How to Make Your Own Homemade Sugar Wax

In this economy, why spend $30 or more on a leg wax when you can do it yourself? While you can buy wax kits in any drugstore, cooking your own sugar wax over the stove can save an extra few dollars on the wax itself. Below is an easy homemade sugar wax recipe allows you to create your own leg, chin, and arm wax.


Prep Time: 45 minutes

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water


To make the sugar wax, cook the ingredients over low heat for about 45 minutes until the sugar caramelizes, then let it cool. Once the sugar mixture cools, you should be left with a sticky taffy-like wax. To use, apply the wax with a plastic knife or wooden stick in the direction the hair grows. Take a piece of cloth (you can tear up an old sheet) and press it down firmly on the wax, then pull it off quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth.

- Recipe by Hanna Rosin via Slate/DoubleX