If you prefer to save money and wax at home, you can make your own sugar wax for hair removal. You can use it on legs, underarms, upper lip, eyebrows and even on the delicate bikini area if you are brave enough to wax that area on your own. Homemade sugar wax offers a money-saving alternative to salon waxing and even store-bought commercially made waxes. The best part is you probably already have all of the ingredients you need to make your own sugar wax.
Items you will need
- 3 cups of sugar
- ½ cup of water
- ¼ cup of lemon juice
- Essential oils
- Wide-mouth glass jar with lid
- Craft stick
- Witch hazel
In a saucepan, stir together the sugar, water, lemon juice, several drops of an essential oil, such as tea tree oil or lavender. The essential oils are optional.
Over a medium heat, allow the mixture to boil for two to three minutes. Be sure to stir it constantly to prevent burning.
Remove the pan from the stove, and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
Pour the mixture into a wide-mouth glass jar with a lid, and store in the refrigerator. Make sure you clearly label the jar so that no one thinks it's a treat to eat.
To use the sugar wax, submerge the jar in hot water until the sugar wax becomes warm and pliable. Use a craft stick to apply it to the area you are waxing. Immediately apply a strip of muslin, and press down; pull off quickly to remove hair. Apply wax in the same direction the hair grows, and pull fabric off in the opposite direction.
As with any waxing technique, there may be some skin irritation after using sugar wax. Apply witch hazel to lessen the pain, swelling and redness.