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Sugar Leg Wax

March 12, 2009

Recipe compliments of Kitchen, Crafts, & More.

2 C sugar
1/4 C lemon juice
1/4 C water
2 tbsp vegetable glycerine
waxing cloth strips (buy at the drugstore) OR use strips of linen cut to the size of these strips
wooden popsicle sticks (to stir the wax and to apply)

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir frequently while heating to 250 degrees F or softball stage. Pour into jars and cover with lids. If you use plastic jars, you’ll be able to microwave this mixture instead of heating it on the stove. That’s it!! You just made your own leg wax/sugar that you’d pay $20 for in the stores!

Heat in the microwave for ten seconds on high. Using a wooden stir stick, stir VERY well. It should be warm but not HOT. Please be very careful when heating up this wax as it’s very easy to burn yourself. If the wax isn’t warm enough, place it back in the microwave for five seconds, and stir again. Remember, this is hot sugar syrup – if it gets too hot you’ll be badly burned.

Lightly powder the area to be treated. Spread a thin layer of the wax on in the same direction as the hair grows. Apply the waxing cloth strip over the applied wax, and rub down well to get the wax to stick to the cloth. Pull your skin taut, and in one quick motion pull the fabric off of your skin AGAINST the direction of hair growth. Continue with the other areas of your leg or wherever you’re waxing.

When you’re done waxing a complete area, rub in lotion, aloe vera gel (fresh is best) or oil to soothe your legs.

You can use the homemade waxing strips again if you soak it in soapy water to dissolve the sugar off the fabric and then toss it in with your wash as normal.


  • Marti Robinson

    September 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you,I can’t wait to try this! Do you know if it can be used around the bikini area as well? BTW, I’m loving your blog 🙂

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