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JBHomemade - Organic Sugar Hair Removal and Skincare has made its way to SSH's Sugar Scrub shops area!
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My unconditional love of my gardens on the homestead Part 2!

Even though we're supposed to get yet another ice/sleet/snow storm here in TN tomorrow night, I still feel the call of coming Springtime! I love digging in my garden, planting seeds and transplanting from the greenhouse!

Most people that know me know that I am OBSESSED with my garden come spring time. Feeling the itch to get that shovel in my hands y'all! I've got ideas in my head, new species of plants and seeds and I just can't wait to start seeing the beauty around me grow! So in the meantime, while I wait impatiently for the frost to melt, the snow to dissipate and the roots to take hold again in the abundant organic soil on my homestead, I decided that sharing some of the photos from years past would suffice. I shared with you some of the photos in a past post, this is I suppose the continuation...
✿✿✿Yes...lets continue, shall we?
If you missed the previous post, view here.
There are so many pictures I would share with you regarding my gardens. I will post more, though I think this may be enough for now. I contribute much of my success with my garden to the amazing organic mushroom compost that we use. Coffee grinds are also a must. You know me and Pinterest...It's another lil obsession I believe I've compiled a list of all the gardening boards I have had the pleasure to be a part of on Pinterest.
✿✿✿OK...lets go ahead and say this is part 2♥☺

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Astonishing Results! Sharing successful Before & After Sugaring photos.

Astonishing Results! Sharing successful Before and After Sugaring photos.

"Proof is in the Pudding" as the saying goes and though I realize the fact that pictures in and of themselves will never do sugaring the justice it deserves, it's only fair to share some great shots with y'all. Sugaring truly is one of those things where you've got to "see it to believe it", but in sugaring's case it's "feel it to believe it".  None of the photos I can share with you can show you the less painful aspect of sugaring. The results of sugaring leave your skin smooth as a petal and silky soft. It even helps to exfoliate the skin, so especially in the underarms area you can see a visible difference in the skin itself.

Facial Hair 

Arm Hair 

Leg Hair 

Bikini Brazilian 

Men's Body Hair

Underarms

Go here to learn how to make your sugaring at home
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5 remarkable herbal remedies for your sugar scrubs.


In my last post, we discussed the ingredients available for creating your own custom sugar scrub based on your skin care needs. If you’re just tuning in, be sure to take a moment to check the Skin Care Wish List here:
Not sure what your needs are or what to look for? Do you know what your skin needs are but don’t know what ingredients match with your needs?
I ask you to do this so that:
  1. You can get a good grasp of what your needs and wants for your skin are and match them with the herbaceous or floral plant that treats or aids those needs.
  2. THEN, visit the previous post: How to create your custom scrub given the ingredients I have chosen for your choices. I’ll meet you back here when you’re done.
For instance: If you have an area of skin that has a tendency for, let’s say…acne. Yes, the dreaded acne.
At one point in time, I bet every single one of us has had to deal with acne in one form or another in our lifetime at one point, so we can all relate. (Unlike psoriasis, eczema, and similar skin conditions that we cannot all relate to.) Let’s say you've got a son who is in his teens, puberty, football team, great kid, but embarrassed in the locker room because of the acne on his back. Or a daughter who is struggling to accept that she really is beautiful… under the acne on her cheeks, chin, and forehead. We can consider a lady in her twenties, thirties, even forties who is on birth control. The testosterone in the birth control gives her a hormonal imbalance which is causing acne. There are many reasons/causes/embarrassing stories! So, go to the Skin Care Wish List and find the items that match your needs. Let’s do this together.
*tip: I even made a printable Wish List available on the top of the Wish List post if you so choose. I’ll meet you back here when you are done with the Skin Care Wish List and the Custom Scrub post (if it feels like I’m giving you homework, I apologize. I sincerely hope that you do not feel that way, with me giving you an “assignment” if you will. I truly hope that you take your natural skincare needs seriously and I am trying to help you in that venture in any way that I can. Should you have ANY questions at all, feel free to comment at the end of the posts)
Are you back? Here’s what I got for Acne Natural Skin Care Needs:
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Ground by hand Rolled Whole Oatmeal
  • St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
  • Dried Nettles
  • Dried Lavender
  • Thyme
  • Lemon Balm
  • Aloe
I make natural herbal and flower infusions as a choice for an additional specialized ingredient in my custom scrubs.

