JBHomemade offers natural, botanical skincare and the gentle hair removal method called sugaring. The use of Nature's Bounty to provide a natural lifestyle, skin care and health has been around for centuries. Our organic gardens thrive with homegrown flowers, herbs and vegetables. In this second chapter of my life, I share a commitment with my family to live a clean, natural,  self-sustaining, homesteading lifestyle here in TN.
The concept of Clean, natural living inspires each of my homemade products.

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  1. What is in it?

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    Organic raw sugar, fresh squeezed lemon juice, purified water. All natural, organic ingredients, so it is great for those with sensitive skin. ***Pure, no fillers, no chemicals, nothing artificial, manmade or synthetic*** No Artificial Fragrances, No artificial coloring, no chemicals of any kind are used in the product, production, or used above or below plant's soil. No sulfates, no parabens, no petroleum, disodium EDTA, no artificial colors, no phosphates, no silicone, no gluten and no harmful preservatives. It is non-GMO verified and vegan.
  2. How do you use the sugaring paste?

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    General Instructions: Make sure your skin is clean and dry. Rub a small layer of corn starch into the area to be sugared. Using either the applicator or your fingertips spread an approximately 1/8" thick layer of the sugaring paste in the OPPOSITE direction of hair growth in the desired area three times, using slight pressure. ►When using the finger method: as you spread the paste each time, lightly flip your fingers up on the last ½ inch of the area to create a “lip” to hold onto. When you are ready, on the third "spread", grab a hold of that “lip” and QUICKLY remove the sugaring paste using a Flicking motion in the SAME direction of the hair growth. ►When using the applicator: On the third spread, QUICKLY remove the sugaring paste using a "Flicking" motion in the SAME direction of the hair growth. ◄ See video for a ​demonstration of flicking motion.
  3. How do you use the sugaring wax?

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    Warm your wax in either a bowl of hot water or for in 10-second​ intervals in your microwave until the wax has the consistency of syrup - take care not to exceed 30 seconds total. Remember it should be somewhat warm, but NEVER hot! Always start with clean, dry skin. Apply a thin layer of cornstarch provided (or baby powder). Using the applicator provided spread a thin layer of the sugaring gel/wax in the OPPOSITE direction of hair growth in the desired area. Apply a denim strip. While holding the skin taut, rub the denim strip back and forth creating heat friction so that the sugaring wax can soak into your hair follicles. QUICKLY remove the strip pulling in the SAME direction of the hair growth. While you technically can apply sugaring gel/wax in the same direction of hair growth and remove the strip in the opposite direction of hair growth, I don't recommend it. You will have much longer lasting results if you remove in the same direction as the hair follicles will be removed from the root rather than breaking unevenly.
  4. Where can I use the sugaring?

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    Sugaring (either method of paste or wax) can be used for all areas of the body, such as the legs, arms, underarms, bikini, upper lip, chin....from your eyebrows to your toes!
  5. Is Sugaring Safe for sensitive skin?

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    Sugaring paste is great for all skin types including those with eczema, psoriasis, even varicose veins. With Sugaring, only the dead skin and hair is removed – NONE of your live skin can be removed. The Sugaring Paste is applied at room temperature and the Sugaring Gel/Wax is only slightly warmed if need be, so it can NEVER burn you! Made from organic unrefined sugar, a bit of water, and lemon juice (citric acid), Sugaring Paste and Gel/Wax is perfect for every skin type. It is 100% eco-friendly and biodegradable and any excess Sugaring Paste comes off gently with warm water.
  6. Is sugaring difficult to learn how to do?

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    If you have not sugared before, it does takes a little practice (I strongly recommend watching the tutorial videos provided on my YouTube Channel), looking through the tutorials and acclimating yourself with this method before going at it blind on your own. But once you get the hang of it, it truly is amazing.
  7. What IS sugaring? I'm curious...

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    Sugaring is a hair removal, or epilation, technique that has been used for centuries (all the way back to ancient Egypt and that beauty guru Cleopatra, Persia and Arabia!) but it's just now becoming popular in the states. Overseas, many cultures have used sugaring in one form or another.
  8. How long will the results of Sugaring Last?

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    The simple answer is about 2-3 weeks. There are variants, ​however, such as #1 First time users, lifetime shavers, different ethnicities and those whose hairs are quick growers, results may last a shorter period AT FIRST> once you've sugared a couple of times, your hairs will begin growing slower, finer and sparser.
  9. Does it hurt?

