Sugaring paste is very easy to make at home and can be prepared with just a few common household food ingredients. Although some sugaring paste recipes use ingredients such as honey and guar gum, we are going to show you how to make sugaring paste at home with just three simple ingredients: sugar, lemon juice and water.
It may take you a couple of tries before you’re able to get the correct consistency but it’ll be well worth it in the end as the finished product is completely natural with no chemicals or resins which is great for your skin and ideal for those who have sensitive skin. It can be used to remove hair from the body as well as being gentle enough to be used on the face.
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- Put all the ingredients into a small non-stick pot and heat it on a stove over a medium heat.
- Mix the ingredients thoroughly and continue stirring slowly so that the mixture doesn’t burn at the bottom of the pot.
- Bring the mixture up to a boil and turn the heat down to low. Keep stirring the mixture and use a food thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature. Once it reaches 245°F take the pot off the stove and leave the mixture to cool a bit before transferring it to a container for it to fully cool down before use.
- If you don’t have a thermometer you can use a glass of ice cold water and drop a teaspoon of the sugar mixture into it. Take out the sugar mixture from the water with your hand and if you can roll it into a ball then the sugaring paste is ready and has reached the correct temperature.
- A teaspoon of guar gum can be quickly stirred into the mixture after it has reached the correct temperature as this will help preserve the sugaring paste for longer if you intend to store it and use it at a later time. However the sugaring paste should keep for a few months without it.
- If you overheat the mixture and it gets too hard, try adding a tablespoon of water to it, microwave it for 10 seconds and stir it. Keep repeating this process until the mixture becomes of the desired consistency.
Hope you’ll enjoy making and using this DIY sugaring paste. You can even make sugaring paste in a microwave using our microwave sugaring paste recipe but if you’re feeling lazy to make your own, check out our recommended professional sugaring pastes which you can buy.
Please feel free to leave a comment below to let us know how you got along with this recipe or if you’d like to share a homemade sugaring paste recipe of your own!