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Easy Microwave Sugar Wax Recipe For Removing Unwanted Hair

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This DIY tutorial will show you how to make sugar wax in the microwave for hair removal.

And we’ll also discuss the following:

  • how to wax yourself,
  • after-waxing skincare tips to keep your skin smooth and
  • safety tips to follow when making microwave sugar wax.

But before going further, let me remind you that this microwave sugar wax recipe is for hard wax.

So you don’t need any strips to wax yourself with it.

That said, let’s dive in.

Things you need for the DIY microwave sugar wax recipe

Easy Microwave Sugar Wax For Removing Unwanted Hair

Kitchen tools

  • Pyrex or any microwave-safe glass measuring cup (I used this one).
  • A small mason jar or any microwave-safe container,
  • a long popsicle stick or wooden spoon,
  • a pot holder or a wooden chop board (anything that can hold heat and protect your countertop), and
  • a pair of oven mitts.

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup white sugar,
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice,
  • 1 tsp. salt,
  • 1/2 cup water.

No lemon?

No worries.

Check out this Sugar Wax Without Lemon – DIY Hair Removal Wax Recipe

How to make sugar wax in the microwave

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  • Mix 1 cup of sugar with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 cup of water in a Pyrex measuring cup.
  • Next, place the Pyrex cup in your microwave and cook until the sugar wax boils.
  • Bring it out occasionally to stir and make sure it is not burning. Mine got burned a little.
  • Place the sugarwax back in the microwave and cook until it is golden brown—about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • With a pair of oven mitts, bring the Pyrex cup out of the microwave.
  • Place it on a pot holder or chopping board, and keep stirring with the popsicle stick or wooden spoon.
  • The wax would be runny and remain hot for a long time, but keep stirring occasionally.
  • Slowly, the sugar wax would thicken, and it might not be so hot anymore.
  • Pinch a tiny bit to check the temperature.
  • Next, lightly grease your mason jar with spray oil or whatever you prefer.
  • Then, pour the warm, runny wax into it and let it cool completely.

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I always recommend storing homemade sugar wax in a glass jar.

So you can easily reheat it in the microwave whenever you need to wax.

Safety tips to follow when making sugar wax in the microwave

Let’s discuss safety measures you must follow to avoid burns or accidents when making microwave sugar wax.

1. Use a microwave-safe container

The first and most important tip when making microwave sugar wax is to use a microwave-safe container to cook the wax.

2. Make sure the container has a handle

When cooking sugar wax in the microwave, you’d have to take it in and out several times.

So using a container with a handle makes it easier and can also help prevent slip or spill accidents.

3. Have a pot holder, dishcloth, and oven mitts ready

A pot holder or folded dishcloth is where you want to place the hot Pyrex with sugar wax.

And the oven mitts will protect your hands when moving your hot wax in and out of the microwave.

So make sure to get a pair ready to prevent burns and spills.

4. Make sure kids or pets aren’t running around where you make the microwave sugar wax.

Lastly, to prevent burn or cut accidents, make sure your kids or pets (if you have them) aren’t running around.

Because hot sugar wax can cause serious burns.

So keep the kids and pets far from your workstation.

With these safety tips out of the way, let’s learn how to apply the microwave sugar wax.

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How to wax yourself with microwave sugar wax

Follow these steps to prep yourself before sugaring:

  • Fold some paper towels (about four sheets) to soak up moisture on your skin before and during sugaring.
  • But if you prefer talcum powder, that’s fine, but don’t use it in your bikini area.
  • You don’t want talcum powder going in there.
  • Using it on your legs, arms, or underarms is fine, but not down there.

Directions to wax yourself

  • First, take off any jewelry on your fingers. Wax can stick to them, though it won’t damage your jewelry.
  • Then knead a good size of wax with slightly wet fingers (this keeps the wax from sticking to your fingers).
  • Next, apply baby powder to the area you want to wax, like your underarms, legs, and arms.
  • But use a paper towel to soak up moisture in your bikini area.
  • Then pull your skin taut, spread the sugar ball over the hairs in the opposite direction of hair growth, and swiftly pull out in the other direction.
  • Place your palm on the spot to soothe the pain.
  • Continue applying and pulling out the hairs until you’re done.
  • Next, move on to your after-waxing care.

How to care for your skin after waxing

  • Once you’re done sugar waxing, wipe your skin with a clean, damp washcloth.
  • Then use a pair of tweezers to pluck out short leftover hairs.
  • Next, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with water to form a thick paste.
  • Apply the baking soda paste to your skin and exfoliate gently to remove dead skin and bacteria.
  • After some minutes, rinse off the baking soda, then apply aloe vera gel or honey to your skin.
  • If you use honey, remember to wash it off after several minutes.
  • Your skin would feel smooth and soft.

