How To Prepare A Homemade Sugar Paste For Waxing

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This homemade sugar paste is exactly what you need to get rid of the unwanted hair growth on the body! Sounds lucrative, right?


Forget about salon appointments and that harmful chemical in hair removal creams. Now, you can simply wax your body with the help of this sugar paste.

How To Make The Homemade Sugar Paste

All you need is just 3 simple ingredients:

  1. Sugar
  2. Water
  3. Lemon juice

With these 3 things, you are ready to start making wax at home. So let’s discuss the procedure for making homemade sugar paste in details.

There are two types of sugar wax that you can make at home – hard wax and soft wax. Both will suffice hair removal but whichever sounds more convenient to you, you should do that.

1. Hard Sugar Paste Wax


  • 2 cups of sugar;
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice;
  • 1 cup of water.

Mix all of this in a heavy bottom pan and heat. Once it reaches a rich honey color, turn off the heat and pour the mixture into a heatproof container.

In case the mixture color is darker, then it has turned into sugar candy and you can’t use it for hair removal!

Wait for 20 – 25 minutes and check if you can touch it with fingers or not. Once it is cool enough and ready to use, put it with a spatula on your skin in the opposite direction of hair growth. Count till 5 and then pull it off in the direction of hair growth.

2. Soft Sugar Paste Wax


  • 1 cup of sugar;
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice;
  • 1 cup of water.

Bring all these to boil together in a pan till it turns into light honey color. Turn off the heat and pour it into a heatproof container.

Once it is cool enough (15 – 20 minutes), it should be a little bit thicker than honey.

You can spread the wax on your body with a spatula on the opposite direction of the hair growth. Then with some fabric strips pull it in the direction of your hair growth.

Your homemade sugar paste is ready!

Tips For Best Homemade Sugar Paste

Here are a few tips to make sure this process is flawless:

  1. If you are storing it in a glass jar, slightly heat the container before pouring the wax to avoid cracking of the glass.
  2. For using this wax on delicate areas like the face and bikini line, pull or stretch the skin first to avoid breakouts.
  3. Always apply pressure with your fingers on the area you wax.
  4. If there is extra wax left, wash it off with cold water.
  5. Before waxing, do not apply anything on your skin. Rather, make sure that the area is clean.
  6. For later use, you can re-heat the mixture in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds.

Now, you are absolutely ready to start using this homemade sugar paste for waxing. So, stop worrying for a salon appointment and wax at your own convenience!


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