Unusual uses for butter
Not only can you smear butter on your food, but it has some great uses around your home. This just goes to show that butter goes well with everything.
Soften Your Hands
The proteins and fats in butter act as a natural moisturizer. In the event you run out of real moisturizer, rub a little butter all over your hands
Remove Gum from Hair
If you have kids, then chances are you have done battle with bubble gum — either in the carpet or your child’s hair. Rub butter all over the gummed hair and allow it to absorb. The gum should slide out without a fight.
Nourish Dry or Brittle Nails
If you suffer from dry or brittle nails, then grab a stick of butter, rub a dab onto each cuticle, don some cotton gloves overnight, and voila! The proteins from the butter help to strengthen the nails and prevent cracking.
Loosen a Stubborn Ring
Ever get a ring stuck on your finger? Instead of panicking, run to the fridge and grab the butter. Rub it liberally onto your finger, which should allow the ring to slip right off.
Remove Ink from Plastic
If you’ve ever accidentally marked up plastic with an ink pen, then grab the butter and rub it generously onto the plastic. Let it soak in for a bit. After that, the ink stains should wipe away easily.
Cooking pasta is fun, but if you don’t keep your eye on the boiling noodles at all times, you could wind up with a boil-over and a mess to clean up. To prevent the noodles from erupting over the sides, put a pat or two of butter into the pot.
Preserve Half-Used Onions
The other day I cut onion slices to throw on the grill. I only used half. Normally I would put a half-used onion into a baggie and placed it in the fridge knowing that in a day or two my poor onion would be shriveled and dehydrated. Not so anymore. Simply spread a bit of butter onto your onion and wrap it in foil to keep your onion fresher longer.
Remove Watermarks from Wood
If you have condensation rings on your wood desk or other furniture, you can apply about a tablespoon of butter to the water mark and rub it into the wood. Allow it to sit overnight and wipe off the excess in the morning. The butter replaces lost moisture and restores the wood.
Distract Your Cat from Guests
If your cat gets a little anxious when people are around, and then distract it with a pat of butter. Rub a small amount on the top of your kitty’s paw and your feline will be more consumed with cleaning her paws than dealing with visitors.