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    I can answer in my opinion No way. (Depending on your sensitization, tolerance of pain level, etc., that is.) This answer varies as well. Variants: #1 - Length of hair (most people report that the longer the hair is, the more the sugar is felt is the spreading action, but less so in the removal action).**Trim hair to 1/4" for best results for a first time user. **After the first use, hair can be as short as 1/8" and it is even less painful than the first time because hairs are already finer and sparser.#2 – #2 - Use of corn starch or powder greatly reduces the amount of pain. #3 - Follow instructions to the tee! Research, watch vids ​and see in action before attempting blind. Know what you are doing before you try it. If you are local...come to one of my parties or schedule your own personal consultation or private party and I will sugar you for free so that you can experience the petal soft gentle removal yourself!
  10. Is it messy?

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    It can be if you do your sugaring in an un-ideal environment. In other words, Always store you’re Organic Sugar Paste in a cool, dry place, Ideally between 60-70°. Likewise, your environment when sugaring should be COOL AND DRY. Use a fan blowing on you. Do not try to sugar when you are warm, just out of the shower, or just exercised. Your skin will be too warm. Remember: Sugar is temperature sensitive. The temperature of your skin and the temperature/humidity of the room you are in play a role in your success. If paste gets too warm, it will stick to you. Many have success when they get "stuck" by applying a strip of cut fabric such as denim to the area and removing like you would wax. I provide a nifty applicator with any purchase which comes in handy in avoiding #1-messes #2-ease of application. The paste should have a taffy-like texture when ready to use. Do a “fingerprint test”. Open jar, dip your finger into the jar like you are going to make an indentation. Your FINGERPRINT should be the only thing that happens when you remove your finger. If the Organic Sugar Paste tries to stick to your finger and come out of the jar with your finger, it is TOO WARM for the Traditional Method. Cool it slightly in the Fridge for 10-minute​ increments. DO NOT LEAVE IN fridge.
  11. Did you invent this?

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    Oh​ lordy no! The Ancient Egyptians did!
  12. Do you sell only locally?

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    No. I sell to all domestic and International addresses via my Etsy Shop and Shopify Shop.
  13. Can men use sugaring?

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    Yes. Sugaring Paste is so effective that it will remove even coarse male hair. In fact, many sugaring users are male bodybuilders​ and athletes. The only exception: They cannot use it on the beard due to a different hair root system.
  14. Tips to Reduce Pain before Waxing/Sugaring?

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    To help ease the pain associated with hair removal, try the tips below: 1) Avoid drinking caffeine, alcohol, and other stimulants at least a day before your treatment 2) Drink ibuprofen, mefenamic acid, or other OTC painkillers​ 30 minutes before your treatment 3) Exfoliate! This will help slough off dead skin cells, making it easier to pull the hair out 4) Pregnant women and women with their periods are more sensitive to pain. 3 days before, during, and 3 days after your period makes your skin sensors extra sensitive–be aware of this, and you will have a more pleasant experience. Although, you can still get a treatment, you can just try to be braver or more tolerant. 5) Try the gentler sugaring technique since it takes the hair out more subtly than hot waxing because it does not take a huge chunk of the hair out in one go. It allows your sensors to adjust to the process during treatment. Remember, heightened skin sensors will make you sensitive to each pull.
  15. Will the hair grow back darker and coarser?

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    No. On the contrary, the hair will grow back thinner. Sugaring removes the hair from the root, thus discouraging hair growth. Regular usage, particularly during the winter months, will noticeably reduce hair growth and the regrowth​ takes longer to appear and is considerably thinner.
  16. How long before hair re-grows after sugaring?

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    Generally, sugaring hair removal lasts between 2-3 weeks, depending on the level of hair growth. This varies from one person to another. Hair growth will not necessarily be equally distributed. Hair grows at different rates. Repeated sugaring treatments, however, weakens the hair so it becomes easier over time. As little as 2mm of re-growth can be removed with the sugaring treatment.
  17. How long should my hair be to sugar?

