12 Amazing Uses for Peanut Butter

06 Oct
  • Dogs love peanut butter, and its nutritional value makes it a great snack for them, even improving the appearance of their coats.
  • You can take advantage of this in many ways… for example, if your dog hates taking baths and it’s a chore to get him into the tub, smear a little peanut butter on the side of the tub. He’ll be so busy licking it off he’ll forget about the bath, and you can easily rinse off the residue afterwards.
  • Peanut butter can also be used to administer pet medication– stick a pill in a spoonful of the stuff and they’re none the wiser. (Works on both dogs and cats.)
  • In a pinch, smooth peanut butter can actually be used for shaving, if soap, shaving cream or oil aren’t available. It works surprisingly well, and is much cheaper (and often better for your skin.)
  • Peanut butter makes far more successful bait for mousetraps than cheese does.
  • You can use peanut butter instead of regular butter in any recipe. It won’t change the cook time or the appearance, and the change in flavor can be an improvement.
  • Peanut butter can absorb unpleasant scents: for example, drop some in the frying pan after frying fish to keep the smell from invading your house.
  • Smooth peanut butter can not only remove gum from your hair, it can remove other sticky things as well. These include cement glue, airplane glue or the residue left behind by price tags.
  • Use any kind of peanut butter to plug up a leaking ice cream cone (leaving a tasty bonus at the end!).
  • Bait a hook with peanut butter mixed with bits of cereal or bread. Some fish like peanut butter as well, including bluegills, carp and catfish.
  • Use it as a natural leather cleaner: apply a dab, rub in a circular motion and remove with a buffing cloth. It works like a charm.
  • The oils in peanut butter make it a good natural lubricant: even rusty tools like lawnmower blades can be loosened up. Car or truck axles can be greased with it as well; George Washington Carver even used peanuts in a recipe for axle grease.
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