10 Sweet Ways to Use Sugar

We can all use a little sweetness in life, and that’s why we love sugar. You know what I’m talking about- who can turn down a sweet cookie that’s just asking for you to eat it? You might want to cut down on sugar for health reasons, but that’s no reason to keep it out of your life altogether. Sugar is sweet and all, but there’s a lot more to it- check out these new ways you can use sugar!

1. Exfoliate:

It’s easy to make a sugar scrub by combining sugar and some oil. Rub gently on face, body, lips, and rinse off to get rid of dull, dead skin.

2. Make lipstick last longer:

I love this sweet tip: After applying lipstick, sprinkle some sugar on your lips, leave for about a minute, and lick off.

3. Remove grass stains: 

Make a paste with water and sugar and apply to grass stains. You can rub with a clean toothbrush to really let it do its work, then let it sit for an hour and wash as usual.

4. Soothe a burned tongue:

Don’t you hate when you burn your tongue on hot food or drink, or something super spicy? Next time, sprinkle some sugar on the affected area and feel better right away!

5. Make flowers last longer:

Add 3 teaspoons sugar and 2 tablespoons white vinegar to the waters in your vase and your flowers will look beautiful longer.

6. Remove odors from hands:

No one likes onion scented hands! Rub with one tablespoon of sugar and liquid soap and rinse. Odor will be gone!

7. Heal a wound:

Sprinkle sugar on minor wounds before dressing and the antibacterial properties of the sugar will speed up healing.

8. Keep cookies fresh:

Add a few sugar cubes to your cookie jar.

9. Clean grinders:

Freshen your coffee and spice grinders with sugar. Run 1/4 cup sugar through the grinder and run for 2-3 minutes. Then pour out extra sugar and wipe clean.

10. Cure hiccups:

I can’t vouch for this one yet, but it’s worth a shot! Next time you have the hiccups, swallow a teaspoon of sugar and make them go away.