These sugar wax recipes will not only be a safe bet for your face but can also be prepared easily at home without burning holes in your pocket. Homemade sugar waxing uses a thick sugar substrate that sticks only to the hair instead of sticking to the skin for getting each hair fibre out of its root effortlessly. As it does not adhere to the skin, it does not pull the skin for uprooting the hair, thereby causing much lesser pain than regular waxing.Here, we give you 3 simple recipes for this:
Natural Sugar Wax Recipe for Legs
Ingredients & Supplies
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, fresh is best
- 1 cup raw sugar, such as turbinado
- 2 Tablespoons water
- non-GMO cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- medium sized cooking pot
- stainless steel bowl
- several strips of cloth (about 6″ wide and 12″ long)
- Place lemon juice, sugar, and water in the pan on the stove. Heat slowly up to a slow boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until it becomes smooth and golden. This is about 260°F, but don’t worry too much about the temperature. Take it off the heat and transfer it to a stainless steel bowl. (Glass may crack at high temps and aluminum may react to the lemon juice.) Let it cool a bit – it will probably turn darker.
- While it’s cooling, wash your legs and exfoliate. Dry your legs and apply a thin layer of powder, like cornstarch or arrowroot powder.
- Take out some sugar mixture about the size of a ping pong ball. Knead it until it’s smooth. Spread it on your leg, moving in the direction of the hair. Always go with the hair growth, not against it.
- After it’s spread on your leg, take a cloth strip and press it onto the wax. (I have a bunch of flannel cloth strips I use for this. These will stick well and clean up easy. They can be used over and over for waxing.) You’ll want to wait until the wax has cooled to your body temperature. Then, grip the bottom edge of the strip and pull very quickly against the growth of the hair. Like a bandage, just rip it off–fast! If you hesitate, it will be more painful. You may not get all the hair the first time, so wait a few days before you do it again. You don’t want to irritate your skin too much.
- When you’re done, rinse off any remaining sugar mixture and moisturize. Try an oil such as jojoba or grapedeeds to minimize redness. It will likely be sore the first time, but will get better as you do it more often.
Sugar And Honey Wax
- Brown sugar / regular white sugar – 1 tablespoon
- Raw honey – 1 tablespoon
- Water – 1 tablespoon
- A microwave-safe bowl
- A spatula
- A few thin cloth strips
- Pour all ingredients i.e. brown sugar (or white sugar), honey and water into the microwave-safe bowl and place it inside the microwave oven.
- Cook the entire mixture for some time. To get the right consistency of your wax, you should cook the ingredient-mixture for 30-35 seconds in microwave until it starts bubbling and turns brown in colour.
- Remove the bowl from the heat and allow the wax to cool down. If you already have achieved the perfect consistency, you’ll be ready to go. If not, add ingredients based on the thickness of the concoction and cook for some more minutes.
- Now, it’s time for application. Take some homemade wax onto the spatula and apply to the facial hair you want to remove.
- Take a cloth strip and place it over the area where you have just applied the wax. Press firmly with your fingers and smooth out following the direction of growth of your facial hair.
- Then, pull the cloth swiftly (apply as sharp motion as possible) just in the opposite direction (reverse of your hair growth). Your movement should be firm enough and also keep it flowing.
- Repeat the application of wax and make use of the cloth strips one by one for getting rid of all the unwanted facial hair.
Sugar And Lemon Juice Wax
- Brown Sugar / Regular white sugar – 1 cup
- Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons (make sure that it is freshly squeezed)
- Water – 2 tablespoons
- A medium-sized bowl
- A spoon
- A spatula
- A few cotton cloth pieces
- Put the sugar in the bowl. Also, add lemon juice and water to it.
- Place the bowl over medium heat and keep stirring the mixture with the spoon.
- Do it for 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile, the mixture should become quite thicker and the consistency should become like honey.
- Once you get the right consistency of your wax, turn the heat off and remove the bowl from the oven. Let it cool down for a few minutes.
- Now, apply the warm wax to your facial hair with the help of the spatula. Remember that you need to start with a small section.
- Place a piece of cotton cloth over it, press the wax down firmly, smooth it out with your fingers and then, pull the cloth up in a rapid manner. The direction of your movement should be opposite of the growth of your facial hair.
- Keep repeating the last step until you remove all unwanted hair from your face.
Sugar, Honey And Lemon Juice Wax
- Brown sugar / regular white sugar – 1 cup
- Raw honey – 2 tablespoons
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
- A microwave-safe bowl
- A spatula
- Some cloth strips
- Pour sugar, honey and lemon juice into the microwave-safe bowl and place it inside the oven.
- Heat the whole thing up for 2-3 minutes to achieve the perfect consistency of the wax.
- Remove the bowl from the microwave oven and allow it to cool down to some extent.
- Now, apply the warm wax to a small section of facial hair with the spatula.
- Place a cloth strip over it, press it firmly as well as smooth it out with your fingers and pull it off against the growth of your hair swiftly.
- Continue the process unless you get rid of all the unwanted hair.