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15 Surprising Uses for Butter

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Health & Body

Swallow Pills Can’t handle the horse pills? Lightly coat the pill in butter and wash it down with a big gulp of water. It takes the edge off that terrible feeling of the pill going down your throat.

Get Sticky Stuff Off Your Skin Can’t stand the feeling of sap or glue on your hands? Rub butter on the sticky part before you wash your hands. Rub hands with a towel, and then use water.

Remove Gum From Hair Rub butter into the affected area and let it absorb. Gently wipe away with a cloth.

Prevent Bruising If you’ve ever thought, “that’s gonna leave a mark,” this one’s for you. The phosphates in butter help prevent bruising, much like a raw steak does.

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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.

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2:49AM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

ty

10:15PM PDT on May 9, 2013

All are such good hints! Thank You

11:45AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Thanks for these great tips using of butter, especially on the snow shovel ~ I guess vegetable oil would work just as well.

1:20PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Super pomysły, wypróbuję ten z paznokciami. O siebie dodam, że masło świetnie czyści plamy ze smoły.

10:47AM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Jeremiah Z.,

Plastic leaches into foods; especially, such fragile and thin plastic. Let me answer the question that comes to all of us, I have no idea, why the corporations make the product to be in contact with food and The FDA allows it.

10:44AM PST on Dec 21, 2012

WHERE IS THE VEGAN BUTTER USES!! I MEAN YOU ARE POSTING ON WWW.CARE2.COM.

10:04AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

butter is probably the most expensive option you could choose for these tasks, but generally helpful (I'm going to try vegetable oil on my shovel)...

3:22AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thanks

10:47PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Why is aluminum foil preferable to plastic for onions?

11:14AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

good to know, thanks

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