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    Your hair should be between 2 and 5mm (about the size of a grain of rice) in length for optimum results. For bikini: At least two weeks full of growth if you have been shaving, at least 3 weeks full of growth if you have been waxing or sugaring. Allow at least 3 to 4 weeks of growth for optimal results. For Underarm: At least 10 to 14 days of growth. For Full Face: At least 3 to 4 weeks full of growth between treatments. For Full Leg: At least 4 full weeks of growth. For Back/chest: At least 4 weeks full of growth. For Eyebrows: At least 2 weeks full of growth.
  18. Should I do anything different before my sugaring treatment?

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    For your comfort, it is recommended that you do not sunbathe or use a tanning bed for 48 hours prior to or after any sugaring treatment. Avoid putting any moisturizers on the skin 24 hours before the treatment. Also, some women find that their skin is extra sensitive when they are pre-menstrual.
  19. What should I do after my treatment?

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    Your skin will be smooth and moisturized after sugaring. Your skin may be a little more sensitive. Use the provided Pure Aloe Vera Gel for soothing the skin. We also recommend the daily use of a loofah on the body to remove dead skin cells. This will leave the skin smooth and polished and will minimize any chance of ingrown hairs. This is particularly important in the bikini and underarm areas. We do however recommend not to loofah the day before, day of, or day after your treatment, as the skin may become oversensitive.
  20. How do I wash the used denim strips (from sugaring wax/gel) afterwards?

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    After use, leave the denim strips in warm water, then rinse. Sugaring Paste is water soluble; you can easily wash and reuse​ the strips.
  21. Can the hair removal by sugaring last forever?

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    It is possible to become permanently hairless if you sugar yourself correctly and regularly. If and how long it will take you to stay hairless depend on several factors. As every human being is an individual, there are individual hair types, so it could be the case that you stay hairless after a few treatments whereas others may need much more. Also, the method you previously used to remove hair has a strong influence. Hair growth intensity is stronger in some areas of the body than in others; in these areas it will naturally take more treatments.
  22. How long does JBHomemade’s Sugaring Paste or Wax last (shelf life)?

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    You should close the container immediately after using the paste. When kept dry and stored at room temperature (65-70 degrees) in a dark place JBHomemade Sugaring Paste and Wax/Gel should last at least 12 months.
  23. I used to shave, but have let my hair grow & just had a sugaring treatment. Why do I have stubble?

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    Sugaring treatments need to be repeated at least a few times to gain the best and smoothest results.
  24. I am pregnant; is it safe to sugar?

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    Many pregnant sugaring users still get treatments. There is no reason to stop sugaring treatments when you are pregnant, but remember, everyone's pregnancy is different so please ask your doctor first!
  25. Is it ok to have sex the same day I get my bikini sugared?

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    Should I wait to have sex after a Brazilian sugaring? Typically the skin is red and irritated after waxing and so it’s recommended to avoid sexual activity for 48 hours. However, with sugaring, the skin will not be as sore afterward (or very minimal discomfort) so usually,​ you can have sex within 2-4 hours of the treatment. Basically, you want most of the inflammation gone before causing more friction/irritation to the skin. Everyone reacts a little differently depending on their skin and hair type so it does vary from person to person.
  26. Can I Be Burned?

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    The sugar should NEVER be used hot. The paste is applied at a lukewarm room temperature.
  27. Does Sugaring hurt as much as waxing?

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    Many people describe their sugaring experiences as less painful than waxing. Also, they have found that any residual redness, if any, post sugaring diminishes much more quickly. Keep in mind that hair is being removed from the follicle at the root so the extraction is not completely sensation-free. However, with regular sugaring, ​the skin will become desensitized.
  28. What should i do to prepare for sugaring at home?

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    24 hours prior to sugaring, gently exfoliate and rehydrate​ your skin. It is recommended that you begin with clean skin without lotions, deodorants or oils. The very best results begin with skin care at home. Between treatments keep your skin exfoliated and well-hydrated. Also, never use a razor, depilatory creams or tweezers. This will interfere with the refinement and diminishment of your hair growth and your goal to have smooth and healthy skin.
  29. I’m African-American (Persian, Mexican, etc…) and my hair is very coarse. I’ve been told I can’t wax. Can I sugar?

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    YES!!!! Every ethnicity and type of hair that you can imagine can use sugaring!
  30. Will I get bumps like I do after waxing?

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    Some people will still get a histamine reaction like they do with waxing. It usually isn’t a tenth of the reaction you normally would get with wax. Your skin isn’t damaged; it just can swell from the hair being removed from the root. You can take an anti-histamine like Benadryl before your appointment to prevent this.
  31. Can I sugar while using Accutane? Retin-A?

