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5 Unusual Uses For Peanut Butter

First Posted: 03/01/2012 8:50 am   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am


Peanut butter is great in sandwiches, baked into cookies, or just spread onto crackers, but have you ever given any thought to using peanut butter in other ways? We all know it's good for getting gum out of your hair, but there are other uses for peanut butter around the house that you may not know about.

The good thing about peanuts is that they naturally contain oils -- that's what makes peanut butter perfect for removing all kinds of sticky things. But peanut butter also works to lure pesky pests out of hiding, take off price tags, and more. Learn all the unusual ways to utilize peanut butter below!

(Just one tip: for all these methods, you'll want to use creamy peanut butter -- not chunky!)

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  • Remove A Sticker/Label With Peanut Butter

    Just bought an item with an annoyingly sticky label you can't seem to remove no matter how hard you scrape? Peanut butter will do the trick -- the natural oils will dissolve the adhesive. Spread the item with a spoonful of peanut butter and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then go ahead and start scraping up the label. Wipe off any peanut butter residue with a damp cloth.

  • Lure A Mouse With Peanut Butter

    Mouse problem in your house? Don't put out cheese -- mice are more attracted to peanut butter. Spread a small piece of bread with peanut butter and place it on the mice trap (it works on both standard and humane traps). Set it up and place it wherever you're having the pest problem.

  • Glue Stuck On Your Hands?

    Glue, adhesives, or pretty much anything sticky stuck on your hands can be removed with peanut butter. The natural oils in peanut butter will help dissolve the adhesive. Rub your sticky hands with a spoonful of peanut butter until the adhesive feels like it's loosening. Wash off the peanut butter residue and finish washing with soap.

  • Gum Stuck On Your Shoe?

    Having gum stuck on your shoe is probably one of the most annoying things. Peanut butter can help remove it. Spread the sole of your shoe with peanut butter and let it stand for a a few minutes. Using an old toothbrush (that you won't mind throwing away), scrub the area until the gum has released. Wipe off any peanut butter residue and rinse the shoe under running water. Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mahalie/416987309/" target="_hplink">mahalie, Flickr</a>.

  • Gum Stuck In Your Hair?

    Got gum stuck in your hair? Peanut butter works really well for removing the gum. Spread the effected area with a spoonful of peanut butter and rub the hair with your fingers. The gum should slide right out from the hair. Shampoo to remove any peanut butter residue.

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