8 Extraordinary Uses of Butter
Butter is far from unusual in the kitchen. However, when it comes to its role outside of the kitchen, there are indeed some unusual and surprising uses for that. 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.\
1. Get rid of a fishy smell
Your fishing trip may have been a big success, but now your hands reek of fish. What to do? Just rub some butter on your hands, wash with warm water and soap, and your hands will smell clean and fresh again.
2. Keep mold off cheese
Why waste good cheese by letting the cut edges get hard or moldy? Give semi-hard cheeses a light coat of butter when you get them home from the supermarket to keep them fresh and free of mold. Each time you use the cheese, coat the cut edge with a smear of butter before you rewrap it and put it back in the fridge.
3. Make the cat feel at home
Is the family feline freaked out by your move to a new home? Moving is often traumatic for pets as well as family members. Here’s a good way to help an adult cat adjust to the new house or apartment. Spread a bit of butter on the top of one of its front paws. Cats love the taste of butter so much they’ll keep coming back for more.
4. Swallow tablets with ease
If you have difficulty getting tablets to go down, try rolling them in a small amount of butter or margarine first. The pills will slide down your throat more easily.
5. Soothe aching feet
To soothe tired feet, massage them with butter, wrap in a damp, hot towel, sit back, and relax for 10 minutes. Your feet will feel revitalized—and they’ll smell like popcorn, too.
6. Remove sap from skin
You’ve just got home from a pleasant walk in the woods, but your hand is still covered with sticky tree sap that feels like it will never come off. Don’t worry, just rub butter on your hand and the gunky black sap will wash right off with soap and water.
7. Emergency shaving cream
If you run out of shaving cream, try slathering some butter on your wet skin for a smooth, close shave.
8. Keep leftover onion fresh
If a recipe calls for half an onion and you want to keep the remaining half fresh as long as possible, rub butter on the cut surface and wrap it in aluminium foil before putting it in the fridge. The butter will help keep it fresh.