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    Accutane, no! You have to wait until after you are done with your Accutane cycle before you have any kind of professional exfoliation. Retin-A, yes. You just need to wait a few days before you get sugared.
  32. How to prevent skin from bruising?

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    If you bruise easily, make sure you hold skin very taut while sugaring and apply the sugar gel in the right thickness.
  33. How to store JBHomemade’s Sugaring Paste and Wax?

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    Sugaring MUST be stored at room-temperature. Do not store it in the fridge. Close the container tightly and securely so it will not absorb moisture from the room which can change sugar gel texture. Always store your​ Organic Sugaring Paste and Wax in a cool, dry place, ideally between 60-70°.
  34. Why do you apply sugaring the opposite of wax?

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    Sugar works best when applied opposite the hair growth and pulled with the hair growth. This is opposite of waxing. However, this is more of a guideline than a rule as you will discover that sugar does pull hair out when applied all sorts of different directions. In general, you will find that the most hair gets pulled out by the root when applied against the hair and removed with the hair growth. When applying the sugar by hand, you can curl your fingers to help lift the sugar into the hair to ensure the hair is wrapped up in the sugar before removing it.
  35. Why can you go over the skin more than once?

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    With waxing, it can be dangerous to go over the skin more than once because the wax is so sticky that it pulls the top layer of skin off. Sugar is different because it only adheres to dead skin cells and not live skin cells because of the water in live tissue. Sugar is safe to go over the skin multiple times, especially when using powder as a protection layer. Be careful to not overdue it on sensitive skin like eyebrows or men’s scrotum. The thinner skin cannot tolerate as much repeated sugar applications. Most body areas like arms and legs ​can tolerate many applications of sugar before the skin is ‘raw’ or inflamed.
  36. How do I choose which type of sugaring is best for me?

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    As a general rule, get Sugaring Paste (Firm) for coarse hair and Sugaring Wax (soft) for finer hair. When learning to sugar with the paste method, order the Firm which is easiest to work with because it won’t melt as easily as softer sugars.
  37. Can you use sugaring for a men’s Brazilian?

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    Men love sugaring because they have thinner skin in their private area and the sugar is less irritating and painful in​ their sensitive parts.
  38. I am prone to ingrowns, what can I do to help this?

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    There are a few basic things you can do to reduce and get rid of ingrown hairs. First and foremost, exfoliate and moisturize! Using a natural bristle body brush, exfoliating cloth or brush, or our Exfoliating scrub (recommended); you’ll keep dead skin cells from trapping new hair growth under your skin. The second step is to keep your skin healthy and moisturized. A good rule of thumb is, whenever your skin gets wet (after every shower or bath) moisturize. If you find your ingrown are painful and pustulous, add an antibacterial ingredient to disinfect and help draw out the bacteria.
  39. What are the benefits of sugaring?

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    Short and sweet, some of the benefits include: Eliminating ingrown hairs and preventing new ones Extracting all hair colors and textures Gentle on skin allowing for reapplication for missed hairs Improved skin tone and texture More sanitary than waxing, Sugar paste is never recycled and there is no “double dipping” Can lead to permanent hair removal Water soluble for an easy clean up For a more detailed explanation, head on over to the Benefits page here:
  40. What is the difference between Sugaring and waxing?

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    There are several differences: Wax has many chemical ingredients while Sugar Paste is 100% natural. Wax needs to be heated up to a very high degree in order to become liquefied, causing potential burning, scarring and swelling in the tissues resulting in difficult hair removal. Body Sugar is warm, not hot, and will never burn the skin. Wax adheres directly to the skin cells, making it painful and irritating. Sugar won’t stick to skin cells; it removes dead skin cells so it also exfoliates during the process. Wax cannot be applied to one area more than once, so a missed spot cannot be corrected. Body Sugar can be used over and over in the same area to remove stubborn hairs. Wax contains resin and can break hairs while Sugar surrounds the hair and pulls it out cleaner and easier. The waxy​ residue is difficult to remove – chemicals or heavy oils are usually needed. Body Sugar is water soluble and leaves the skin silky and smooth!
  41. Can I shave between my sugaring sessions?

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    No. Shaving between Sugaring can disrupt the hair growth and will result in more hair to be removed at your next session.
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