This Easy DIY Sugar Wax Recipe Needs Only 3 Ingredients

Golden Rootz
by Golden Rootz
9 Materials
45 Minutes

If you’re into home waxing, this DIY sugar wax recipe is for you. In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to make your very own sugar wax using all-natural ingredients.

This is a great beauty product to make, and the finished wax will smell and feel wonderful. Making your own wax also allows you to save money, which is always a bonus. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Teacup
  • Spatula
  • Mixing bowl
  • Lemon
  • Tea tree oil
  • Saucepan
  • Thermometer
  • Jar
Mixing ingredients for the sugar wax recipe

1. Mix everything together

Stary by combining one teacup’s worth of sugar with 50-60ml (2 fluid ounces) of water in a mixing bowl. Squeeze out a lemon to make about one teaspoon of lemon juice - that is enough. Lastly, add 10 drops of tea tree oil because this helps with skin irritation.

Once done, mix it all together, and when everything is combined, transfer the mixture to a saucepan. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with the spatula to get all of the wax mixture out.

*Please note this is going to make a hard wax. If you want a softer consistency in your wax, you should use half the water or add 1-1.5 more cups of sugar.

Heating the sugar mixture to make sugar wax

2. Boil the mixture

Place the pot over a low heat, and you will notice that some bubbles start to develop.

I advise using a thermometer so that you can check the temperature of the wax and ensure that it doesn’t burn or you don’t take it off too soon.

When the mixture reaches 120°C (248°F), take it off the heat.

Pouring the hot DIY sugar wax into a jar

3. Pour into a jar

Next, pour your wax into a jar. Be careful and pour slowly because it will be very hot. Let the wax fully cool down and set before you use it.

DIY sugar wax recipe

Easy sugar wax recipe

Now you have your sugar wax ready to use. This DIY was so easy to do!

To use, roll the wax around in your hand to make it warm and malleable. Then, simply spread the wax down flat on the area where you want to remove hair and then quickly rip it off from bottom to top.

When you know how to make products like this yourself, you don’t have to go to a store and buy them; it’s a great money-saving hack. I hope you’ll give this sugar wax DIY a go!

Suggested materials:
  • Granulated sugar
  • Teacup
  • Spatula
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  • Maria Maria on Jan 06, 2022

    I definitely will try this but I will mix all ingredients IN saucepan rather than scraping it from bowl to saucepan. How long should it stay on face before peeling off?