The History Of Sugaring

Body sugaring is a method of hair removal that originated in ancient Egypt.

The woman of the time were inspired by Alexander the Great, who always had to charge into battle hairless and clean shaven. Due to this the women of Alexandria began to consider a hairless body to be the standard of beauty. Hairless women were always seen as more youthful and clean. Women at this time did not have the same access to modern amenities that we have, therefore removing the hair from their bodies helped keep them clean. 

Around 1900, the women of Alexandria began using a form of sugaring hair removal that was similar to the form we use today. They were believed to make their paste out of a honey mixture, known as ‘moum’, using the fact that the high sugar content inhibited bacterial growth to their advantage. In fact, it is rumored that Cleopatra herself used sugaring as her go to method of hair removal. 




In modern times, sugar has been overshadowed by waxing. However, as the trend towards natural and eco-friendly products continues, sugar is making a comeback in a huge way. New women are discovering the advantages of sugaring every day. Sugar salons are popping up all over Canada and the world as more people switch from waxing to sugaring. Here in BC, sugar is exploding! As you know, we opened our doors about six months ago. The first Campbell River sugaring salon recently opened its doors, as well as the first one Sugaring in Oliver! There are no signs of the sugaring movement slowing down. More and more people are demanding healthy, all-natural and organic products to be used on their skin. 


Come join the movement! See what all the fuss is about and give sugaring a try for yourself. You can easily book an appointment online or give us a call at 1 604-510-6061. We look forward to meeting you!