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25 Wacky Uses for
Jif® Peanut Butter

  • Shave. Former senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona once shaved with peanut butter while on a camping trip. Just slather Jif peanut butter on your face or legs, and shave as you normally would. The oils in the peanut butter lubricate the skin for a smooth shave. Just be sure you use the creamy, not the chunky.
  • Remove bubblegum from hair. Rub a dollop of Jif Peanut Butter into the bubblegum, massage between your fingers, and then comb out. Shampoo.
  • Clean a scuff mark from a CD or DVD. Rub a dab of Jif Peanut Butter (creamy, not chunky) on the disk with a soft cloth and wipe clean. The oils in the peanut butter clean the disk.
  • Remove airplane glue or cement glue from furniture. Simply rub the dried glue with Jif Peanut Butter.
  • Clean glue from any surface or the adhesive left behind by a sticky label or price tag. Cover the dried glue with a dab of Jif Peanut Butter (creamy, not chunky), wait two minutes for the peanut oil to penetrate the paper, and scrub clean. The oils in the peanut butter dissolve the adhesives in the glue.
  • Cure hiccups. For many people, eating one heaping spoonful of Jif Peanut Butter is a definite cure for the hiccups.
  • Remove a ring stuck on a finger. Famous agronomist George Washington Carver created more than three hundred products from the peanut, including axle grease. The oils in peanut butter can lubricate that stuck ring enough to slide it off a finger.
  • Clean dried, dead insects from the hood and grill of your car. Apply Jif Peanut Butter, let sit for five minutes, and then wash clean with soapy water. The oils in the peanut butter dissolve the stickiness of the splattered bug carcasses.
  • Conceal a fine scratch on wood furniture. Rub the spot with a little dab of Jif Peanut Butter and wipe clean. The oil in the peanut butter will color and hide the scratch.
  • Clean indelible marker or ballpoint ink marks from a toy or doll. Smear Jif Peanut Butter (creamy, not chunky) on the marks, wait a few minutes, and wipe off.
  • Remove tree sap from your dog or cat’s fur. Rub Jif Peanut Butter into the sap to dissolve the gums, and comb it out. The dog will gladly lick off the remaining peanut butter.
  • Avoid the foul odor when frying fish. Put a teaspoon of Jif Peanut Butter in the pan while you’re frying the fish.
  • Clean a scuffmark from eyeglasses. Rub a dab of Jif Peanut Butter (creamy, not chunky) on the lens and wipe clean. The oils in the peanut butter clean any stray marks.
  • Get rid of the smell of garlic on your hands. Rub a dollop of Jif Peanut Butter between your hands, and then wash with soap and water. The peanut butter kills the garlic odor.
  • Stop a leak from an ice cream cone. Place a teaspoon of Jif Peanut Butter in the bottom of the cone before adding the ice cream. You not only stop the leaks, but you get a treat at the bottom of the cone.
  • Remove chewing gum from carpet. Rub a dab of Jif Peanut Butter over the spot, let sit for a few minutes, and then work out the gum with a fork or comb. The oils in the peanut butter dissolve the gums in the chewing gum.
  • Make peanut soup. Peanut butter is the main ingredient in any recipe for peanut soup.
  • Remove decals from a bathtub floor. Coat the decals in the bottom of the bathtub with Jif Peanut Butter and let sit for one hour. The peanut oil dissolves the glue between decal and the tub. Then use a single-edge razor blade to carefully scrape the decals off the tub floor.
  • Lubricate a lawn mower. Put a dollop of Jif Peanut Butter (creamy, not chunky) on the blade shaft. The peanut oil provides excellent lubrication.
  • Remove adhesive bandages painlessly. Coat the bandage with Jif Peanut Butter, let sit for five minutes, then peel off. The oils in the peanut butter dissolve the glues in the gum.
  • Exfoliate and moisturize dry hands, elbows, and knees. Rub the skin with crunchy Jif Peanut Butter. Let set for two minutes, then wipe your hands clean with a sheet of Bounty Paper Towel. The oils in the peanut butter will moisture your skin while the nuts exfoliate.
  • Soothe hemorrhoids. In a pinch, a dab of creamy Jif Peanut Butter will soothe hemorrhoids when used as an ointment. The oils in the peanut butter provide the relief. (To avoid further irritation, avoid the chunky.)
  • Train a dog or cat to stop begging or chewing household objects. Fill or coat a rawhide bone or toy with Jif Peanut Butter (crunchy or creamy) and offer the treat to your dog or cat. When the animal starts chewing on the toy, encourage her with enthusiastic praise, repeating the word “Chew!” with enthusiastic praise. Repeating this technique several times will eventually teach your pet to chew her toy whenever you say the word “Chew!”— instead of begging for table scraps.
  • Get a dog or cat to eat medication. If your dog or cat refuses to eat heartworm pills, put Jif Peanut Butter on a cracker and bury the pill in it. The pet, unable to separate the pill from the peanut butter, will devour the nightly snack.
  • Trap mice or rats. Bait a mouse or rat trap with Jif Peanut Butter. Mice actually prefer peanut butter over cheese.


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