Homemade Sugar Wax for Hair Removal
Removing unwanted body hair at home is the preferred method for many rather than an expensive visit to a salon. Commercially available waxes and hair removal creams are too harsh for many people with sensitive skin. Some people feel embarrassed to go to salon to have unwanted body hair removed, while others can’t afford the expense and upkeep of salon visits. Making your own sugar wax hair remover is the perfect alternative to pricey lotions, creams and professionals. Many people aren’t comfortable applying chemical hair removers to their bodies and would rather stick with a natural hair remover. Regardless of the reasons, sugar waxing can be done at home.
Invite a few friends and have a girls night of beauty or remove unwanted hair in the privacy of your own home if you don’t want anyone to know. Even though many people think of hair removal as a chore for women, many men look to remove chest hair, back hair or arm hair. Sugaring works on either gender.
Sugar Wax Recipe
Pour ½ cup water, ¼ cup lemon juice and 3 cups sugar into a pot. You can add 3 to 4 drops of Tea Tree oil or lavender essential oil to the mix, which will add antibacterial properties and a fresh scent to the sugar wax, but these are optional and not required.
Place the pot on the stove and heat them over a low heat.
Stir the ingredients continuously to prevent burning and sticking.
Bring the sugar wax mixture to a slow boil and allow it to bubble for one to two minutes.
Turn the heat off and place the pot onto a heat safe trivet.
Let the sugar wax cool for a few minutes.
Pour the sugar wax into a clean, glass jar with a wide opening at the top.
Using the Sugar Wax
Allow the sugar wax to cool until it is hot but will not burn your skin.
Examine the area from which you want hair removed to determine the direction it grows.
Scoop up some sugar wax on a wood tongue depressor or popsicle stick.
Spread the wax in the same direction as the hair growth.
Immediately, before the wax has time to cool, place a piece of cotton or muslin fabric over the wax and press it down. Rub your hand back and forth over the fabric to press the sugar wax into the fabric fibers.
Quickly pull the cloth strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
Continue to apply the sugar wax in the same direction as the hair growth, press fabric into the wax and pull the fabric off in the opposite direction of the hair growth until all unwanted body hair has been removed.
Sugar Waxing Tips
After the sugar wax has cooled it will solidify, put a lid on the jar or cover it tightly with plastic wrap.
Keep the sugar wax in the refrigerator between uses.
The next time you plan on using the sugar wax, take it out of the refrigerator for a least 30 minutes.
Fill a pot with hot water and place the jar in the hot water. Wait for the sugar wax to melt. If it does melt completely, dump the water and refill the pot with more hot water.
Always check the temperature of the sugaring wax before applying it to your skin to avoid burning yourself.