The only thing I had for breakfast every morning when going to school was toasts with peanut butter and jam. Even when I think back to moments from high school, waking up to a breakfast of peanut butter and jam toasts was the best. Even today, I can’t resist a peanut butter and jam sandwich; however, there are some other uses for peanut butter that are pretty surprising.
Not only is it tasty and delicious, it’s helpful with so many other things. Here are just 12 other uses for peanut butter that you probably didn’t know about!
1) Use peanut butter to remove minor scratches on wood or leather.
Simply smear a thin layer of peanut butter in a circular motion over the scratch. For leather, rub it in until the scratches are gone and for wooden scratches, let it soak in for about an hour then buff out with a cloth.
2) Use peanut butter to fix that squeaky door.
If you’re out of your regular lubricant like WD-40, use a small dab of peanut butter instead to lubricate any squeaky hinges.
3) Use peanut butter to help remove sticker residue.
No matter how careful we are when removing price stickers or any stickers for that matter, there always seems to be sticky residue leftover. Rub in a little peanut butter and remove it with a cloth. If you have a stubborn sticker, let the peanut butter soak in a bit before removing with a cloth.
4) Removing gum from hair, clothes, or carpets.
If you have kids, it may happen to find gum stuck somewhere so use peanut butter to help get it out! Rub a dab of peanut butter on the gum, let it soak for 10-15 minutes, and wipe it off with a cloth.
5) Use peanut butter as a deep conditioner.
You can use peanut butter alone or mix it with olive oil for a thinner consistency and get the benefits of both peanut AND olive oil. Wash it off and look forward to soft and manageable hair.
6) Fix scratches on your CDs.
Have scratches on your favorite music or video game CDs? Here is how to fix any CD using peanut butter!
7) Use peanut butter to prevent your sugar cone from dripping.
Sugar cones are great but they sometimes leave melted ice cream drip from the bottom. Drop a dab of peanut at the bottom of the cone before adding your ice cream to prevent it from dripping delicious ice cream!
8) Help kids take their medicine with peanut butter.
Having to swallow a pill can be difficult for children. Grab a spoonful of peanut butter and hide the pill inside to help them take their medicine. Please be 100% sure your kids are not allergic to peanuts before doing so! Also, If you have stubborn pets who won’t take their medicine or vitamins, just do the same thing!
9) Catch unwanted house guests with peanut butter.
Mice may like cheese but did you know they like peanut butter too. Use it instead and the scent will lure them to your mouse or live catch trap.
10) Use peanut butter to cover up offensive odors.
If something left your house smelling raunchy, quickly get rid of the odor by putting a tablespoon of peanut and a small amount of water in a frying pan. Let it boil for a few minutes and your house will smell amazing again.
11) Use a half-empty jar of peanut butter to catch insects.
Do you have any unwanted critters in your home such as ants, spiders, or roaches? Place a jar of leftover peanut butter wherever you notice bugs in your home and their legs will get stuck in the peanut butter. In the morning, just put the lid back on and throw those critters in the trash!
12) Use peanut butter instead of shaving cream.
Peanut butter contains oil so it lubricates AND moisturizes at the same time. All you need is a very thin layer of creamy peanut butter for a close shave.
Or…Just enjoy it a nice piece of bread.
Who knew peanut butter could taste so good and be so versatile! Please share these awesome peanut butter uses with your friends and family.