Making own sugar wax?

Has anyone does this?
Got sugared on my back and the comparison to waxing was amazing.
No redness, no bumps, no irritated skin. Never getting waxing again!

I’m actually decent at self waxing but just wondering how difficult it is to make yourself.


I sugar myself all the time! To make it is not too difficult - you just have to be patient and start to get a “knack” for when it’s “done” on the stove. Took lots of trial and error of overcooking (not fixable) and undercooking (fixable).


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (I have heard fresh is better, but I also use bottled)

Stir everything in medium pot on medium-high heat. Bring to boil and let bubble, turn down to around medium (should still bubble heavily - so adjust accordingly to your intuition). Stir continuously - this stuff burns easily. The bubbles will be WHITE. Let bubble anywhere between 7-15 minutes, continuously stirring. This is the key part. Once the bubbles start becoming a light golden color, TAKE OFF THE STOVE!!! Over cooking the sugar paste will ruin it. If it’s not cooked enough, you will be fine.

Once you take it off the stove, dip the tip of a spoon into the liquid and let cool a little, dab a little bit (about a tiny pea-size amount) onto your finger and press between your finger and thumb. When you release your finger, the goo should make more than one “thread” between your finger. If it’s one thick thread - it’s not done yet. Place on stove for a tiny bit more until it bubbles again - maybe another 2-3 minutes. Check again.

Have a glass wide-mouth jar ready. Pour the entire syrupy liquid into the jar while it is still hot. It should be a LIGHT brown/honey color. Because the paste was so hot, it will continue to “cook” in the jar (that’s why it’s important to take it off the stove right away, because it can so easily overcook). Over time, you will see it darken as it cooks in the jar. The final color should be amber, medium honey color. If it’s the color of pancake syrup, it’s overcooked.

Let the jar cool completely on the counter. Then put in the fridge and use when needed.

When you are ready to use it:

  • take out of fridge
  • heat in microwave for 3 seconds
  • stir, let cool enough to handle
  • scoop some out with spoon
  • use the spread & snatch technique to remove hair

Other tips: clean area to be waxed with soap and water, exfoliating as you clean. Dry completely, wipe with rubbing alcohol to prevent pimples and ingrowns. Sprinkle area with baby powder.

Let me know if that helped or if you have any other questions. I have been thinking of making a video on how to do this…

Making your own sugar wax is actually super easy, but it may take you a few tries to get the consistency just right. When I first started, I had some troubles, but the second time, I started to really get the idea - the consistency has to be that of malleable wax…kinda like a putty. Once you understand that, making your own is actually really easy and you only need 3 ingredients: sugar, water, and lemon or lime juice, although you can also substitute for ACV.

I actually followed this exact recipe:

Every time I make it, it turns out just right!

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