How to Make Your Own Sugaring Paste

Updated February 21, 2017

You can use a homemade sugaring paste to remove unwanted body hair. Sugaring paste is used in place of razors, waxing and other hair-removal options. Make your own sugaring paste at home to save money and trips to a cosmetic store or spa. To use the sugaring paste, spread the mixture on your legs or any other place you want to remove hair. Quickly pull the paste off of your skin in the opposite direction of hair growth. You can make the paste in small or large batches depending on your needs.

Place a large saucepan on a hob. Pour 2 cups of white sugar, ¼ cup of lemon juice and ¼ cup of water into the pan.

Set the hob temperature to low. Stir the sugar mixture constantly with a wooden spoon until it turns a dark brown colour and features a paste-like consistency.

Transfer the sugaring paste to a durable plastic storage container. Allow the paste to cool to room temperature.

Use the paste immediately after it cools and is spreadable. Place an airtight lid on top of the plastic container if you plan to store the sugaring paste in a refrigerator. Store the paste in the refrigerator for up to one month.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • Large saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Plastic storage container with an airtight lid
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Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.