New use for all that left over sugar

By 50Jewels Latest Reply 2011-08-03 13:18:07 -0500
Started 2011-07-30 20:26:51 -0500

I have lots of granulated sugar left and I was just going to give it away, but found a new use for it today. I treated myself to a spa day and they used a light petroleum base mixed with granulated sugar to give me a foot bath. It felt so good to saok them in the warm soapy water then to have the sugar mixture rubbed into the entire foot. After that she had me stick my feet back in the warm water and the sugar disolved. Then she towel dried my feet. This treatment left my fee feeling soft, moisturized and pampered.

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ladymagnolia1963 2011-08-03 13:13:13 -0500 Report


Your spa day sounds wonderful. I'm really happy that you got to have that so need "me time." The foot massage sounds heavenly!

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-08-01 15:20:11 -0500 Report

Another use is to put up a huming bird feeder, place sugar water to call these beauties of Gods birds!! Grandpa Bill

50Jewels 2011-08-02 22:35:01 -0500 Report

Thanks. I love birds so I will do this once I get into my new home. I used to spend hours watching the birds. I had 5 seed feeders and 3 humming bird feeders. Plus a lot of flowers they loved. By next spring I will have a small yard and I can feed the birds again.

This morning as I went to work a field where they are planning to build a shopping center near my apartment had over 50 geese in it feeding. It was awesome. I love living near the river. It is like a wild life perserve with all of the birds and little water creatures.

On my checks I have this saying that I thought while at the Butterfly and Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C. last year. "In heaven I want to watch over the flowers, birds & butterflies by day and the stars by night." I do hope we can volunteer for such pleasures.

ladymagnolia1963 2011-08-03 13:18:07 -0500 Report


I love that saying! That's what I'd want to sign up for too :-). I love hummingbirds. Even my email is luvhummingbirds lol.

Flustrated 2011-08-01 20:02:04 -0500 Report

The recipe is one cup sugar to 3 cups water. Change at least once a week. They know old sugar water. They are fun to watch.

jayabee52 2011-08-02 03:26:30 -0500 Report

my mom has hummers visit the feeding station set up outside her front picture window. I watched them for most of July when I was there. So BEAUTIFUL! and fun to watch.

Flustrated 2011-08-02 08:02:34 -0500 Report

Hi, I forgot to say bring sugar and water to boil, then cool. They come and go so fast. They only stay here a couple of months.

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-08-01 15:18:49 -0500 Report

Years ago, as part of the UMC church, we belonged to the Walk to
Emmaus group. We'd visit teaming weekends to have prayers, communion and wasshing of the team members feet. We used salt instead of sugar, as Christ washed the feet of His Disciples at the Last Supper. The team was preparing their talks that weekend for a 3 day event to bring others to Christ, very important in the UMC, for new life and spiritual awakenings happend for the Good of the Church! Just thought I'd let you know where I learned to use salt in anothe rtype of foot washing, a Spiritual Washing.
Grandpa Bill Bolha

ladymagnolia1963 2011-08-03 13:05:05 -0500 Report

Amen! It's is so humbling, peaceful and a beautiful experience to have a foot washing and prayer day/night. Several of my Home School friends (a while back ) would all come together with our children and HS together once a week. We'd get them settled down and then us ladies went to the den. Where we would start with the foot washing. As we began we would also speak blessings, prayers and scriptures over each. It was always an amazing experience :-). Thank you Grandpa Bill for bringing back such a good memory :-).

50Jewels 2011-08-02 22:52:48 -0500 Report

It is interesting you would mention this because as the lady was washing my feet and it was feeling so good, my mind went to where Mary washed the feet of Christ, dried them with her hair and annointed them with precious oils. What a loving gesture this was to Christ who's feet had carried Him to serve and care for others and that would soon be pierced by the nails on the cross in His final act of service to mankind, redemption for our sins. I wished that I could have done something like that for Him. As I read my scriptures, I would like to think that I would have loved Him enough to shout, "No. Don't crucify him!" when the crowds demanded his death. Yet I know that during my life I have sinned and caused the pain that He suffered. I can only be grateful that He was willing to die for me. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I have really learned a lot from my scriptures this past year as I have gone through many trials and turned to the Lord for help. I know God lives and that He loves each of us who are fighting for righteousness. Bless you in your work. It will take all of us from every sect to fight the evil that is on the earth.

mcho56 2011-08-01 08:16:59 -0500 Report

LOL! That would be very unpleasant :) I started using/making sugar scrub during autumn last year. Live in NH so no problem with ants most of the year :) Mixed equal parts of brown sugar and white sugar with enough inexpensive olive oil to get it to the desired consistency. Added a little vanilla and a shake of cinnamon. OMG my skin changed so much using this very nice smelling stuff! Eventually got rid of all dry skin without tons of scrubbing. And the olive oil is wonderful, especially up here in the North. :) No problem with my BS, think the relaxation of it helped lol

50Jewels 2011-08-01 14:38:20 -0500 Report

Thanks for the recipe. I was just guessing what was in there but the touch of cinnamon sounds wonderful. I usually buy the big bottle of olive oil from Sam's Club and it goes bad before I can use it all. Now I have another use I bet I have fresh olive oil all of the time.

mcho56 2011-08-01 22:31:52 -0500 Report

Oh, I hope you enjoy it :) Would be very surprised if you didn't! One note, my husband complains because he finds it a little slippery, so you can always throw in an older towel if you find it so :)

MrsCDogg 2011-07-31 12:59:57 -0500 Report

I had a bad experiance with a homemade sugar scrub once. I made it with sugar and some really good quality safflower oil. Even added some essential oils to it. After I showered and used the scrub I rinsed it off and then Got out and dried off and dressed. I didn't even think about it again. My skin felt so nice and soft and the fragrance was so pleasing. The next day I went to take my shower and the tub drain was full of ANTS! I couldn't deal with that any more so if I make a scrub now I use medium coarse salt and oil. Works just the same for me…;o)

jayabee52 2011-07-30 22:55:31 -0500 Report

Howdy Glenda!
Glad You enjoyed your treatment. I am curious, as to how much sugar leached into your system through your skin. Did you do a before and after BG reading? Just curious.

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