Sugar wax is a natural hair removal method that has been used for thousands of years. It has been dated back to being used by ancient Egyptian, Southern African, Arabic and Persian cultures.
Simple, only involves mixing:
- 2 cups sugar
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup lemon juice
(if you want a softer wax mixture- add only 1 cup of sugar)
Add all ingredients to pot and mix
Cook on medium heat until brought to a boil
Then continue cooking until golden brown (usually about 10 mins). Then longer its cooked, the thicker the consistency
Remove from heat and place in heat resistant glass jar or bowl and let cool for up to 20 mins or more (you don’t want to burn your skin!)
- Chemical free completely natural
- Easier to clean – only contains 3 ingredients that are all water soluble
- Better than shaving- the wax penetrates and lubricates the hair follicle—where the hair is removed from root causing a longer time to repair and grow
- Sugar wax doesn’t stick to live skin cells—so it wont stick to your skin
- Removes dead skin cells – exfoliation
- Made from sustainable ingredients
Harmful Effects of Wax/ing?:
- Sticks to skin- can pull off a little too much
- Can cause more: redness, inflammation, bumps
Harmful ingredients in wax:
- Parabens-preserving agent
- Paraffin- derived from gas
- Mineral Oil
- Phenoxyethanol- skin irritation, allergen
- Glyceryl Rosinate-allergen, bioaccumulation, organ toxicity
Beauty Tip * When you finish waxing use coconut oil with a drop of lavender essential oil for a smooth delightful sent!
I constantly get asked: What coconut oil do you use?
I use Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap White Virgin Coconut Oil, 414-Milliliter. They have an assortment of types and I trust their brand as being organic and all-natural.