How to Make Facial Wax at Home

by Kenneth Coppens ; Updated September 28, 2017

Turn household sugar into an effective hair wax.

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Unwanted facial hair can be an embarrassing problem, especially for females. One of the quickest and longest-lasting hair removal techniques is waxing, which essentially involves ripping hair out from the roots in one swift motion. Waxes are readily available in almost any pharmacy or supermarket, but they can be expensive or even unsuitable for use on the face. A solution to the high price of store-bought wax is a homemade wax made from all-natural ingredients.

Combine 1 tbsp. of lemon juice, 1 cup of sugar and ΒΌ cup of honey in a microwave-safe bowl.

Stir the ingredients with a spoon until the mixture forms an even consistency.

Heat up the ingredients in the microwave for two minutes on medium heat. Remove the bowl every 20 seconds to stir the mixture and check the temperature. Depending on the power of your microwave, it may take less than two full minutes to heat the mixture.

Take the bowl out once the sugar mixture is hot to the touch, but not so hot that it burns you. It should have a thick, sticky consistency. If it gets too hot, let it cool down for a few minutes before you use it.

Spread the wax on areas of unwanted facial hair with a wooden stick or spatula. Place cotton strips over the wax and use your fingertips to stroke the strips in the direction of hair growth.

Quickly pull off the cotton strip against the direction of hair growth.


  • If the wax gets hard in the microwave, then it was cooked for too long. Start over with a new batch.

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About the Author

Kenneth Coppens began his freelance writing career in 2008. His passions in life consist of extensive personal research on food, gardening and finding natural and eco-friendly alternatives to nearly all aspects of life.