10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Peanut Butter

Peanut butter isn't just a delicious and healthy snack. It's also a valuable household item to keep you and your things polished and clean

Part snack, part problem solver. PB to the rescue!

Gone are the days where peanut butter’s common cohorts are only jelly or chocolate.  Peanut butter serves as a quick go-to in providing the base for dressings, marinades, and dipping sauces. You can use peanut butter to dress everything from poultry, to noodles, to satay. Let us not forget peanut butter as a key ingredient in comfort food desserts. Many a childhood memory is laced with visuals of fork tines indenting peanut butter cookies or plunging into the decadence of a traditional southern peanut butter pie.

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Often found in smoothies or paired with apples or celery, peanut butter is a protein-packed, healthy snack for kids and adults alike. Here’s the kicker though, your health doesn’t only benefit from eating peanut butter. Your skin and the texture of your hair improves with topical application of PB. Think that’s all, think again! Peanut butter also helps repair scratches in numerous household surfaces and appliances. This edible, all-utility spread wears many hats from being a cleanser, bait, lubricant, shaving cream, and much, much more.

Peanut butter is fairly cheap and found in every supermarket and drugstore. It’s not just a must-have staple for the home cook. It’s a must-have staple for the home, period.  Creamy or chunky, savory or sweet, you’d be nuts (yes, I went there) to not see the versatility of peanut butter.

Read on to learn more about the many ways to use peanut butter.

Smoother Skin

Whether you desire a clean, close shave for your face or your legs, peanut butter is a great gender neutral cream to help keep nicks at bay and help you maintain your post shave sheen. You don’t want to use a crunchy peanut butter as the texture will be abrasive. A creamy peanut butter works wonders. The oil in the peanut butter serves as a natural moisturizer for the skin. Simply apply as you would a shave gel or cream and shave away.  

Lustrous Hair

Move over expensive keratin hair oil. A little PB goes a long way for healthy, shiny locks. Massage a small amount into your scalp and remove with shampoo. 

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This article saddens me as a mom of a severely allergic child (who suffers from anaphylaxis when in contact with peanuts/peanut butter). It is hard enough to sidestep the land mines that are other people's contaminated hands, mouths, and prepared foods, but now to worry about their couches, hair, floors, etc.? Please consider this before you contaminate your entire house and make it a threat to anyone with allergies.

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