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Easy Microwave Sugar Wax For Removing Unwanted Hair

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Last Updated on by Buayifa Ojeogwu

Hey! Do you know how to make sugar wax in the microwave for DIY waxing?

Well, I guess you don’t, that’s why you’re here.

I understand sometimes we prefer to use the microwave instead of the stove-top, and that’s okay.

So today I’m going to show you how to make sugar wax using the microwave, and how to wax yourself.

And we’ll also talk about safety tips to follow when making homemade wax and after wax skin care tips.

Also, this is a thick homemade wax without strips, so don’t worry about using strips.

Let’s get started.

Easy Microwave Sugar Wax For Removing Unwanted Hair

Things You Need Fo The Microwave Sugar Wax Recipe

Easy Microwave Sugar Wax For Removing Unwanted Hair

Kitchen tools

  • Pyrex or any microwave-safe glass measuring cup (I used this one).
  • A small mason jar or any microwave-safe container,
  • a popsicle stick or spoon,
  • a pot holder or a chop board, (anything that can hold heat, and protect your countertop) and
  • a pair of oven mitts.


  • 1 cup white sugar,
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice,
  • 1 tsp. salt,
  • 1/2 cup water.

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How to make sugar wax in the microwave

  • Mix the sugar, lemon juice, salt, and water in a Pyrex measuring cup.
  • Next, place the Pyrex cup in your microwave, and cook until the sugar wax begins to boil.
  • Bring it out occasionally to stir and make sure it is not burning. Mine got burnt a little.
  • Place it back in the microwave and cook until it is golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • With a pair of oven mitts, bring it out of the microwave and place it on a pot-holder or chopping board, and keep stirring with the popsicle stick.
  • The wax would be runny and remain hot for a long time, but keep strring occassionally.
  • Slowly the wax would thicken, and might not be so hot anymore. Pinch a tiny bit to check the temperature.
  • Next, lightly grease your mason jar with spray oil or whatever you prefer.
  • Then pour the warm runny wax into it, and let it cool completely.

I always recommend storing homemade wax in a glass jar, so you can easily reheat it in the microwave whenever you need to sugar wax.

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Safety tips to follow when you make sugar wax in the microwave

Okay, let’s talk about safety measures you must follow to avoid burns or any accident when making a microwave sugar wax.

  1. Make sure to use a microwave safe measuring cup with a handle for easy handling of the hot wax. Pyrex or ceramic ones will do, but not plastic.
  2. Also, keep a pot-holder or folded dish towel ready to place the hot cup or bowl on.
  3. Your bowl or measuring cup would get very hot, so remember to wear a pair of oven mitts when picking it up.
  4. Since we will allow this wax cool down slowly, you don’t have to make an ice-water bath. That’s for the regular hard sugar wax or honey wax made on the stovetop.
  5. Besides, cooling your microwave wax too fast can affect the outcome. And you also risk glass shattering accidents when you place a hot glass container in cold water.
  6. Also, make sure kids and pets are not close by when you have hot runny wax in an open measuring cup. You don’t want you, your kids or pets to get burnt or cut from broken glass.

With these safety tips out of the way, let’s learn how to apply the microwave sugar wax.

Easy Microwave Sugar Wax For Removing Unwanted Hair

Steps to take before applying your microwave sugar wax

Before you begin waxing, get some paper towel folded to soak up moisture on your skin before and during sugaring.

But if you prefer to use talcum powder, that’s fine, but don’t use it in your bikini area. You don’t want talcum powder going in there.

It’s fine to use it on your legs, arms, or underarms, but not down there.

How to wax unwanted hairs

  • First, knead a good size of wax with slightly wet fingers (this keeps the wax from sticking to your fingers).
  • Next, apply baby powder to the area you want to wax like your underarms, legs, arms, but use paper towel to soak up moisture in your bikini area.
  • Then pull your skin taut, spread the sugar paste over the hairs in the opposite direction of hair growth, and swiftly pull out in the other direction.
  • Place your palm on the spot to soothe the pain, and continue applying and pulling out the hairs until you’re done.
  • Next, move on to your after waxing care.

How to care for your skin after waxing

  • Once you’re done sugar waxing, wipe your skin with a clean damp washcloth, then use a pair of tweezers to pluck out short leftover hairs.
  • Then mix some baking soda with water to form a thick paste.
  • Apply the baking soda paste to your skin and exfoliate gently to remove dead skin and bacteria.
  • After some minutes, rinse off the baking soda, then apply aloe vera gel or honey.
  • If you use honey, remember to wash it off after several minutes.
  • Your skin would feel smooth and soft.

Other key things to remember

If you sugar wax your bikini area, you want to skip wearing panties throughout that day.

Because you don’t want any fabric rubbing against your tender skin, which may lead to bruises.

Also, you want to give your skin time to recoup from the waxing process.

The same goes for waxing your underarms and legs.

For your underarms, you’d want to wear tops with wide armholes like tank tops or camisoles.

And your legs might need a day or two off from leggings or tight jeans.

In short, whatever you choose to wear, just make sure they are not coming in contact with your newly waxed skin.

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Easy Microwave Sugar Wax For Removing Unwanted Hair

Let’s Wrap Up!

So that’s how to make sugar wax in the microwave when you don’t want to use the stovetop.

I hope you enjoyed this easy microwave sugar wax tutorial.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments. I’ll be happy to answer them.

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