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Amazing Sugaring Recipe!

Thought I’d share with you all our all-time favorite (super simple to make) sugar wax recipe!

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water

As you can see, the ingredients are all 100% natural and you probably already have them in your kitchen. Plus, imagine the amount of money you’ll be saving!!!


  1. In a medium sized pot, add all of the ingredients and mix them with a wooden spoon.
  2. Place the pot over high heat, and wait until the mixture becomes bubbly/frothy.
  3. Reduce to medium heat, and stir constantly. It’s extremely important that you stir, stir, stir, otherwise the mixture will harden and you’ll have to start over again.
  4. Cook on medium heat while stirring constantly until mixture reaches a medium golden brown color. This should take about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove the pot from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, take a spoonful of the sugar wax mixture and place it in the fridge. Allow it to cool, and if the consistency still isn’t right, return the mixture to heat.
  6. The consistency should be a thick, manageable consistency (you should be able to pick it up….just like wax).
  7. Allow to cool at least 30 minutes.
  8. Once cooled, transfer to a bowl.

How to Use:


Using a wooden spoon, spatula, or even your hands, grab a small amount of the sugar wax from the bowl, and roll between your hands, forming a ball.

Press the ball down to flatten onto the area you want waxed. The sugar wax should be on your skin about 1/4″ thick.

You can also use waxing strips, by pressing the wax onto the skin, and then placing the wax strips on top of the wax. Then, rub the strips back and forth to create some friction.

Take a deep breath, pick up the end of the wax, and pull fast and in one motion AGAINST the direction which your hair grows. You can reuse the same wax piece 3-4 times until you should make a new ball.

The wax can be used on any part of the body, including bikini, underarms, face, and legs.

Sugar waxing should last a few weeks, depending on how fast your hair grows.



Thanks for sharing!! Will try!

Tried this recipe last night and OMG it’s amazing!! Highly recommend that you guys try this! It’s super easy to make and the results are incredible. Plus, sugaring doesn’t hurt as much as waxing does!

Ditto, this is the best way to get rid of unwanted hair! Been doing it for years, and it’s such a cheap and easy method!

I’ve never tried sugaring before, although I did get a wax a few years ago and it hurt like hell. On a scale of 1-10…how bad does this hurt, especially around the bikini area?

@leonie25 it honestly doesn’t hurt as bad as you would think! In fact, I think it’s a lot less painful than wax. But, to be on the safe side, take an Aleeve or a Tylenol about half an hour before, and that should help minimize the pain!