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DIY Sugar & Honey Wax Recipe | How To Make

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Are you looking for a honey-sugar wax recipe?

This tutorial will show you how to make sugar wax with honey for hair removal.

I’ve never made sugar wax with honey, so this was an experiment.

I made the first batch without lemon, which turned out hard and brittle as it cooled.

Then I made another one with lemon and was lucky the second time.

Mind you, I added the initial hard and brittle one to the second batch.

So I’ll show you

  • How to make DIY sugar honey wax,
  • What to do when your wax gets too hard
  • And why your wax is too sticky.

Before I forget, this honey sugar wax recipe is for hard wax.

Meaning you don’t need strips to use it.

Let’s begin.

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How to make sugar wax with honey

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This recipe can be easily doubled.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. lemon

If you have no lemons, here’s a sugar wax recipe without lemon juice.

Tools:

  • A saucepan
  • A wooden spoon
  • A folded dishcloth or wooden chopping board
  • A mason jar or any microwave-safe container with a lid

Instructions

  • First, add 1 cup of white sugar, 1/8 cup of honey, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of water to a non-stick saucepan.
  • Cook the sugar-honey wax mixture on medium heat until it turns brown.
  • If it starts smoking, it means it is burning.
  • So once it is honey brown, it is ready.
  • Next, take the saucepan off the stove and place it on a wooden chopping board or folded dishcloth.
  • Then, keep stirring the honey-sugar wax until it begins to cool.

DIY Honey Sugar Wax Recipe | How To Make
  • When it is warm but not hot, pour the honey and sugar wax into a microwave-safe container or mason jar.
  • Place the lid on it and store it.
  • Use this wax the same way you’d use regular hard sugar wax.

If you don’t like using the stovetop, check out this Easy Microwave Sugar Wax For Removing Unwanted Hair.

How to use the honey sugar wax

What you need

Paper towels: To wipe off sweat and oils before and during waxing, especially in the bikini area.

Baby powder: to absorb moisture on the skin.

Post-wax care kit: baking soda, tweezers, aloe vera gel, honey, and a clean washcloth.

If you are waxing your bikini area, please use paper towels to soak up moisture instead of powder.

Directions to wax yourself

  • First, ensure your skin is free of oil and moisture before applying the honey sugar wax.
  • Apply powder to the area you want to wax.
  • Then pull your skin taut and apply the wax in the opposite direction of hair growth, and with one quick move in the other direction, pull it off.
  • Place your palm on the spot to calm the pain.
  • Try not to think about it too much. It would hurt anyway, and the faster you work, the less sweaty and oily your skin would be.
  • But remember to dab the sweat off your skin with the folded paper towel.
  • Repeat the same process until you have waxed out the whole area.
  • Make sure to follow up with post-waxing care.

How to care for your skin after waxing

  • Use a wet washcloth to wipe the waxed skin.
  • Then, use a sterilized tweezer to pluck out any leftover hairs. (Soak or wipe your tweezers with alcohol.)
  • Next, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with a little water to form a thick paste, then exfoliate your waxed skin gently.
  • Rinse it off after a few minutes, then apply aloe vera or honey to soothe the skin.
  • Your skin will feel very smooth after a few hours.
  • Do not use deodorant for at least 24 hours after waxing.

What to do when your sugar wax is too hard

I’ve never made a hard sugar wax without lemon before, so today, being the first time, I got a stubbornly hard wax.

So here’s what you do when your sugar wax is too hard:

  • Make a new honey-sugar wax recipe, but add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice instead of one.
  • Cook it on the stove, stirring it continuously until it is a bit syrupy but not browning yet.
  • It should look like the one below.
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This is how your wax should look before you add the brittle, hard one.
  • Next, heat the candied hard wax in the microwave and pour it into the one on the stove.
  • And continue stirring it until the old and new wax is well incorporated.
  • Once it begins to bubble, take the sugar wax off the stove.
  • Set it on a folded dishcloth or wooden chop board and let it cool slowly.
  • Now you have a whole new sugar wax for sugaring.

Why your sugar wax is too sticky

If you’ve been making sugar wax at home, you must have made a sticky one at least once.

From experience, I noticed sugar wax gets too sticky if there’s too much lemon juice in it.

I normally use a tablespoon of lemon plus 2 tablespoons of water for the perfect sugar wax.

But when I used more than one tablespoon of lemon, my sugar wax turned out very sticky.

Likewise, when the lemon is not enough, you’d either have a sugar wax that needs lots of kneading or one that would bend your spoon.

So, make sure to stick to the recipe.

Also, your sugar wax can be too sticky if it’s not cooked enough.

If you notice it’s too sticky, try cooking it a little bit more.

That might help.

What to do if your sugar wax is too sticky

When I first made this wax, it was really sticky.

But I noticed it was a lot better the following day.

I guess the wax just needed more time to cool.

  • So, I suggest you leave the sticky wax overnight and see how it goes.
  • But if it is still sticking to your fingers more than it is supposed to, make a fresh one.
  • But with a tad bit less lemon.
  • Then mix it with the sticky one, and you’ll nail a perfect DIY honey sugar wax.

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DIY Honey Sugar Wax Recipe

Yield: 1 medium mason jar
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: under $5
How To Make Sugar Wax With Honey

Materials

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. lemon

Tools

  • A saucepan
  • A wooden spoon
  • A folded dishcloth or wooden chopping board
  • A mason jar or any microwave-safe container with a lid

Instructions

  1. First, add 1 cup of white sugar, 1/8 cup of honey, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of water to a non-stick saucepan.
  2. Cook the sugar-honey wax mixture on medium heat until it turns brown.
  3. If it starts smoking, it means it is burning.
  4. So once it is honey brown, it is ready.
  5. Next, take the saucepan off the stove and place it on a wooden chopping board or folded dishcloth.
  6. Then keep stirring the honey sugar wax until it begins to cool.
  7. When it is warm but not hot, pour the honey sugar wax into a microwave-safe container or mason jar.
  8. Place the lid on it and store it.
  9. Use this wax the same way you'd use regular hard sugar wax.

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There it is! A DIY honey sugar wax recipe

And that’s how to make honey sugar wax for natural hair removal at home.

What I love most about this sugar honey wax is that it is soft and requires less kneading, which is good.

I hope this helps you make sugar wax with honey and get a good sugaring session at home.

And also, know what to do when your wax is too hard or sticky.

Did you try this sugar honey wax recipe?

Please share your pictures and tag me on Instagram @budgetandmomjeans.

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Lastly, check out this sugar wax recipe and four more in my new ebook, Just Wax It Off.

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6 Comments

    1. Hi Mia,
      Yes, your hair can be too short. And yes, you should let it grow longer so the sugar wax can stick to it and pull it out with minimal pain.
      If not, you won’t get the clean wax result you’re looking for.
      I hope this is helpful.
      xx, Buayifa.

        1. You’re so welcome.
          I’m growing mine too, so you’re not alone. lol.
          @ Love your blogs! Thanks a lot. This means a lot to me.
          I hope you get perfect sugar waxing with the honey sugar wax recipe.
          Love, Buayifa.

    1. Hi Kaitin,
      Since this is a hard wax and does not require strips, you apply the wax paste to the hair and pull immediately.
      You don’t have to wait.
      Just spread the wax over the hair and pull immediately.
      I hope this helps.
      Let me know if you have any other questions. I’m right here.
      xx, Buayifa.

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