat.
- Make sure the heat is set to medium to prevent the mixture from burning.
- Keep stirring.
- Let the mixture shimmer and keep stirring till it begins to turn golden brown.
- It takes about 8 or 10 minutes for the wax to be ready but always check for the color because it might happen earlier than that.
- Turn off the heat to allow the sugar wax to cool as you add the lavender essential oil and stir with a wooden spoon. The constant stirring will help you tell if the wax has the right consistency.
- As it cools, pour it into a heat resistant container and store in a cool place.
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Before You Wax …
# Check the wax before you start to make sure is not too hot.
# Make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients used. Perform a test in a small part of the skin.
# It is important to exfoliate before waxing. Do this 2 days before your session.
# Don’t take a shower 2 hours before waxing as this might make the skin extra sensitive.
# Don’t use if you have broken skin, a skin rush, varicose veins or are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Q: How long does the hair need to be?Source
A: 1/2″ – about the length of a grain of rice. Depending on how fast your hair grows, that is usually 10 – 14 days after your last shave.
How to Sugar Wax at Home
1. Use some baby powder on the area you want to wax. This will get rid of any moisture that might prevent the wax from adhering to the hair.
2. Scoop some of the sugar wax and form a mound the size of a golf ball. Apply the wax on the skin surface, in the opposite direction that your hair grows.
3. Using a popsicle stick or your hands, spread the wax evenly on the skin to achieve a thickness of about a quarter of an inch.
4. Hold the skin tight and quickly rip the wax off in the direction of your hair growth.
5. If the sugar wax is too runny you need to shimmer it a bit longer until it thickens. On the contrary if is too hard or sticky try adding a bit more water while shimmering until you get the consistency you want. If you have overcooked the sugar wax you need to throw it away and make a new batch.
6. Check for any hairs that didn’t come off and get rid of them using tweezers.
7. To get rid of the stickiness after waxing soak a cotton ball in olive oil and rub the area with it until smooth.
Remember you can use the same ball of sugar wax up to 3 or 4 times before discarding it.
Sugar Waxing Post Care Tips
# It is important to soothe your skin after a waxing session. This will help to prevent irritation, bumps and ingrown hairs. I recommend applying some cold pressed aloe vera gel to the post waxed skin.
# Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties that will keep irritation away. It is also an awesome natural moisturizer. Don’t use regular lotion or perfume on the skin after waxing.
# Avoid going out in direct sunlight immediately after waxing. Also, consider taking a day off your regular exercise routine to keep sweat off the skin.
So, there you have it!
Washing Pots After Making Sugar Wax
Your pots will be sticky and difficult to clean and eliminate when the remaining sugar wax hardens. There are two ways I use to clean them.
1- Cover the inside of the pot with very hot water and a trickle of washing up liquid. Let it rest for 1 hour and wash as usual.
2- If there is still stubborn wax pour some water into the pot and heat it up. This will melt the remaining wax. Throw the water and wash the pot.
These homemade recipes are 100% natural and good for your skin. They are also very pocket-friendly.
And one last thing, homemade sugar wax can last for months if stored covered in a cool place or in the refrigerator.
Any tips on how to make sugar wax at home?