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How to make your own hair-removing wax

Updated on May 13, 2015
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/5 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Lemon binds everything together
Lemon binds everything together
Sugar makes wax sticky for hair-removal
Sugar makes wax sticky for hair-removal

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: About 2 tablespoons of wax
  1. Put all the ingredients into a saucepan
  2. cook on medium-high heat, stiring occansionally
  3. Once it reaches a yellowish golden tint immediately remove pan from heat, and pour wax onto a granite or hard surface ,NOT WOOD, that has a small amount of water spread out on it (*the wax can be a bit messy but is dissolved with water so it wont permanently stick to anything it gets on)
  4. Wet hands and be careful because wax is VERY hot; knead/play with your wax as much as possible. If it gets hard before it becomes a nice consistency, put it in the microwave for 15 seconds and continue to knead/stretch out wax
  5. And you're finished!

How to Apply

1.) Make sure the area you are waxing is cleaned and if you have sensitive skin, you can apply some cornstarch to your skin before waxing.

2.) Apply the wax in the opposite direction of hair growth, pressing down firmly to make sure all the hairs have stuck to the wax

3.) Pull skin taunt and quickly rip off the wax (opposite hair growth) *Make sure it is a quick motion otherwise the wax will stick to your skin and will be hard to get off

4.) Apply slight pressure with fingertips to area that has been waxed to relive light pain or any swelling


After you're finished using your homemade wax, you can put it in a container and store it in your fridge. The next time you want to use it, take it out and let the wax soften up to room temperature before use.

What it looks like

What wax should look like after kneaded and pulled for a while
What wax should look like after kneaded and pulled for a while
What it looks like when cooking and ready to be removed from heat
What it looks like when cooking and ready to be removed from heat


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