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DIY Honey Sugar Wax Recipe | How To Make

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Last Updated on by Buayifa Ojeogwu

It’s another day for sugaring, and I am bringing you a DIY honey sugar wax recipe.

I’ve never made sugar wax with honey before, so it was kind of an experiment.

I made the first batch without lemon, and it turned out hard, and brittle as it cools.

Then I made another one with lemon and was lucky the second time around.

Mind you, I added the initial hard and brittle one to the second batch.

So I’ll show you how to make DIY honey sugar wax, what to do when your wax gets too hard, and why your wax is too sticky.

DIY Honey Sugar Wax Recipe | How To Make

Before I forget, this honey sugar wax recipe is for hard wax which means, you don’t need strips to use it.

Let’s begin.

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How To Make Sugar Wax With Honey

This recipe can be easily doubled.


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lemon


First, add all ingredients into a non-stick saucepan, and cook until it begins to turn brown.

If it starts smoking, it means it is burning. So once it is honey brown, it is ready.

Make sure you have a ceramic bowl in an ice bath waiting to receive the hot honey sugar wax.

DIY Honey Sugar Wax Recipe | How To Make

Next, pour the hot honey wax into the bowl, and stir it with a spoon to help it cool.

DIY Honey Sugar Wax Recipe | How To Make

When it is cool, transfer it into a microwaveable container, and keep it.

Use this wax the same way you’d use a regular hard sugar wax. Continue reading…

Don’t fancy using the stovetop, check out this Easy Microwave Sugar Wax For Removing Unwanted Hair.

How To Use The Honey Sugar Wax

What you need

Paper towels: To wipe off sweat and oils before and during waxing, especially in the bikini area.

Baby powder: to absorb moisture on the skin.

Post-wax care kit: baking soda, tweezers, aloe vera gel, honey, and a clean washcloth.

If you are waxing your bikini area, please use paper towels to soak up moisture instead of powder.

Directions to wax yourself

  • First, make sure your skin is free of oil and moisture before applying the honey sugar wax.
  • Apply powder to the area you want to wax.
  • Then pull your skin taut and apply the wax in the opposite direction of hair growth, and with one quick move in the other direction, pull it off.
  • Place your palm on the spot to calm the pain.
  • Try to not think about it too much. It would hurt anyway, and the faster you work, the less sweaty and oily your skin would be.
  • But remeber to dab sweat off your skin with the folded paper towel.
  • Repeat the same process until you have waxed out the whole area.
  • Make sure to follow with post-waxing care.

How to care for your skin after waxing

  • Use a wet washcloth to wipe the waxed skin
  • Then use a sterilized tweezer to pluck out any leftover hairs
  • Next mix some baking soda with a little water to form a thick paste then exfoliate your waxed skin gently.
  • Rinse it off after a few minutes, then apply aloe vera or honey to soothe the skin.
  • Your skin would feel very smooth after a few hours.
  • Do not use deodorant for at least 24 hours after waxing.

What to do when your sugar wax is too hard

I’ve never made a hard sugar wax without lemon before, so today being the first time, I got a stubbornly hard wax.

So here’s what you do when your sugar wax is too hard:

  • Make a new honey sugar wax recipe, but add 2 tbsp of lemon juice instead of one.
  • Cook it on the stove, stirring it continuously until it is a bit syrupy but not browning yet.
  • It should look like the one below.
DIY Honey Sugar Wax Recipe | How To Make
This is how your wax should look before you add the brittle hard one.
  • Next, heat the candied hard wax in the microwave, and pour it into the one on the stove.
  • And continue stirring it until the old and new wax is well incorporated.
  • Once it begins to foam, take the sugar wax off the stove. Then pour it into the ice-cold bowl.
  • Now you have a whole new sugar wax for sugaring.
DIY Honey Sugar Wax Recipe | How To Make

Why your sugar wax is too sticky

If you’ve been making sugar wax at home, you must have made a very sticky wax at least once. From experience, I noticed sugar wax gets too sticky if there’s too much lemon in it.

I normally use a tablespoon of lemon plus 2 tbsp of water for the perfect sugar wax. But the times I used more than one tbsp of lemon, my sugar wax turns out very sticky.

Likewise, when the lemon is not enough, you’d either have a sugar wax that needs lots of kneading or one that would bend your spoon.

So make sure to stick to the recipe.

What to do if your sugar wax is too sticky

When I first made this wax, it was really sticky.

But I noticed it was a lot better the following day. I guess the wax just needed more time to cool.

  • So I suggest you leave a sticky wax overnight and see how it goes.
  • But if by the next day it is still sticking to your fingers more than it is supposed to, make a fresh one but with a tad bit less lemon.
  • Then mix it with the sticky one, and you’d nail a perfect DIY sugar wax.

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DIY Honey Sugar Wax Recipe | How To Make

There it is! A DIY Honey Sugar Wax Recipe

And that’s how to make honey sugar wax for natural hair removal at home.

What I love most about this sugar honey wax is that it is soft and requires less kneading, which I think is a good thing.

I hope this helps you make a sugar wax with honey and get a good sugaring session at home. And also, know what to do when your wax is too hard or too sticky.

Did you try this honey sugar wax recipe?

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Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

How long should you leave on the wax before you can pull it off?


Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Hi Kaitin, Since this is a hard wax and does not require strips, you apply the wax paste to the hair and pull immediately. You don't have to wait. Just spread the wax over the hair and pull immediately. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions. I'm right here. xx, Buayifa.


Wednesday 14th of April 2021

Can your hair be too short? Should I let it grow a little before trying to sugar wax?


Wednesday 14th of April 2021

Hi Mia, Yes, your hair can be too short. And yes, you should let it grow longer so the sugar wax can stick to it and pull it out with minimal pain. If not, you won't get the clean wax result you're looking for. I hope this is helpful. xx, Buayifa.