Infusion is the process of extracting chemical compounds or flavors from plant material in a solvent such as water, oil or alcohol, by allowing the material to remain suspended in the solvent over time (a process often called steeping). An infusion is also the name for the resultant liquid. Source
Here is a highlight on those infusions in my apothecary cabinet:
Rose and Chamomile Infused with Grape Seed Oil

Rose and Chamomile Infused with Grape Seed Oil

What does this concoction do?
Rose Petals contain tons of Vitamin C. They are known to help in healing sunspots and are also a natural anti-inflammatory agent. Chamomile helps to relieve symptoms of eczema and is known to calm dry and irritated skin. Also, they are an antioxidant, natural antiseptic and even have antimicrobial properties.
Grapeseed oil is known to help restore collagen in the skin and aids in skin balancing, helps to prevent acne, aging, wrinkle and scar reduction.
Thyme infused with Pure Witch Hazel

Thyme infused with Pure Witch Hazel

What does this concoction do?
Thyme is more effective for treating acne caused by an acne bacterium than standard creams containing benzoyl peroxide – without the irritating side effects. Has an antiseptic and antifungal property that cleanses, heals and soothes inflamed skin. Thyme is often used for deep cleansing. Pure Witch Hazel is a natural astringent and helps deep clean oily skin. It can soothe red, irritated skin while helping to prevent acne.
Nettles infused with Grape Seed Oil

Nettles infused with Grape Seed Oil

What does this concoction do?
Nettles have the natural ability to calm and sooth inflammation, which makes it the perfect choice for helping problematic skin. This plant has shown to have a number of protective antioxidants that help reduce free radical damage to the skin, providing anti-aging benefits. It’s effective against microorganisms, helping to kill off bacteria and fungi. This makes it effective against acne and as a natural preservative in skin care products. Grape Seed Oil is a restorative of collagen, skin balancing, and prevention of acne and aging.
Calendula infused with Olive Oil

Calendula infused with Olive Oil

What does this concoction do?
Mild and soothing, great for dry or chapped skin, has antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Calendula acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Olive Oil is rich in antioxidants, prevents skin aging, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also, nourishes, rejuvenates and protects the skin. It is rich in vitamin E & A, helps prolong youth, hydrates the skin, maintains elasticity and softness and even helps skin cells regenerate.
Thyme infused with Sunflower Oil

Thyme infused with Sunflower Oil

What does this concoction do?
Anti-aging and Effective at treating blemishes caused by acne bacterium Thyme is more effective for treating acne caused by an acne bacterium than standard creams containing benzoyl peroxide – without the irritating side effects. Has an antiseptic and antifungal property that cleanses, heals and soothes inflamed skin. Thyme is often used for deep cleansing. Sunflower Oil Creates a protective layer that prevents bacteria from making direct contact with your skin thus it prevents acne. An antioxidant, sunflower oil has anti-inflammatory properties and omega-6 fatty acids as well.
Rose and Chamomile Infused with Grape Seed Oil
Thyme infused with Pure Witch Hazel
Nettles infused with Grape Seed Oil
Calendula infused with Olive Oil
Thyme infused with Sunflower Oil

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Announcing 4 luxurious natural ingredients for each of you!

Perhaps you have acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, sensitive skin, wrinkle lines, spots and you've tried the prescriptions (yup...chemicals) and over the counter moisturizers? Create a custom blended sugar scrub that tickles your fancy, and all you have to do is pick your preferences and individual skin care needs.

Did you know? Your skin is the largest organ on your body. What you put on your skin gets into your bloodstream in seconds, even faster than food reaches your stomach. Natural beauty products leave out the chemicals and give you many added benefits you can't find in OTC skincare! When you use an exfoliating body scrub, you're not just giving your skin a pleasant-smelling, silky smooth makeover — you're also slathering on vitamins and minerals that benefit your body in major ways.
Not sure what your needs are or what to look for? Do you know what your skin needs are but don’t know what ingredients match with your needs? Take the Skin Care Wish List test Here!

