Unwanted hair on the visible areas of the body like hands, feet, face and back are one of the main cosmetic problems faced by many women. Unwanted hair growth occurs due to imbalance of hormones in the body, irregular menstrual cycle, use of certain medications or due to pregnancy. Though there are many latest techniques such as waxing, laser hair removal, electrolysis, etc. are available for unwanted hair removal, they are costly and can not be accessed by many women.

There are many natural home remedies for efficient removal of unwanted hair from different parts of the body. These remedies are natural, without any side effects and are much cheaper than the methods available from beauty salons.

Home Remedies to Remove Unwanted Hair

1. Spearmint Tea
The unwanted hair on your skin occurs due to excessive production of hirsutism. This is mainly due to the hormonal imbalance that occurs in your body due to increased androgens and testosterone hormones. It could also be because of the over-sensitivity of the hair follicles to androgen hormones. Drinking spearmint tea will help in bringing down the androgen levels in your body and thereby help in getting rid of unwanted hair.

Take 5 to 6 fresh spearmint leaves or dried spearmint herb in a teapot and add boiling water in this way.
Cover the pot and allow this to steep for about 5 to 7 minutes.
Strain the tea and drink it to get rid of unwanted hair from your body.
Drinking this tea once or twice every day will help and showing effective results of unwanted hair removal.

2. Sugar Lemon Mix For Facial Hair
Sugar mixed with water and lemon juice will help in exfoliating your face and offer natural bleach to your face. The lemon juice will help used in lightening the color of your facial hair. These three ingredients combine to help effectively remove hair on your face as well as other parts of the body. It is advisable not to use these ingredients on sensitive parts.


  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 10 tablespoons of water
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • One small bowl

Mix sugar and water in small bowl.
Once the sugar solution is ready, add lemon juice into the bowl and mix well.
Now apply this sugar and lemon mixture on your face and the direction of hair growth on the face.
Allow this mixture to rest on your face for 15 to 20 minutes.
Wash it off with water after 20 minutes, by rubbing the mixture gently with your hands.
Repeat this process two to three times a week to see a reduction in facial hair.

3. Indian Nettle and Turmeric Remedy
Indian nettle is a very popular natural medicinal herb that contains anodyne, anti-microbial, anthelmintic, emetic, anti-parasitic, hypnotic and wound healing properties. It is a wonder herb that is used traditionally to treat diseases like asthma, pneumonia, bed sores, wounds and rheumatism. It combines well with turmeric powder to effectively remove unwanted hair from your body.

Such few fresh Indian nettle or neem leaves and crush them finely.
Add dried turmeric powder into the crushed neem leaves and mix it well.
Add a few drops of water to make this into a paste so that it can be easily applied on the skin. You need to make sure that the paste is not loose or too thin.
Apply this paste as a mask on the areas where you do not want to see hair growth.
Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes or until the mixture dries completely.
Peel of this mask to get rid of unwanted hair from the body.
Regular use of this mixture will help in effectively removing unwanted hair growth all over your body.

4. Egg Mask Facial Hair Removal
Egg white is a sticky substance like sugar, lemon and honey mask. Once it dries on your face, it is very easy to pull it off and when you pull it down, the unwanted facial hair will also come along with it. But, you may experience pain when pulling off the dried egg mask.


  • Half a tablespoon of corn flour
  • One egg
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • Bowl for mixing

Break an egg and take the white from the egg in a bowl.
Add corn flour and sugar to it. Stir the ingredients well and make it a smooth paste.
Now apply this as a face mask and allow it to dry on your face for about 20 to 25 minutes.
It will become a think-egg mask on your face once it dries completely.
Now with a firm hand peel off the egg mask from your face in such a manner that the facial hair is also pulled out.
Repeat this procedure two to three times in a week to completely get rid of facial hair.

5. Sugar Molasses home Wax Treatment
Mixing sugar with molasses or corn syrup will give you the same effect that you get when mixing sugar, honey and lemon together. Magnesium is a main component seen and molasses that will help in balancing the hormones. It is quite effective in offering slow and steady relief from unwanted hair. Mixing the sugar with molasses or corn syrup will make the molasses become a depilatory wax that you can use on your hands and legs to remove unwanted hair.


  • One cup sugar
  • Molasses’ or dark corn syrup
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Cloth or waxing strip
  • Vessel

Take a microwave safe vessel and add sugar to it.
Add a drizzle of molasses on top of the sugar and microwave the vessel for two to three minutes.
Make sure that the sugar dissolves completely and then add freshly squeezed lemon juice into this mixture.
Stir well and if needed you can microwave the mixture for another two to three minutes until all ingredients blend well.
Allow it to cool at room temperature and when the liquid is a bit warm apply it on the hands and the legs where you see unwanted hair growth.
Now place the waxing strip applied on this mixture and press it.
Pull it off to get rid of unwanted hair and repeat this process whenever you spot unwanted hair growth on the hands and legs. This is a painful process.

6. Banana Oatmeal Scrub
Banana is a natural ingredient that can be used to remove unwanted hair from the body when mixed with a roughening ingredient like oatmeal that will help in exfoliating your skin. The banana will help in making your skin soft and supple and oatmeal will act as the cleanser for your skin. Both combine to give unique and effective results.

Take a ripe banana and mash it in such a way that it becomes a paste.
That this bowl of banana paste, add one or two teaspoons of oatmeal and mix it well.
Apply generous amount of this paste on unwanted hairs on your body and then rub it in circular motion.
Allow this paste to sit on unwanted hair areas for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off with water to remove the paste completely.
Repeat this process two times in a week for a few days to get rid of unwanted hair from your body parts as well as face.

7. Onion and Basil
Onion is a natural ingredient that will help in making your skin look beautiful and will also help in removing unwanted hair when mixed with basil leaves. The trick here is to find out the thin transparent membrane of onion skin that lies between the onion layers.
Take the onion thin membranes from two medium sized onions and crush it with 10 to 12 basil leaves to make a paste.
Apply this paste on the unwanted hair in your body.
Leave it there for about 20 to 25 minutes.
Wash it off and pat dry. Repeat this process three to four times a week for one to two months to remove the unwanted hair from your body.
Make sure to continue this process until the hair is completely removed from its roots.

8. Honey and Lemon Mixture for Hair on Legs and Arms
Sugar mixed with water, lemon and honey is a very good home remedy to remove unwanted hair from your body. It acts like wax and is very effective in removing unwanted hair growth on legs and arms. This procedure would be a bit painful as it is more or less similar to waxing and plucking done in beauty parlors.

Ingredients and tools:

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of organic honey
  • Water (optional to make the paste thinner)
  • Cornstarch or all purpose flour- 1 to 2 teaspoons
  • Piece of cloth or waxing strip
  • Spatula for waxing or butter knife

In a small bowl, take sugar, lemon and honey and mix them well.
Heat this mixture for three minutes in a vessel to make it a smooth, free flowing pastes.
If you find the paste to be a bit thick, add water and mix well. Allow this mixture to cool at room temperature.
Clean the body parts where you need to apply this mixture and then dust it with cornstarch or all purpose flour.
Use the waxing spatula and apply a generous amount of warm sugar, lemon and honey mixture on the areas where you do not want to see unwanted hair.
Apply it in the direction of the hair growth and once done cover it with a cloth or waxing strips and press to make it stick on the paste.
Pull the strip in the opposite direction if your hair growth to effectively remove unwanted hair.
You can repeat this process whenever you spot unwanted hair growth on your hands or legs.