01/6Here are a few creative ways to use sugar

Here are a few creative ways to use sugar

Sugar is commonly used around the world in various dishes, from baked goods to desserts. You even put it in your coffee. Some dishes, particularly the sweet stuff, just wouldn't be the same without it. While it does manage to satisfy our tastebuds, consuming too much of it can spell disaster for our weight loss goals and even our health. However, consuming sugar is not the only way to make good use of it. Here are a few creative ways to use sugar.


02/6Makes for an amazing lip scrub

Makes for an amazing lip scrub

One of the best things you could possibly use sugar for would be to make a lip scrub using it. Take some jojoba oil or castor oil and blend it with caster sugar, also called superfine sugar. Add 1-2 drops of peppermint oil or vanilla extract. Mix well and you wonderful lip scrub is ready to use!


03/6Works well as a body scrub

Works well as a body scrub

If you are into DIYs, then you will love a homemade scrub made with sugar. This is a great way to make use of some sugar if you have recently decided to give it up for a more healthier you. To make your scrub, mix sugar with almond oil and any essential oil you like. Rub the mixture all over your body just before you shower. This natural product will help you achieve soft skin in no time.


04/6Helps to treat wounds

Helps to treat wounds

Infections that are painful and wounds can sometimes be treated with sugar. In a study conducted by Selly Oak Hospital researchers, patients who were suffering from bed sores, leg ulcers, and amputations were treated with granulated sugar before their wounds were dressed up. The sugar was used to kill bacteria that tend to cause pain. The experiment was successful.


05/6May help to soothe burn you get from eating spicy food

May help to soothe burn you get from eating spicy food

If you have consumed something super spicy and can't handle it, consume a bit of sugar. While dairy works well to tackle this issue too, some people aren't a big fan of drinking it on its own. However, a little sweetness may just be the thing you need when your mouth feels like it's on fire.


06/6Helps to keep your flowers fresh

Helps to keep your flowers fresh

Want to keep your flowers fresh? Sugar to the rescue. All you need to do is combine three teaspoons of sugar with two tablespoons of white vinegar. Add this mixture to the water in the vase your using for your flowers. The sugar is beneficial for the stems and the vinegar helps to keep bacteria at bay.