CHOICE #1: Essential Oils

  1. Orange Extracted Oil (Citrus Sinensis): Mild aphrodisiac, relief from inflammation, Antidepressant (men tend to like this scent)
  2. Pure Vanilla Extract (Vanilla planifolia): Antioxidant, anti-aging, is soothing.
  3. Spearmint Oil (Mentha Spicata): Antibacterial properties
  4. Peppermint Oil (Mentha piperita): Antibacterial properties
  5. Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius): Prevents dryness/roughness, removes dirt/oil and is also great for problematic skin.
  6. Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus globulus): anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating. (Men tend to like this scent)
  7. Macadamia Nut Oil (Macadamia integrifolia): Topically firms your skin while maintaining a youthful glow.
  8. Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia): antiseptic, antibacterial & antifungal properties, beneficial for treating various skin conditions & ailments including skin blemishes & acne
  9. Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia): Lavender oil is a wonderful remedy for eczema, has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and helps in reducing the swelling and redness

CHOICE #2: Sugars

Are known to be Alpha-hydroxy rich, exfoliates, great for problematic skin, Increases cell regeneration, reduces skin pigmentation by forcing melanin out of skin cells, antioxidant
  1. Raw Sugar (Saccharum officinarum L unrefined): Hard Grain
  2. Organic Cane Sugar (Saccharum officinarum L): Medium-Grain
  3. Brown Sugar (Saccharum officinarum with molasses): Finer grain, contains vitamin B. In particular, Nicotinamide, a derivative of Vitamin B3 (Niacin), has been shown to improve the ability of the epidermis, the upper-most layer of the skin, to retain moisture leading to softer, smoother skin with less dryness and flakiness, and a reduction of fine lines

CHOICE #3: Carrier: Oils or Dry

  1. Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis): Antioxidant: can repair sun damage on your skin.
  2. Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera): Clears Skin, Softens skin, Fights Infection
  3. Grape Seed Oil (Vitis vinifera seed oil): Restoration of Collagen, Skin Balancing, Prevention of Acne and Aging, Wrinkle and Scar Reduction
  4. Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus): Creates a protective layer that prevents bacteria from making direct contact with your skin thus it prevents acne. An antioxidant, sunflower oil has anti-inflammatory properties and omega-6 fatty acids as well.
  5. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea L.): Rich in antioxidants, it prevents skin aging, the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines; nourishes, rejuvenates & protects the skin. Rich in vitamin E & A, helps prolong youth, hydrates the skin, maintains its elasticity & softness. Also, helps skin cells to regenerate.
  6. Ground by hand Rolled Whole Oatmeal (Avena sativa): Natural cleansers called saponins that can remove dirt and oil from the pores, improves skin tone and texture, relieves itchy/psoriasis, eczema, treats acne, removes dryness. *Note Choice dry additions, shipped as a dry scrub. Add water, milk or yogurt when ready to use.

