How I Save $50 per month with DIY Sugar Wax Recipe No Strips

I wouldn’t normally resort experiments when it comes to my well-being, but the Sugar Wax Recipe or hair removal wax seemed like a promising concept.

Although it might sound a bit awkward for those who are used to purchasing the waxing products from the supermarket, this sugar wax recipe no strips technique has been used for centuries.

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It is not painful, in fact it will feel almost painless compared with other traditional solutions, and your skin will be just as smooth as if you were to use an expensive commercial product.

In this down economy, I don’t want to blow my hard-earned money on leg or armpit waxing. And since, I’m a big fan of DIY, creating my own sugar wax recipe yields more savings for me.

The ingredients necessary for this Sugar Wax Recipe are probably in your household already, and creating the mixture doesn’t take more than a few minutes.

Applying and removing it is swift and painless, and unlike other experiments, in this case you can see the results immediately.

If everything went according to the plan, the fabric you apply over the mixture will be covered with hair, and the next time you resort to this treatment the element of surprise will vanish.

Waxing Vs Shaving - Which is Better?

Permanent hair removal  – the ultimate goal for so many ladies! Most of us know the agony of choosing a technique like waxing, only to see hairs re-appear a few days later.

The market offers dozens of “long-lasting” possibilities but most of these are based on harsh chemicals, or they’re ineffective.

The good news is that the chemical-filled products aren’t the only possibility regarding effective hair removal. And here comes the sugar waxing as compared to regular chemical wax. This method does not adhere to the skin so the hair can be pulled at the root without damaging or hurting the surface

Some simple and safe home hair removal products can be made and used to get excellent results.

WAXING Pros Cons
1 Hair removal is long lasting, you get smooth clean skin for weeks. 2 weeks waiting time for growth. Waxing works best when hair is a quarter of an inch (1cm long). This gives the wax something to grab onto.
2 Waxing can be faster than shaving, especially for smaller areas. Can experience temporary redness of skin after waxing. But it goes away quickly.
3 Waxing is clean and hygienic. No need to worry about bacteria living in your razor blade. Technique takes practise so its essential to carefully follow the instructions to get the best results.
1 Razor blade is re-usable and it's cheap. Hair re-growth can appear coarser and darker.
2 Convenience especially when taking shower. Re-growth results in uncomfortable stubbles and the dreaded ‘prickle leg’.
3 No need to wait for your hair to grow out. Nick and cuts can occur in a steamy shower, and razor burns are a thing.

How To Make Sugar Wax

I’m equally attracted by the idea of paying virtually nothing for a product that is second to none of those that I could acquire online.

The sheer idea of making an appointment, driving all the way to the salon for professional care and writing a check for all this trouble is giving me headaches.

With this easy diy sugar wax recipe, I can enjoy the same benefits hassle-free and due to the fact that the hair is pulled out at its roots, it takes longer for it to grow again.

TIPS Pre-Sugaring: Your hair must be at least a quarter of an inch long to be a better candidate for sugaring wax, so the paste will stick to the hair and pull out the roots. Also, before doing the process, make the affected area well exfoliated and not oily.S

Ingredients for Sugar Wax DIY

  • 1 cup sugar, white or brown (I used white)
  • 2 tablespoons water 
  • 2 or 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional, but I used it)

Directions :

Combine all of your ingredients in a pan. Stir that up. Simmer it over low-to-medium heat (low is better so you have a lesser chance of burning your mixture).

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Set the fire to low-medium heat
Continue stirring the mixture and watch the sugar crystals liquify. Keep stirring until it starts to change the color from white to amber to golden brown. This process will take about 8 minutes.

Once it turns to golden color, turn the heat off and remove immediately off the heat. The mixture will start to thicken.

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Turn off the heat once the mixture turns to golden brown

Pour over the sugar mixture into a slightly wet surface like cool marble countertop (or you can use the baking sheet or ceramic plate instead) once the color turns to golden brown.

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Pour the mixture over a slightly wet surface.

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  It’s very essential that you progressively bring in the edges, fold in the sugar wax to the center using a spoon, so it has time to cool down and enough to touch. The sugaring wax removes itself much easier when there’s a thin layer of water THAN when it’s in a dry surface.

Make sure your hands are wet before scooping the sugaring wax. The wax is really hot so take precaution not to get your hands burned while kneading. So be extra careful.

TIPS: Remember, water will melt the sugaring wax. Therefore, once you poured the wax into the marble surface, immediately soak the pan with water for easy clean-up. As to clean up the marble surface, apply some water and rub away the residue. It’s a tedious task that needs some elbow grease, that’s why some of you prefer to use the baking sheet instead.

After scooping the wax, continue stretching it more and wet your hands a bit for easy maneuver. Stretch, stretch and stretch! Once you achieve a light golden color, it’s ready for use.

Cut into half and continue stretching the sugaring wax until its ready and you formed it into a wax ball. However, wrap the excess wax  using a cling or saran wrap then, you can wrap it again with foil and store it in the fridge for future use. Just take the portion you need and put the rest back.

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Cut into half and wrap with a cling wrap

Sugar Waxing Instructions:

Make sure that the area you are waxing is completely dry.  Position the wax ball opposite to the direction of hair growth. Pull your skin taut and smooth over the area a few times so it would really adhere to the hair, then pull off in the direction of growth as fast as you can.

Compare to regular waxing, you can go over the same area a few more times if you miss any stubborn follicle. Once done, just go over your skin with a warm damp towel to remove any stickiness.

This sugar wax recipe no strips is water-soluble, so you shouldn’t have any struggles washing it off your skin or fabric in case you get them in your clothes. You can also apply aloe vera gel afterwards to soothe your skin!


Using this method, your result will last for a good 2 weeks more or less depending on a person.

Another benefit using this wax is you can continue using the same wax ball on multiple areas of your body up until it loses its elasticity.

Tips For a Successful Sugar Waxing:

As per my experience, the sugar waxing is actually less painful and gives me a nice exfoliating experience that yield a smooth and hair-free armpits.

After 2 weeks, my hair pits grew back thinner and sparser every time. True to its claim, the sugaring wax has the advantage of lesser downtime. Here are the tips that would help you have a nice experience:

  • Fresh lemon juice is highly recommended. Like, fresh-squeezed from a whole lemon instead of the bottled one, I think this made a HUGE difference.
  • Don’t rush the preparation process, so don’t try to speed up the cooking or cooling process.
  • Gently exfoliate after 2 days to help prevent ingrown hairs.
  • If your wax cools or hardens too much, zap it in the microwave for 10 seconds.
  • Make clean-up easy by gently dunking containers and tools into hot water.
  • Extra Tip: let the whole mixture cool in the fridge in a glass jar. When you’re ready to wax, microwave your mixture for about 10 seconds. Use a little bit of that wax and it’ll be at the perfect temperature. This will also prevent you from having to make a batch of wax every month.

There are three kinds of people in this world: people who make it happen, people who watch what happens, and people who wonder what happened.

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