Household Uses for Butter

The baking staple can do some magic when untangling knots in jewelry


Butter has been used for all kinds of household needs for generations.

How many different use does butter have around your home? Find out!

The oil and fat that give it that wonderful flavor also make it a great lubricant and moisturizer. I remember watching my grandparents grab a pat of butter to help lessen the severity of a bruise or to moisten dry hands. I thought that was pretty strange when I was a child. I’ve even heard of people using it to sooth a cat just after moving to a new home. Apparently, a little butter on a cat’s claws will keep him occupied with licking the butter off versus being wary of his new surroundings.

Here are some other interesting household uses for butter. Click on the slideshow below and let us know if you’ve tried any of these tips or if you have any other interesting butter tips of your own.

— laurasrecipes, Babble


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