Table sugar, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, unrefined, brown, you name it, sugar is one of the foods you can’t really say not to.
While we know that too much of this sweet-tasting ingredient is bad for your health, we still can’t seem to be able to get over it- we want more and more of it in our everyday lives.
However, sugar is not only used in food; it can also be used in different ways in our everyday lives and it can sometimes save the day when nothing else seems to be working.
Below, we have compiled the 20 most practical uses of sugar, and we are pretty sure they will leave you speechless!
1. Remove unwanted hair
Both men and women nowadays hate having excess hair, so they look for ways to get rid of them. Forget about shaving them- they grow back even stronger- and try the sweet alternative. Two cups of sugar, a quarter cup of lemon juice, and a quarter cup of water is all you need. Boil in stainless steel pot until amber in color and use them to remove any unwanted hair on your body.
2. It helps the medicine go down
Remember Mary Poppins who was singing that “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”? Well, it seems this could actually be true. Research has shown that babies that were fed sugar before taking medicine reacted better to it.
3. Cheese and sugar
Do cheese and sugar go well together? Actually, sugar can protect cheese and prevent mold from forming. A sugar cube placed in a sealed container with cheese absorbs moisture and keeps it fresh for longer.
4. Use it to feed butterflies
Love butterflies? You can use a simple syrup with water, sugar, Gatorade, and soy sauce can attract and feed them.
5. Balance spicy foods
If you can’t handle spicy foods, then you can try eating something that counteracts the heat to balance flavors out. Some of the foods that you can eat are dairy products and foods with lots of acidity, but sugar works just as well.
6. Extend the life of flowers
Do you love flowers but they don’t last long enough for you to enjoy them? Here’s the trick: add three teaspoons of sugar and two tablespoons of vinegar to a quart of warm water and pour the mixture into a vase. Your fresh flowers will bloom like never before.
7. Clean your hands
Want to wash off dirt and grease and you feel soap and water are not enough? Try using sugar and olive oil, rub them all over your hands and wash off with water and soap.
7. Clean your coffee grinder
If you use a coffee grinder, then keep in mind that you need to clean it regularly. How can you do it? You can use sugar to absorb the oils and strong flavors left behind by the coffee beans. All you need to do is pour a quarter cup of sugar into the grinder and run it for a few minutes. Wipe clean.
8. Stop hiccups
If you find hiccups annoying and you don’t know how to stop it, then here’s a solution for you. It’s as simple as eating a spoonful of sugar! Give it a try!
9. Bugs? Not anymore!
Wanna know a hack that will change your life? If you hate bugs and want to get rid of them without using bug spray, then sugar will do the job. Mixing equal parts of sugar and baking soda will help since sugar will attract them and baking soda will kill them.
10. Healing power
The healing power of sugar can prove very helpful when you have open wounds and want to put something on them that will help heal faster. Sugar will do the trick.
11. Melt Snow
While salt is most commonly use to melt ice and snow, sugar has the same effect.
12. Goodbye lipstick smudges
Everyone knows that lipstick smudges don’t come easily off of glasses. If you want to remove them for good, then you can rub some sugar on the smudge once the glasses come out of the dishwasher.
13. Fix a self-tan
Anyone who has tried self-tanning knows it can’t be perfect. But, instead of removing it and starting all over again, you can mix one tablespoon of sugar with a quarter cup of coconut oil, scrub the points that need to be fixed and forget about patchy-looking tans.
14. No more smelly odors
Did you know that burning some sugar can help remove odors from the kitchen? Well, now you do!
15. Extend the wear of your lipstick
Did you know that you can make your lipstick last longer by taking a few simple steps? First, put your lipstick on, then sprinkle some sugar on your lips, let it sit and then dab off the excess sugar. This should make your lipstick last longer.
16. It heals tongue burns
Suffering from a tongue burn due to a hot drink you had? Try sprinkling some sugar on your tongue and the pain should go away.
17. Body Scrub
Want a natural body scrub that will make your skin look younger? Then mix some sugar with shower gel and scrub away!
18. Face scrub
Of course, shower gel doesn’t work on your delicate face. In this case, you can mix sugar with a few drops of olive oil and use a few days per week.
19. Wasp trapper
Make a sugar and water syrup to trap wasps.
20. Make art
Make art out of sugar cubes. Glue them together to create igloos, bridges, and more.
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