When you hear peanut butter, you think of a creamy spread or the best buddy for jelly. You can also dip celery, apples, and bananas in peanut butter and expect it to be delicious. But peanut butter is more than just a delicious ingredient you can eat. It has many uses you may not realize. Can you imagine peanut butter as shaving cream? How about using it to repair wood scratches?
If you’re not convinced, here are 13 outstanding uses of peanut butter.
Make a peanut butter bird feeder
A peanut butter bird feeder is a fun craft for the kids.
It’s easy to make, just take a pinecone and cover it with peanut butter, then roll the pinecone in birdseed. Hang the DIY bird feeder in your yard and watch the birds from your window.
If you don’t have any shoe polish in your home, try peanut butter instead. The creamy peanut butter can clean and buff leather purses, shoes, and furniture.
Just use a soft cloth to rub the peanut butter over the leather in a circular motion. Then, wipe off any excess and your leather will be shining like new.
Use peanut butter as shaving cream
Out of shaving cream and don’t have time to run to the store? We got you!
You can substitute shaving cream using peanut butter and we’re not kidding. Just grab a jar of peanut butter and use it as it is.
The natural oils will coat your skin to prevent nicks, and they also give your skin a dose of hydration. It also smells so nice.
Peanut butter uses: Fix squeaky hinges or doors
You can also use peanut butter on squeaky doors and hinges. If you have a squeaky door or cabinet, you know how annoying it could be.
Fix it in a jiffy with a little bit of peanut butter. Just use your fingertip to apply a dab to the squeaky hinge, and open and close the door or cabinet to make sure the oils get worked in. Simply wipe off any excess.
When gum becomes stuck in hair, on the carpet, or in fabric, it can almost be impossible to remove – unless you have peanut butter! But how does it work? Does peanut butter get gum out of hair effectively?
It does a great job of removing stubborn gum stuck on your hair.
Just rub a bit of peanut butter into the gum and surrounding areas, the oils should loosen the sticky substance after a couple of minutes and it should slide out or be wiped away by a cloth.
Out of butter? Reach for the PB instead.
What if your recipe calls for butter and you forgot it on your grocery list? Peanut butter is here to save your day.
Just reach for the peanut butter instead. Use the equivalent measurement of smooth peanut butter and it will give your recipe a nice nutty taste.
Seal your ice cream cone
Here’s one if you have a celebration. Seal your ice cream and prevent it from melting by using peanut butter.
To do this, scoop your ice cream into a cone, and put a dollop of peanut butter at the bottom first – this will prevent any melting ice cream from dripping out the bottom and onto your hands. Plus, it’s a yummy treat once you reach the end!
Remove sticker residue
Do you have sticker problems? For some reason, stickers and price tags never seem to peel off perfectly.
If you can relate then this hack is for you. To remove stubborn residue and bits of the sticker left behind. Rub a little peanut butter on the sticker residue and let it sit for a couple of minutes, wipe away with a cloth and you’re good to go.
Do you have an ant problem? The last thing you may want is to feed them peanut butter, but it actually works.
Make this effective DIY ant killer by mixing 2 teaspoons of peanut butter, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and a teaspoon of borax. Apply the mixture wherever you’ve noticed ants entering your home. If you have pets in the household, you’ll want to keep them away from this toxic pest killer.
Deodorize your house after cooking fish
Fish is delicious, but the smell after frying them can be stubborn. They leave your home smelling for hours. Fix this using peanut butter.
After you’ve fried your fish, place a dollop of peanut butter into the frying pan and fry it for a minute or so – the fish smell will be eradicated and will have a pleasant peanut butter smell instead. Try it.
Make vegan ice cream
Okay, so this one is food-related, but it’s too delicious not to share. Blend two frozen bananas in a food processor and swirl in some peanut butter.
You may be wondering, is banana and peanut butter healthy? And the answer is, yes! Aside from being healthy, it’s also a healthy alternative, especially if you use peanut butter that is not too sweet. Also, feel free to add jelly for a delicious, frozen spin on a classic sandwich.
Repair scratches on wood
Oh, no! What if you have expired peanut butter? Don’t throw it just yet. Here’s what to do with expired peanut butter.
Apply peanut butter to scratched wood furnishings, floors, or banisters — let it sit for approximately 30 minutes (up to an hour) before wiping clean. The scratch will be nearly impossible to see.
Giving medication to your kids or pets can be a nearly impossible task. Here’s a trick, disguise pills or tablets by crushing them in a bit of peanut butter, and instead, the yucky medicine became a yummy treat.
It’s so cool to know that aside from peanut butter as shaving cream, you can also use it to repair scratches, deodorize your home, clean leather and so much more.
Who would have thought that this yummy ingredient can help us with our household chores?