Egyptian Sugar Wax

Are you sure to know all methods to remove unattractive body hair? Have you ever heard of Halawa? Basically it’s a natural depilatory wax made with sugar and lemon juice used in Arab Countries with a very old tradition.

What we need

  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar (or honey)
  • 2 spoons Limmi lemon juice


Simmer all ingredients and pay attention to sugar colour: when it changes to golden brown, lower the heat and then, when the it becomes brow turn the heat off and let cool. Remember it should be soft and pliable not too sticky or hard to handle. Moisten hands with water then pull and stretch a piece of it, as you’ll do with modeling clay.

How to apply

Dust your body with talcum powder then stretch halawa wax: press down and pull back, in one quick movement in the opposite direction of the hair growth. After finishing up, rinse with clear cool water and soothe with some moisturizing cream.

Advice: To avoid adverse reactions, test the wax on a small part of the area you wish to treat.