How to Make Sugar Wax at Home

by Kimbry Parker ; Updated July 18, 2017

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.


  • Once the sugar wax has cooled to a safe temperature, spread it onto your skin with a Popsicle stick. Apply a waxing strip to the area, press down firmly for a few seconds and then rip it off in a quick motion in the opposite direction of the hair growth. Have a pot of hot water nearby while using the sugar wax. Sit your container of sugar wax into the pot of hot water if it begins to cool down to keep it soft and pliable while you’re using it.

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About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.