Uses for Domino Sugar
Sugar is a natural sweetener usually obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet. It not only adds great flavors to many foods and beverages, but is also great for adding texture and preserving foods longer. Sugar also has some extra benefits. It is naturally antibacterial and its crystalline structure works well as an exfoliating agent which makes it great for a whole bunch of other uses around the house aside from just flavoring. Read on to find more creative uses for sugar that you might not know about.
Uses For Domino Sugar:
Bee and Wasp Stings
A paste made of Domino sugar mixed with water can neutralize the poison associated with bee and wasp stings. Be sure that any stinger has been removed first, then make a paste from a teaspoon of sugar combined with some water. Put the paste over the stung area and leave for a few moments and the pain should dissipate.
Domino sugar can make a great body scrub. Simply combine ½ cup of sugar with ¼ cup of canola oil and a few drops of lavender essesntial oil. Mix together and rub in gentle circular motions on skin – then rinse.
The pain of a burnt tongue can be instantly relieved with a sprinkle of sugar. Simply sprinkle a pinch of sugar over the burn and press your tongue up against the roof of your mouth for instant relief.
Combining equal parts of sugar with baking powder makes a great safe way to kill cockroaches.
While the sugar will attract the roaches, the baking powder will kill them. Put this combo in little bowls around areas you think roaches might be entering and be sure to freshen every couple of days until all roaches are gone.
Adding a thin layer of sugar to the bottom of a cookie jar before putting cookies in will keep cookies fresh longer because the sugar absorbs excess moisture.
Corn on the Cob
Adding a pinch of Domino Sugar to a pot of boiling water while making corn on the cob enhances the juiciness and sweetness of the corn by preventing the natural sugars in the kernals from escaping while the corn is being cooked.
Cuts and Scrapes
Sugar is naturally antibacterial so it works great in helping cuts and scrapes heal faster. Simply combine some sugar with some filtered water and make a paste. Then apply past to cut or scrape before bandaging.
Diarrhea can cause dehydration. You can use Domino sugar to make your own rehydrating drink to replace the missing glucose, vitamin C and minerals that your body has lost by combining 3 teaspoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of salt in a tall glass of water and drinking it down.
Sugar crystals make for a great exfoliating facial cleanser. Make a paste by combining ¼ cup of sugar, one teaspoon of baby shampoo and ¼ cup of water. Mix together until mixture has a thick paste-like consistency. Then gently rub the mixture over your face. Wash off with warm water followed by a quick cold water rinse.
A great way to keep your flowers fresher for a longer period of time is to add a tablespoon of sugar to the water in the vase. When the sugar dissolves it nourishes the stems which keeping your flowers blooming longer.
When exposed to very high temperatures sugar becomes a chemical that ignites easily. Simply toss a few spoonful’s of sugar on top of wood or coal in your grill before lighting to really get your grill fire going.
Sugar combined with some olive oil works great for removing paint or grime from hands. The oil works by breaking down the paint’s bond and the sugar acts as an abrasive exfoliating agent to remove the pigment. Simply pour 1 teaspoon of sugar and one teaspoon of olive oil into the palms of your hands, rub together and continue rubbing on spots until all paint is gone.
Sugar works great for reducing the swelling of pimples or acne overnight. Simply make a paste by combining 1 teaspoon of sugar with a few drops of water and apply directly to blemish. Leave overnight and wash off in the morning.
Applying sugar mixed with lemon juice can help lighten brownish sun spots on skin
Squeeze the juice of a half of a lemon into a bowl (or you can use lemon juice) and add ½ teaspoon of sugar. Mix together into a slight paste and apply to brown spots. Leave on skin for a couple of minutes and then rinse. Repeated use will have those spots faded in no time.