Other key things to remember

If you sugar wax your bikini area, you want to stay without panties throughout that day.

Because you don’t want any fabric rubbing against your tender skin, which may lead to bruises.

Also, you want to give your skin time to recover from the waxing process.

The same goes for waxing your underarms and legs.

You want to wear tops with wide armholes, like tank tops or camisoles, for your underarms.

It’s important that your clothes don’t cause friction on your freshly waxed skin.

And your legs might need a day off from leggings or tight jeans.

In short, whatever you choose to wear, ensure it does not cause friction on your newly waxed skin.

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Easy Microwave Sugar Wax For Removing Unwanted Hair

Easy Microwave Sugar Wax

Yield: 1 mason jar
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 6 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: under $5
How to make sugar wax in the microwave

Materials

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Tools

  • Pyrex or any microwave-safe glass measuring cup
  • A small mason jar or any microwave-safe container,
  • a popsicle stick or spoon,
  • a pot holder or a wooden chop board, (anything that can hold heat, and protect your countertop) and
  • a pair of oven mitts.

Instructions

  1. Mix 1 cup of sugar with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 cup of water in a Pyrex measuring cup.
  2. Next, place the Pyrex cup in your microwave and cook until the sugar wax boils.
  3. Bring it out occasionally to stir and make sure it is not burning. Mine got burned a little.
  4. Place the sugarwax back in the microwave and cook until it is golden brown—about 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. With a pair of oven mitts, bring the Pyrex cup out of the microwave.
  6. Place it on a pot holder or chopping board, and keep stirring with the popsicle stick or wooden spoon.
  7. The wax would be runny and remain hot for a long time, but keep stirring occasionally.
  8. Slowly, the sugar wax would thicken, and it might not be so hot anymore.
  9. Pinch a tiny bit to check the temperature.
  10. Next, lightly grease your mason jar with spray oil or whatever you prefer.
  11. Then, pour the warm, runny wax into it and let it cool completely.

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Let’s Wrap Up!

So that’s how to make sugar wax in the microwave when you don’t want to use the stove.

I hope you enjoyed this easy microwave sugar wax tutorial.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments.

I’ll be happy to answer them.

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8 Comments

  1. I am in the process of making this now and I am amazed at how quickly and easily it came together! Excited to give it a trial run this afternoon!

    1. Hi Lisa,
      I’m glad you’re trying out the Microwave sugar wax.
      Please feel free to come to share your results with me.
      Thanks a lot.
      xx, Buayifa.

    1. Hi Nicole,
      It should be enough to wax both legs because you’d be using the ball of sugar wax over and over until you can’t use it anymore.
      But to be on the safe side, you can double the recipe.
      I hope this helps.
      xx, Buayifa.

  2. Hi thanks for the recipe, is the wax supposed to be thin? After it cooled completely, I found it to be too running to use without a strip on top. Is this wax supposed to be used with strips or did I do something wrong. How do I make it thicker?

    1. Hi Shelley,
      This microwave sugar wax is supposed to be thick and does not require waxing strips.
      I’m not sure why yours came out runny. But you can add more sugar to make it thicker.
      Here’s what I’d do if my wax is too runny:
      Add half a cup of sugar and a teaspoon of water to a microwave-safe bowl and heat it until it is melted and syrupy but not brown yet.
      Then I’d pour it into the runny batch, and cook for a few minutes.
      Keep your eyes on it, take it out, and stir every 10 to 30 seconds, to make sure it’s not burning.
      Once both old and new are well incorporated, bring the wax out of the microwave, place it on a dry folded dishcloth and keep stirring until it cools.
      This should thicken it up.
      I hope this helps.
      Let me know if it worked for you. If not, just make it on a stovetop with this hard sugar wax recipe.
      xx, Buayifa.

    1. Hi Reine,
      I’m not sure how long the microwave sugar wax takes to cool.
      And that’s because the microwave bowl you used to make it would stay hot for a while.
      But once you get your sugar wax out of the microwave, keep stirring it. Please wear oven mitts.
      As the wax cools, it gets thicker.
      When it gets to the point where you have to force it with the spoon, that’s when you can touch it.
      But have a bowl of cold water on the side.
      So when you touch the wax, and it’s still hot, you can quickly dip your hand in cold water.
      Once your microwave bowl is warm enough to touch, your wax is almost cool.
      Maybe 15 to 20 minutes at most.
      I hope this helps.
      xx, Bree.

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