START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

12 Surprising Uses for Peanut Butter

  • a Care2 favorite by Katie Waldeck
12 Surprising Uses for Peanut Butter

Peanut butter shouldn’t solely be reserved for kindergarten! Indeed, peanut butter has so much more to offer than pb&j’s and cookies (though I love both as much as the next guy, don’t get me wrong!) Click through for some helpful hints on using peanut butter in unconventional ways.

See Also: 17 Ways to Use Kale

Cleaning

1. Getting Rid of That Fishy Smell. Can’t get rid of that funky fish smell? After you’ve fried fish, put a dollop of peanut butter in the pan — it’ll absorb that lingering odor right up!

2. Cleaning Vinyl & Leather. Work the peanut butter in a circular motion on your leather/vinyl furniture and wipe away with a buffing cloth. As you may have guessed, this method will make your leather/vinyl smell like peanut butter. Mix it with a little perfumed oil to mask the smell.

3. Fixing Scratched DVDs & CDs. Work a little peanut butter onto a scratched disk and wipe away with a dry cloth. Voila!

Also Check Out: 10 Uses for Dry Cleaning Hangers

Sticky Stuff

4. Removing Gum From Hair. Rub peanut butter on the gum, work through with your fingers and wipe remnants away with a cloth.

5. Removing Gum From Carpeting. Similar to removing gum from hair, but without the whiny human: remove as much of the gum as you can, then rub it with peanut butter.

6. Removing Stickers. Rub with peanut butter and wipe away!

7. Removing Glue From Your Hands. If you’re a little sloppy with the super glue (I sure am!) and can’t stand that feeling of sticky glue on your hands (I sure can’t!), simply rub peanut butter on your hands and wipe away with a towel. It works like a charm!

See Also: 6 Healthy Uses for Coconut Oil

Body & Health

8. Shaving. If you’re ever desperate to shave but ran out of any other appropriate gels or creams, reach for the peanut butter. The oils in peanut butter are really good for the skin!

9. Giving Medicine to Pets & Young Children. Fussy pets and picky kids don’t always like to take their medicine — but both sure do love peanut butter! Coat their meds in peanut butter and they’re gobble them right up. In case you’re wondering, dogs and cats are not allergic to the stuff, it’s actually quite good for them!

Food

9. Butter. Peanut butter is a great baking substitute for the regular stuff — as long as the nutty flavor compliments the dish.

10. Pricier Nut Butters. As tasty as almond & cashew butters are, they’re both quite spendy. Peanut butter is a perfectly acceptable substitute!

11. Crepe Topping. Seriously, does anything sound more delicious than a peanut butter, nutella & banana crepe?!  Click here for an amazing crepe recipe & more topping ideas!

12. Make peanut brittle!

Related
14 Surprising Uses for Vodka
14 Uses for Wax Paper
More Creative Uses for Ordinary Items

Read more: Basics, Bath & Shower, Beauty, Bed & Bath, Conservation, Crafts & Design, Family, Food, Green, Green Kitchen Tips, Health, Home, Household Hints, Non-Toxic Cleaning, Pet Health, Pets, Reduce, Recycle & Reuse, Remedies & Treatments, Surprising uses for ..., , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

458 comments

+ add your own
11:16AM PDT on Jul 4, 2015

good ideas...will try it out

thank you

5:19AM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

Interesting article.

12:39AM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

interesting article

12:36AM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

Thanks for the information.

12:20AM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

Excellent advice, shared.

10:27PM PDT on Jul 2, 2015

Interesting ideas, you learn something everyday, Thank you for caring and sharing.

12:19PM PDT on Jul 2, 2015

Thanks

5:47AM PDT on Jul 2, 2015

Thanks

11:33PM PDT on Jul 1, 2015

I know #9 works... :)

9:29PM PDT on Jul 1, 2015

Danke

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

No animal need to prove that is amazing... they were born that way! Thank you :)

any plants can help..use caution if you have pets and check the toxicity of these first.

CONTACT THE EDITORS



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.