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Sugar Wax Without Lemon – DIY Hair Removal Wax Recipe

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I use vinegar to make sugar wax when I don’t have lemons.

Vinegar is a great substitute for lemon in sugaring wax recipes as it is acidic, just like lemon or lime.

Though I don’t use it that often because of the smell, I only do it when I have no choice.

But recently, I wanted to make DIY hard wax for sugaring, and after bringing out all the ingredients, I thought, “Why not use vinegar instead of lemon?”.

So, I substituted lemon for vinegar in my sugar wax recipe.

And the result was good, just like regular, of course, with the smell of vinegar.

And I thought I’d share it with you because you may need it one of these days when you’re out of lemons.

So, keep reading about how to make sugar wax without lemon juice and use vinegar instead.

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How to make sugar wax without lemon juice

This sugaring paste is thick and does not require strips for sugar waxing. It holds, applies well, and removes hair without waxing strips.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar (apple cider or white)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup water
Sugar Wax Without Lemon - DIY Hair Removal Wax Recipe

Tools

  • A saucepan
  • wooden spoon or spatula
  • a candy thermometer (optional)
  • a folded dishcloth or wooden chopping board

Directions to make sugar wax with no lemon

  • Add the sugar, salt, water, and vinegar into a saucepan, stir, and cook it on a stove.
  • Cook your sugar wax on medium heat and keep stirring until it starts boiling.
  • After some time, the mixture would get light and syrupy but not brown.

  • But don’t stop stirring and watching it closely.
  • Your sugar wax is ready when it turns golden brown (about 295 F).
  • This temperature would vary for each person. But I’m adding it here because some of you may find it useful.

Sugar Wax Without Lemon - DIY Hair Removal Wax Recipe

  • Take your saucepan off the stove and onto the folded dishcloth or wooden chopping board.
  • Use your wooden spoon and stir the wax until it cools and thickens.

Sugar Wax Without Lemon - DIY Hair Removal Wax Recipe

  • At this point, you can pour the sugar wax into your mason jar.
  • If you let it cool completely in the pot, you may find taking it out of the saucepan difficult, and most of it would go to waste.

Sugar Wax Without Lemon - DIY Hair Removal Wax Recipe

If making sugar wax on the stove is not your jam, check out this microwave sugar wax.

Cleaning up after making sugaring wax

  • Fill your saucepan with water, and leave it on the stove or sink.
  • After some minutes, the sticky wax will melt out, and your pan will be clean.
  • Just rinse it one more time, and you’re done.

How to remove body hairs with sugaring wax

Prepare the body part you want to wax

Normally I’d say knead the wax first, but you can’t knead it and put it down to prep your skin.

It would stick to whatever surface you place it on, making cleaning up harder.

So I suggest you prep your skin first with these steps:

  • Before sugar waxing, take off any clothing you think might be in your way (tops, underwear, bottoms, whatever).
  • Next, fold some paper towels; about three to four pieces will do. Use it to dab sweat and oil on your skin, which makes it difficult for the wax to stick to the hair.
  • If you are waxing your legs or underarms, you can dust some baby powder on them.
  • But make sure to use a paper towel in your bikini area.

Knead the wax

Once your skin is ready for waxing, it is time to knead it.

  • First, wet your fingertips just a little bit.
  • Next, scoop some sugar wax with a spoon onto your wet fingers or palm,
  • then with your fingers, fold and pull it apart until it is soft and sticky.
Sugar Wax Without Lemon - DIY Hair Removal Wax Recipe

Apply the wax

  • First, make sure your room or bathroom is well-ventilated. I prefer to wax before a fan because I don’t want to sweat.
  • Moisture and body oil prevent the wax from sticking to the hairs, which leads to pain and a prolonged waxing session.
  • Next, pull your skin taut, apply the wax in the opposite direction of your hair growth, and swiftly remove it.
  • (If you’re waxing your bikini area) Place your palm with a paper towel on the spot. This would soothe the spot and also soak up sweat and blood.
  • Apply the sugar wax to all the hairs until there are no more hairs to remove.
  • Then follow with the post-waxing care.

Things to consider when sugar waxing

  • When applying sugar wax to your skin, pull it taut.
  • This helps the wax spread well and gives you a clean hair removal session with minimal pain.
  • Trust me, if the skin isn’t taut, the wax will stick to the hairs but may not pull them out clean, which can be very painful.
  • In some cases, the sugaring paste would stretch, some in your hand, and some stuck to the hair, especially in the bikini area.
  • And the only way to remove it is to reapply more wax and hope it sticks to the one on your body and comes out clean. Ouch!
  • If not, you might have to stop your waxing session and rinse off that thick paste.
  • Okay, moving to the post-waxing session.

