14 Surprising Household Uses for Butter

Butter is used in many recipes, but some people avoid it because of its fat content. However, if you keep some butter in the fridge, it can help solve a lot of problems around the house and help you when you run out of.

Removing water marks from wood surfaces

Mix some butter with some cigarette ash and make a paste. Apply this magic paste to water marks on wood surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom with a soft cloth, then wipe the area with a clean, dry cloth. Magic water stain busting with no expense.


If you’ve run out of shaving foam or gel, you’ll need some butter to help the razor slide effortlessly over your skin without nipping you. Apply enough to get the desired effect, shave, then wash it off with a natural shower gel.

Removing chewing gum from hair

You can use butter to get chewing gum out of kids’ or adults’ hair, but you could also use peanut butter, or another oil, like 7-door

This is actually a very practical way of stopping your doors from squeaking. Rub a little butter straight onto the hinge on the door. It won’t drip, unless you have the central heating on full blast, but it will gently soak into the right spot. Voila!

Removing sticky residue

Sticky substances like glue, wax used for hair removal, chewing gum and tree sap all come loose when you rub them with butter before washing with soap and water.

Cutting sticky foods

Pies, toffee, marshmallows, and other sticky food can be cut beautifully without anything sticking if you spread the knife with butter very thinly before cutting them.

Taking pills more easily

To help large pills slide down your throat with more ease, first coat them with a little layer of butter. Who would have thought it.