We’re free-to-be over here at Clean Made. If you choose to shave or wax or neither or both, you do you: your body, your choice. But if your preferred flavor is au naturel, this post probably won’t interest you. All good.
However, if you like to keep it smooth as silk (the soy milk or the fabric, whatever), you might be interested in giving sugar waxing a whirl.
The history of sugar waxing (also called sugaring and Persian sugar waxing) might surprise you. Records indicate it was all the rage in Egypt, starting at around 1900 BC. Apparently, being hair-free was a standard of beauty back then (much like today), and a sticky mixture of honey and oil was used to rip hair out by the root.
Sugaring made a resurgence or two on the world stage since then, and began gaining in popularity in the United States about a decade ago. While the formula is less common than its petroleum-based cousin, sugar waxing seems to be more effective and, with only a few ingredients, it’s also way less toxic (and obviously less messy, less expensive, and more healthy) than one of those drugstore depilatories. Devotees claim it’s less painful than using petroleum-based waxes, and that the sugar mixture also makes an excellent exfoliator.