It’s no secret that peanut butter is packed with tons of healthy vitamins and minerals, that keep us going throughout our day. LiveStrong explains that peanut butter is full of important nutrients our bodies desperately need, like fiber, Vitamin E, potassium and magnesium! But that’s not all…
According to WebMD, including peanut butter in your diet has been proven to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, is a great source of protein and can even help you lose weight. Besides the obvious and plentiful health benefits, peanut butter can also be used to help with a number of everyday home and life problems!
- Finally Get That Gum Out Of The Carpet: Kids should not be allowed to chew gum and do anything else at the same time. We love our little ones, but sometimes it seems that gum ends up everywhere except for in their mouths – their hair, the carpet, the bed sheets, under the table and even in the pool drain! But you can remove stuck-on gum stains with ease by rubbing in a thin layer of peanut butter and wiping it away 5-10 minutes later with a damp cloth.
Bad Smells, Be Gone: No matter how hard we try, there are some smells that you can’t seem to get out of your house! Instead of spending hundreds on candles every year, throw a tablespoon of peanut butter into a frying pan and let it cook for 2-4 minutes. Now your home will smell like a peanut butter wonderland!
- Leather That’s Just Like New: If there’s a small scratch in your leather furniture, clothing or accessories, or if they’re just looking a little grungy, grab a rag and peanut butter and get to work! You’ll need to rub a thin layer of creamy peanut butter around the scratch or dirty area in a circular motion – doing this will allow the natural oils to polish and clean your leather without damaging it!
Unusual Shaving Cream: When the last bit of shaving cream has made it’s way out of the can, turn to your kitchen cabinet! The natural oils hidden within your peanut butter jar keeps even the sharpest razor from nicking your skin and it’s packed full of ingredients that act as a powerful moisturizer!
- No More Squeaky Door: Instead of running to the hardware store to get lubricant that’s potentially harmful to the environment, apply a thin layer of peanut butter to the squeaky area! The natural oils in the peanut butter will eliminate the noise without posing a risk to your little ones and furry family members.
Polish Your Scratched Wood: If you have wooden floors, cabinets, tabletops and other furniture, then that means you know they get nicked and scratched on a daily basis! But now you can bring your wood back to its former glory with peanut butter. Apply a thick layer of smooth or creamy peanut butter and let it soak in for an hour. After the allotted time has passed, clean it off with a cloth – the scratch will vanish before your eyes!
- A Price Sticker’s Worst Nightmare: Even the most stubborn stickers are no match for peanut butter! That leftover sticky residue can be removed in seconds by rubbing on a little peanut butter with your finger and wiping it all away with a cloth. This is perfect for those annoying price labels that never seem to come off in one piece!
Moisturize Dry Summer Hair: Once you get past the “ick” factor, peanut butter can work miracles on dry and damaged hair! All you need to do is take a handful of peanut butter and rub it directly into your scalp. Doing this will infuse the peanut butter’s natural oils into your hair and you’ll be left with goddess-like tresses! Be sure to follow with your regular shampoo after rinsing out the peanut butter.
Learn about several other peanut butter life hacks here!