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Do your post-waxing care.

After hair removal, always clean your skin gently but thoroughly. Follow the steps below:

  • While waxing removes hairs from the root, you may sometimes miss a few, so use a tweezer to pluck them out.
  • Then, exfoliate the skin with a gentle exfoliant. I suggest making a thick paste with baking soda and water.
  • Apply that paste to your skin, scrub, and let it stay for about 5 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.
  • The baking soda exfoliation removes dead skin and bacteria and smoothens your skin.
  • After rinsing the baking soda, apply honey or aloe vera gel to soothe your skin.
  • You don’t have to apply moisturizer to your skin, but it won’t hurt. Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don’t.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes. Don’t wear anything that would touch or chafe your skin.
  • And if you’ve sugar-waxed your bikini area, please skip the underwear for that day.

All these steps are in a FREE checklist you can download using the form below.

How to store your sugar wax

  • Always use a microwave-safe glass jar to save your homemade sugar wax.
  • You can store your hair removal wax in the fridge, but it would do just fine on the countertop. That’s where mine is at the moment.

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Sugar Wax Recipe - No Lemon Juice

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Under $5
How to make sugar wax without lemon juice

Materials

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (apple cider or white)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Tools

  • A saucepan
  • wooden spoon or spatula
  • a candy thermometer
  • a folded dishcloth or wooden chop board

Instructions

  1. Sugar Wax Without Lemon - DIY Hair Removal Wax RecipeAdd the sugar, salt, water, and vinegar into a saucepan, stir and cook it on a stove.
  2. Cook your sugar wax on medium heat and keep stirring until it starts boiling.
  3. After some time, the mixture would get light and syrupy but not brown yet.
  4. But don’t stop stirring and watching it closely.
  5. Your sugar wax is ready when it turns golden brown (about 295 F). This temperature would vary for each person. I’m adding it here because it may be useful to some of you.Sugar Wax Without Lemon - DIY Hair Removal Wax Recipe
  6. Anyway, take your saucepan off the stove and onto the folded dishcloth or wooden chopboard.
  7. Use your wooden spoon and keep stirring the wax until it begins to cool and thicken.Sugar Wax Without Lemon - DIY Hair Removal Wax Recipe
  8. At this point, you can pour the sugar wax into your mason jar.
  9. If you let it cool completely in the pot, you may find it difficult to take out of the saucepan, and most of it would go to waste.

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So, can you make sugar wax without lemon juice?

Absolutely!

If you need to make sugaring wax and you have no lemons or lime, feel free to use vinegar (white or apple cider, it doesn’t matter).

Though it stinks, it still makes a good DIY sugar wax recipe for hair removal.

Now, over to you?

Have you made sugar wax with no lemons before?

How did it go?

Please share your experience and tips with us.

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6 Comments

    1. Hi Averie.
      I’ve burnt my sugar wax several times.
      But I had to knead for longer to soften it and make it work.
      Other times I threw it away.
      But you can wet your palms and knead the burnt wax until it is soft and sticky before you use it.
      It would be annoying and hard, but in the end, it would soften.
      And if it doesn’t, please try it again.
      Making sugar wax is sometimes annoying. Lol.
      I hope this helps.
      xx, Bree.

  1. I’m trying this out, first time sugar waxing. It looks a lot like yknow caramel but the like hard kind and i’m kind of worried since it basically has the same texture. Im wondering if you have to microwave it before waxing ???? I will continue to update because I know it’s a bit nervewracking for first time waxers 🙂

    1. Hi Auggie,
      I’m sorry.
      Making sugar wax for the first time is tricky.
      If your sugar wax is too hard, it’s possible you over-cooked it, or it needs more vinegar or lemon.
      If the stove-top sugar wax doesn’t work, please try this microwave sugar wax instead.
      I hope this helps.
      xx, Bree.

  2. I tried it on my arms and the first time I don’t think I boiled it long enough because I let it sit the whole night and it was still very liquidy. So the next morning I used the same wax and just boiled it for longer and that time I used a thermometer. After I placed it in the little glass container I let it sit for maybe 5 or 10 minutes because I’m impatient lol. Even though it still worked, I would recommend waiting until it’s nice and thick for an easier wax. Safe to say it works great thank you Bree!

    1. Hi Elise,
      You’re very welcome.
      Homemade sugar wax can be funny sometimes. But I’m happy you didn’t give up on it. Lol.
      Boiling it again the next day and using a thermometer was a great idea.
      Thank you so much for trying my DIY sugar wax without lemon recipe, and for sharing your tips and results with us.
      As for being impatient, trust me you’re not alone. *raises hand* another impatient fellow here. Lol.
      Hope you stop by again soon.
      xx, Bree.

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