Sugar waxing at home

Sugar waxing or sugaring is nothing new as far as hair removal goes. In fact, sugar waxing has been used for hair removal in the Middle East since 1900 BC!

Unlike regular waxing, sugaring doesn’t remove the top layer of skin along with the hair making for a more pleasant waxing experience. Plus, it’s all natural and made with simple household ingredients which as you know, is my kind of recipe!

To make soft sugar wax you will need:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice (you may be able to use white vinegar but I haven’t tried it)
  • ¼ cup of water
  • strips

How to Use Soft Sugar Wax

  1. Begin by adding all of the above ingredients to a small pot or sauce pan and bring it to a boil.
  2. When it comes to a boil, turn it down to medium heat to prevent the sugar wax from boiling over.
  3. Simmer like this for 7 minutes.
  4. Next, carefully pour the sugar wax into a pyrex measuring cup. This will ensure that there are no accidents while reheating the wax. Mason jars can work but I would ere on the side of caution.
  5. Let the wax cool for 20-25 minutes. You want it to be a little thicker than honey.
  6. Once you’re sure the wax isn’t going to burn you, apply it against the grain of the hair in an even layer.
  7.  Immediately after applying the wax, firmly apply one of your cloth strips and then rapidly pull it off WITH the grain of your hair. Make sure the skin is taught as you do this.