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20kg Tate and Lyle Sacks in Health and Beauty Factory

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Listlad, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I have a second job right now with a manufacturer of health and beauty products. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw quite a fair number of Tate and Lyle sacks in the stockroom, at roughly 20kg a sack. It must be going into some of the products. Amazing.
     
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    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sugar body scrubs?
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Ha. Could be. :D I will find out eventually though.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Common ingredient in skincare products.
     
  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Sugar is a wonderful expfolient.

    If I have very dirty hands, asy from gardening, I will take a teaspoonful of suger into the cupped palm of my hand, add a little oil of any kind, then rub my hands, as if I was washing them. Once done, it rinse off, then fash my hands as usual, to remove the oily residue.

    It not only cleans the hands, ut exfoliates, the moisturises them. The could use if in manicures, pedicures and to make their own sugar wax for hair removal.

    All pretty eco friendly, compared to those little micro, plastic pellets in many exfoliating products.
     
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  6. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Lol. It seems I got it wrong. I assumed it was being used as some kind of sweetener in the health products.

    I didn’t know sugar was used as an exfoliant. Interesting.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Lots of uses for sugar apart from sweetening a cup coffee / tea, it's used in the cement industry to retard the setting time of cement on continuous pouring.

    They used tonnes of the stuff on the Mt Isa Mines lead smelter stack on a continuous pour.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I knew about that one. I have been close up and personal with that one before now. :D
     
  9. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    It is also used in the gel they use on nails
     
  10. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Dissolved into it or in its granule form?
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I imagine it is dissolved somehow and added to the rest of the mixture before it sets.
     
  12. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use sugar and almond oil as a scrub for my psoriasis, it keeps it hydrated and helps control the flaking. All natural and no steroids
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Well, I asked the question in the labs today and was told it was added to health supplements.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I don't know what they put inside the health supplements, but very often the coating on the tablets will contain sugar of some sort. I think this is the case with many prescription tablets, too.
     
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    Yes I've currently got a pack of sugar coated Ibuprofen "Smarties"...:eek: which will shortly be filed in my WPB. (I don;t remember ever having anything other than uncoated ones before though!)
    Robbity
     
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