Honey Sugar Wax Recipe

Sugaring or sugar waxing is a process for removing unwanted body hair.

The sugar wax method has grown in popularity due to its exfoliating and hydrating results, natural ingredients, and zero-waste, non-toxic, and eco-friendly approach.

However, you should know that sugaring is based on people’s personal experiences and anecdotal evidence. There is minimal clinical research to support sugar waxing over traditional waxing [1].

Also, using honey sugar wax to remove hair takes practice and testing to get it right for your skin. Results, though, are worth the effort.

And like with any other homemade remedy, make sure you patch test first.

Now that we have those warnings out of the way, it’s time to go through the recipe.

Looking for other uses of honey in skincare? Check out our honey for skin and face article.

Honey Sugar Wax Recipe

Sugar wax recipe with honey is easy to make and requires only a couple of ingredients – honey, sugar and water.

The best part about it is that you won’t have to worry about some nasty chemicals that come with other hair waxing products, as this recipe only includes 100% natural ingredients.

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with 2 teaspoons of sugar (preferably brown) and 1 teaspoon of water. 
  2. Put the mixture in a microwave-safe bowl (because the next part involves heating the mixture). Alternatively, you can just put the whole thing in a pot and put it on a stove. The main thing is to heat everything!
  3. Heat it until it starts bubbling or until it changes to brown. Make sure not to overdo it, as the mixture will become too hard to use for waxing (if you make a mistake, don’t worry!). Putting it in a microwave for around 30 seconds should do the trick.
  4. Let it cool off.
  5. After the cooling process, check the thickness of the mixture. If you are satisfied with it, proceed to the next step. If not, do the previous steps all over again (if it’s too thick, you can add a little water to it).
  6. Now it’s time to do some actual waxing. Let’s go!
  7. Apply the honey to the part of the body you want to remove hair from (anywhere you have facial hair).
  8. Put the cloth strip over the honey-sugar paste and smooth it out in the direction of hair growth. For a cloth strip, you can use anything that’s made out of cloth. What’s important is to cut it into strips.
  9. Wait a couple of minutes, and then “gently” rip the strip off. And, that’s it, you’ve successfully used a homemade honey product for waxing! Congrats!

How to Use Honey Sugar Wax for Hair Removal?

It’s really easy! After you’ve made your own honey-wax mixture, it’s all about spreading it evenly on the hair you want to remove. 

You apply the sugaring mix in the opposite direction that the hair grows and remove it in the direction that it grows. Make sure to patch test first to ensure the wax doesn’t cause irritation.

Benefits of Sugaring and Honey Wax

Natural Ingredients

People choose sugaring because it is a natural solution that doesn’t include additives, chemicals, or preservatives that are commonly found in conventional waxes.

Easy to Remove

You can remove honey sugar wax easily and quickly just by rinsing it with water.

Less Painful and Longer Lasting

Honey sugar wax is applied warm (not hot) and is removed in the direction of hair growth. This makes it comfortable and less likely to cause skin irritation.


Sugar wax with honey is affordable and you already have sugar and water at home. If you don’t have honey, you can buy cheap honey online and you are set.

Side Effects

Does sugar waxing have side effects? Generally not, particularly if you have experience using homemade hair removal remedies.

Users have reported that sugar waxing works even on sensitive skin. However, it works better for areas of the body with soft hair, such as hair on the legs, back or chest. 

Sugar waxing may not be appropriate for eyebrows, upper lip or armpit hair.

If you are not sure, it is best to speak to your dermatologist first before trying home remedies.


Is Homemade Sugar Wax Safe?

If you do it properly, sugaring is generally safe. Just make sure not to burn yourself when making the wax and remember to always patch test first.

Does Sugar Waxing Hurt?

Sugar wax is a completely natural solution that binds to the hair, not to the skin. This means that sugaring doesn’t pull the skin, which causes discomfort in traditional waxing.

The Bottom Line

If you have undesirable body hair, you can remove it with a variety of methods that have varying degrees of permanency. For different areas of the body, different procedures may be recommended. 

If you’re thinking about making your own honey wax, be sure you know the safest and most effective methods. Make sure honey wax is a good fit for your hair removal needs by seeing your dermatologist.

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/sugaring-vs-waxing 
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Catherine Day


Catherine is a writer passionate about sustainability and bees. She loves to grow her food, cook, eat raw honey and write about her experiences. At the weekend, you will find Catherine exploring farmer's markets and enjoying the outdoors.

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