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What is the best recipe for a good sugar wax?

Please share if you have a good sugar wax recipe OR even just regular wax, but I have read that sugar wax is much more gentler and safer on the skin!

@babygurl89, try this sugar wax recipe - it’s SUPER easy to make, doesn’t require many ingredients, and is so much better (and gentler) for your skin than regular wax!

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a pot and stir 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 constantly, 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.

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.

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@babygurl89 I use the recipe below and it works wonderfully for me every time! Just be sure to let it cool before using!

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@beautylover562 oops haha I think this is the exact same recipe I just posted :joy:

lol yep same recipe :hear_no_evil:

omg im so pumped to try this!! It’s hard to believe that this would actually work but it’s totally worth the shot!!