CHOICE #4: Herbs, Citrus, or Flowers

  1. Mint Leaves (Mentha): Has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, moisturizes and calms dry itchy skin (men tend to like this scent)
  2. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): helps relieve symptoms of eczema, known to calm red, dry, and irritated skin, natural antioxidant, a natural antiseptic and has antimicrobial properties.
  3. Comfrey (Symphytum): promotes skin repair and soothing skin inflammation.
  4. Bee Balm (Monarda): contains Tannis which keeps skin clear and glowing. Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antioxidant
  5. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum): Calming effect on irritated skin. Full of powerful flavonoids, it helps protect, soothe, and heal skin, while providing anti-acne and anti-inflammatory benefits. Whether you have oily or dry skin, this herb helps to kill bacteria and calm irritation so your skin looks smoother and healthier. Plus, it helps plump and hydrate skin while restoring elasticity, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  6. Dried Nettles (Urtica dioica): has a natural ability to calm and soothe inflammation, which makes is the perfect choice for helping a problematic skin. This plant has been shown to have a number of protective antioxidants that help reduce free radical damage to the skin, providing anti-aging benefits. It’s effective against microorganisms, helping to kill off bacteria and fungi. This makes it effective against acne and as a natural preservative in skin care products. (Men tend to like this scent)
  7. Dried Lavender (Lavandula): Is a Soothing Treatment of problematic skin, wrinkles, an excellent toner and calms itchy skin, “an anti-aging wonder”. It has been shown to have many properties including Anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, balancing, energizing, soothing, healing, toning and stimulating and being effective in treating oily skin as well as acne, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.
  8. Thyme (Thymus Vulgare): more effective for treating acne caused by an acne bacterium than standard creams containing benzoyl peroxide—without the irritating side effects. Has an antiseptic and antifungal property that cleanses, heals and soothes inflamed skin. Thyme is often used for deep cleansing. (Men tend to like this scent)
  9. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis): kills bacteria, fungi, and viruses on the skin, which make it ideal for using on minor wounds and burns, or on common skin problems. It has been shown to have properties that are cleansing, astringent, toning, moisture retaining, stimulating and soothing effect. Great for dull, lifeless or oily skin, its antibacterial properties help with blackheads (men tend to like this scent)
  10. Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis): strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action. Lemon balm is classified as being calming, soothing, healing and tightening on the skin, whilst also stimulating circulation. It is thought to be great for acne and sunburned skin. Research has found that one of the advantages of skincare application of lemon balm is the ability of two of its compounds, caffeic acid, and ferulic acid, to penetrate through the top layers into the deeper cutaneous layers of the skin and provide protection against UV radiation-induced skin damage (Saija et al., 1999)
  11. Lemon Juice and Zest (Citrus Limon): Antiseptic, Exfoliates, and Blackhead remover.
  12. Orange Juice and Zest (Citrus × sinensis): Antiseptic, Exfoliates, and Blackhead remover.
  13. Lime Juice and Zest (Citrus aurantifolia): Antiseptic, Exfoliates, and Blackhead remover.
  14. Rose Petals (Rosa Bridal Pink) and (R. gallica): Contains tons of Vitamin C, known to help heal sun damaged spots and is also a natural anti-inflammatory agent.
  15. Calendula (Calendula officinalis): A garden plant in the daisy family has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
  16. Honey (honey, Mel): Antimicrobial, antioxidant, moisturizes.
  17. Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo): Known to be packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin. Containing the antioxidants Vitamin A and Vitamin C, pumpkin helps soften and soothe the skin and boost collagen production to prevent the signs of aging.
  18. Aloe (Liliaceae Aloe Vera): Treats blemishes, acne, and other skin problems, softens dead skin cells leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth upon regular use, delays visible signs of aging like fine lines and appearance of wrinkles, relieves itchy skin.
Jenelle says:
Fast shipping, great communication. She answered all of my questions and helped me figure out a sugar scrub recipe that would work well with my eczema. Highly recommend this shop!! :-)
Carmen says:
I loved the sugar scrub sample that I got: the smell was fresh, but not overpowering, the sugar particles did an awesome job and the oils moisturized and softened my skin in a subtle and delicate way. Thank you Jennifer!
Use Instructions: Clean your face using a warm, damp washcloth before using the sugar scrub. While the skin is still wet, massage approximately 2 teaspoons worth of scrub into your hands and massage into your skin using a circular motion. You may add more sugar scrub as you move onto other areas of your body, but make sure to concentrate on rough patches like elbows, knees and feet. Do not apply to areas of broken or infected skin. When done, rinse off using warm water.
Care Instructions: You may store this rose sugar scrub in its original sealed container in your refrigerator for up to six months. Avoid introducing water into the jar, as this will shorten the life of your scrub. For best results, keep the jar in a cool dry place and scoop only the scrub you are about to use in the shower or sink.
Caution: Please do not use (or choose an ingredient of) this product if you are or may be allergic or sensitive to any of the above-listed ingredients. Do not expose skin to sun while sugar scrub is on your skin. Always test a small area first. As with all oil-based bath products, please use caution in the shower as it can cause surfaces to become a bit slippery. Make sure you have a bath mat with good traction.

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