DIY Sugar Waxing Recipe

You may already know Sophie Haber if you’ve read the Gluten Free Banana Bread recipe earlier on the blog.
But next in our DIY series celebrating craft, innovation & artistic expression Sophie’s sharing her natural, organic hair-removal recipe for lovers of minimal waste living.

As a lover of nature and zero-waste living, this Byron based goddess inspires us through her storytelling and amazing workshops for women encouraging wellness and wisdom sharing.

We can’t wait to share Sophie’s hair-removal recipe, that’s not only amazing for sensitive skin but is the perfect waste-free alternative to waxing for you.


DIY sugar waxing recipe an organic method of hair removal


Sugar waxing, also called "moum", is a method of hair removal that uses three simple ingredients: sugar, lemon and water.
Originating from ancient Egypt, Cleopatra herself is said to have used this practice.
This ancient ritual was also used by Persian women, where they would gather together to pamper themselves and let their radiance shine.
By all means, body hair is exquisite, however when it comes to isolation and trying to tame the mane this practice is amazing.


The ingredients for natural sugar waxing at home


1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
A few drops of tea tree oil *optional
Fabric strips


How to sugar wax at home on the blog at Arnhem


Make sure your skin is clean of any products and your station is sanitary.
Pour all ingredients in a pot on the stove, making sure to cover the whole surface with liquid.
Gently warm on medium heat for about 10 min or until it gets to around 250*F (it should be the colour of honey).
Then pour this into a tempered glass jar and allow to settle. Use it once it cools down, or reheat the jar in warm water.
When ready, apply to your desired area in the direction of your hair growth.
Overlay your fabric, rub a few times and pull in the opposite direction whilst holding the fabric at one end firmly against your skin.
Once finished you can apply aloe to the waxed area, to soothe and clean for the next 24 hours.
One hot, sustainable tip: throw your fabric in the wash and reuse again.
Enjoy xx


DIY organic ways to wax at home