How to Make Sugar Wax at Home

by Kimbry Parker ; Updated July 18, 2017

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Waxing is an effective way to remove unwanted body hair, but it’s not cheap if you get it done by a professional. And while there are waxing kits available for purchase at drug stores, these too can cost a pretty penny. You don’t have to break the bank just to get a silky-smooth wax job. With just a few ingredients, you can make a sugar wax for hair removal right at home. This ooey-gooey sticky wax will get rid of the hair, and you’ll even have money left over to indulge in a mani/pedi.

Place four chamomile tea bags into a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat after boiling, and let the tea bags steep for 30 minutes. Discard the tea bags and take out ½ cup of the tea.

Pour 1 cup of water into the empty saucepan. Add ½ cup water and ½ cup of the steeped chamomile tea.

Mix in 2 cups of sugar and 2 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice. You can use white sugar or brown sugar. Stir well with a spoon so the sugar and liquid are thoroughly combined.

Heat the sugar and liquid mixture over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until it boils. Let it boil for a few minutes, or until it becomes a slightly darker color than it was originally. Remove from the heat and transfer to a glass bowl.

Let the sugar wax cool down to a warm temperature before applying it to your skin.