Lemon can potentially damage skin in the long run. Hence, learn how to make sugar wax without lemon to wax the hair while protecting the skin from lemon’s acidity!
Sugar wax is an all-natural waxing solution that was first used in ancient Egypt. A natural hair removing method, it has been used for many years. Its main benefits include exfoliating and hydrating skin, unlike its other counterparts of waxing or shaving. During shaving, the ingrown hairs can become coarser hair types, and the hair can grow back quickly too. Furthermore, sugar wax can pull the ingrown hair from the root. This can lead to a long-lasting and more permanent hair reduction. That is why sugar waxing is gaining more popularity than shaving or any other hair removal method. But regular visits to salons can dig a hole in your pocket. Rather, DIY sugar wax at home and save your time and money. Let’s learn how to make sugar wax without lemon in the following parts of this article.
Benefits of Sugar Wax
1. Lower Cost
Salon waxing can be quite expensive and can cost anywhere from $30 – $100 or even more, depending on the body part you have to wax. The ingredients used for homemade wax and even the tools for homemade wax can be purchased, cleaned, and reused in the long run resulting in quite a bit of saving.
2. Better Ingredients
Most salons do not use natural waxes, and commercial waxes contain additives and dyes that can severely irritate the skin. With homemade waxes, one can ensure that you only use safe, natural ingredients that are not harmful to the skin.
3. More Privacy
Though professionals perform the waxing, many people may feel too awkward or shy in getting waxed by a stranger, especially for a bikini wax. Such awkwardness can be eliminated by doing a home wax.
How To Make Sugar Wax Without Lemon
Recipe – 1
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/8 cup warm water
- Take a medium-sized pot and add all ingredients to it.
- Put the pot on the stove and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
- Ensure that you frequently stir the ingredients to avoid burning.
- Once there is bubbling in the mixture, reduce to medium heat. Continue to stir frequently.
- Remove the pot from the heat once the mixture turns golden brown.
- If the mixture is thick like honey, heat it a little longer.
- Now transfer the mixture to the bowl and let the paste cool for 30 minutes.
Recipe – 2
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/5 cup water
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp vinegar
- Three drops of lavender essential oil
- Take a non-stick pan and place it on the stove-top. Now add white sugar, salt, water, and vinegar to the pan.
- Over a medium-low flame, start heating the pan. Take a wooden stick and, in a swift motion, start stirring the ingredients.
- Keep stirring until they all combine to form a thick mixture.
- Now squirt water using a spray bottle in the baking pan. Make sure that you squirt only a thin layer of water and not put excessive water.
- Keep a close eye on the mixture as it boils. Make sure there are no bubbles.
- Keep stirring as the mixture thickens, which may take up to 10 minutes.
- Turn the heat low so that the mixture does not burn.
- When the mixture turns to golden color, turn off the stove.
- Immediately pour it on the kitchen counter on top of the water.
- Use lavender essential oil to give fragrance to the sugar wax. Mix it immediately after the burner is turned off, and you take it off the stove.
How to Use Sugar Wax?
One should use sugarwax carefully to avoid burns or other injuries. Find below some of the tricks to use the DIY sugar wax.
- Use the tips of your fingers and thumb to hold the sugar wax. Alternatively, you can use a popsicle stick to spread the wax.
- In the direction of the growing hairs, gently spread the sugar wax.
- Now hold the skin tightly with the other hand and in the opposite direction, pull off the wax in a fast movement
- The wax should constantly be ripped off parallel to the skin and never in an upward motion.
- If there is leftover paste of sugar wax, make sure to store it in a plastic container at room temperature.
After you wax the hair, make sure to remove any waxy residue with a skin wax remover. Or you can use warm water and a washcloth to remove any waxy residue. Gently apply an antiseptic cream regularly for one to two days post-sugaring. You may as well apply coconut oil to reduce the acidity caused due to the vinegar in the recipe.
Now that you know how to make sugar wax without lemon, try the recipes on your own and give us your valuable feedback via the comments section!