7 Interesting Uses for Peanut Butter

Peanut butter might be one of my favorite snacks, I like it in sandwiches and smoothies, and I’m ashamed to say sometimes, even right off the spoon.

Eating aside, so many things can be used for peanut butter! Below, I’ll explore some of the more exciting applications for this delicious spread. From fixing squeaky doors to making a facial scrub, peanut butter has a surprising number of uses!

Peanut Butter for Door Hinges

If you’ve got any creaky doors in your house, peanut butter can be used to fix it. Just apply a small amount of peanut butter to the hinges and work it in with a brush. The peanut butter will lubricate the hinge, causing the door to open and close more smoothly.

Peanut Butter Helps Stop Smelly Frying Pan

If you’ve ever fried fish or onions, you know that the smell can linger in your kitchen for days. To get rid of the odor, rub peanut butter on the inside of the pan before washing it. The peanut butter will absorb these smells and leave your pan smelling fresh and clean for washing.

Peanut Butter Facial Scrub

Look no further than peanut butter for a natural and inexpensive way to exfoliate your skin! Just mix equal parts peanut butter and honey, then massage the scrub onto your face in circular motions. Rinse with warm water and enjoy your soft and glowing skin. Some have found that using peanut butter can cause breakouts, however, I’ve never experienced this after using peanut butter face scrub.

Peanut Butter Hair Moisturizer

If you have dry or frizzy hair (like me), peanut butter can be used as a natural moisturizer. Put peanut butter in your hair letting it sit for 15 minutes or so before rinsing it out with warm water. Your hair will be left soft, shiny, and healthy-looking in no time!

Peanut Butter to Remove Gum

If you or your child have ever gotten gum stuck in your hair, besides the public ridicule you’re sure to receive, you also know how annoying it can be to remove it. Peanut butter to the rescue! Simply apply a generous amount of peanut butter to the gummed-up areas and wait a few minutes. The peanut butter will cause the gum to loosen and slide right out.

Remove Glue with Peanut Butter

If you’ve ever accidentally glued your fingers together (super glue is the worst for this), peanut butter can help get you unstuck. The peanut butter will act as a solvent and break down the glue, allowing you to easily peel it away from your skin. It will also help remove glue left over from stickers or price tags on clothing labels, glass, and plastic.

Peanut Butter for Cleaning Leather

In a pinch, peanut butter can be used to clean leather furniture or shoes. Just apply a small amount of peanut butter to a soft cloth or towel and in a circular motion, rub it in with some elbow grease! Remove any excess with a clean cloth and voila! Your leather will look amazing, trust me. This works thanks to the abundance of natural oils in peanut butter which help to condition and soften the leather.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What country uses the most peanut butter?

While the United States is the largest producer and exporter of peanut butter. The countries with the highest peanut butter consumption per capita are China, India, Nigeria, and the United States.

Is peanut butter good for the skin?

There are mixed opinions on whether or not peanut butter is good for the skin. Some say that it can help to moisturize and soften the skin, while others claim that it can cause acne breakouts. So please trust your instincts and see what works for you!

Does peanut butter help you sleep?

Eating peanut butter can help improve your sleep patterns! Peanut butter is a source of tryptophan, which is an amino acid that has been shown to promote better sleep. Pairing peanut butter with some whole wheat toast or crackers before bed provides a tasty and nutritious snack that can also help you get a good night’s rest.


So, besides being one of my favorite snacks, you can see peanut butter is one heck of a versatile invention. The scientist and inventor George Washington Carver discovered over 300 uses for peanuts and peanut butter during his lifetime. So next time you’re looking for an inexpensive and all-natural solution to a problem, think peanut butter! Who knows, it might just do the trick.

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