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.

Sugaring Paste or Wax
Which is Right for you?

There are 2 Methods of Sugaring.
It is a personal preference about which one you choose to embark on. 
Sugaring:
  • Is not as painful as waxing.
  • The sugar seeps into pores ensuring a smooth extraction.
  • You don't experience the ingrown's and razor burn associated with shaving and waxing.
  • Is Eco- friendly (refer to) 
  • is Earth safe and friendly
  • Is Skin friendly -It is ideal for anyone who has a problem with waxing or shaving and seeking an all natural alternative.
Sugaring paste is used at room temperature and requires only your fingers or an applicator.
Sugaring Gel is used slightly warmed (never HOT) with an applicator and reusable denim strips.
 
When the sugar is applied to the skin, it seeps into the hair follicles. This "lubricates" the hair, which allows the hairs to "glide" out more comfortably and gently.
 
This is the biggest contributor to the "less pain than waxing" factor. This method also minimizes any redness, irritation, hair breakage and ingrown hairs.
 
All this while simultaneously exfoliating dead skin cells! Sugaring is safe for all skin types (sensitive, itchy, psoriasis, eczema) and is safe on varicose veins and spider veins.
THIS IS A VERY COMMON QUESTION
which, I believe warrants it's own subject page. Perhaps one of the most common questions asked on my Etsy Shop 
Which method do I recommend? 
The answer lies in your goals, hair thickness, nature and history. NOT the technique or method you'd like to learn and start your sugaring journey on. Really. It's true. 
Perhaps you've shaved your entire life after puberty and your hairs are quite thick and dark?
Or..You shaved as a teen but then started waxing in your twenties and your hairs are already thinner by years of waxing.
Perhaps your ancestry passed down in your DNA thin hair?
Perhaps you are a teenager and you've never shaved before or just started shaving?
 
My Reply?
 
How thick is your hair and what is your ultimate goal?
Sugaring PASTE leads to permanent hair removal.
Sugaring WAX/ GEL does not. 
Learn more about this AWESOME SUGARING BENEFIT HERE - 
Both methods are far more gentle than waxing and have many benefits to your skin compared to common hair removal methods used in today's world. 
 
Take a look at the following chart for further distinctions between the two sugaring methods:
 

Paste vs Gel Techniques

Technique 

Paste

Wax/ Gel

Temperature
 
Thickness  
 
 
Application
 
 
 
 
Direction of Application
 
 
Direction of Removal
 
 
Method of Removal
 
 
 
 
Hair Thickness
 
 
 
Goal
 
 
 
Hair Length
Room temperature  
 
Very thickly with thick perimeters 
 
By hand, specifically
with fingers or
applicator provided  
 
 
Against natural
growth direction
 
 
With the natural
growth direction
 
With the fingers of
one or both hands or
Applicator provided
 
 
Thick/Coarse/Dark
Thin/Light
 
Permanent Hair Removal over time
 
 
Hair can be as short as 1/8". Trim if longer than 1/4"
Just melted
 
Applied very thinly over large area
  
With a wooden spatula, butter knife
Or applicator provided
 
Against natural
growth direction
 
 
With the natural
growth direction
 
With plastic, cloth
or paper strips (I provide 2 denim strips)
 
Thin/Dark/Light
 
Temporary lasting up to three to four weeks
 
 
Trim if longer than 1/4" 

Sugaring Paste: Cooked to a consistency much like a thick taffy.

  • Organic Raw Sugar, Lemons, a smidgen of water.
  • If you are a beginner or your hairs are thick by nature, start off with sugaring paste.
  • Hairs will begin to grow back thinner and sparser ( Read the "Science of Sugaring Hair Removal". Refer to Anagen Stage of Hair Growth - 1/8" growth.) This will be a fine time to "graduate" to Sugaring Gel if you wish.

Sugaring Gel is a lot like thick honey.

  • ​​Organic Raw Sugar, Lemons, a smidgen of water.
  • Great when your hairs are already thin from previous waxing or natural.
  • You can still use sugaring paste as well.
Sugaring Paste Hair Removal
Sugaring Wax Hair Removal