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7 Interesting Household Uses for Butter

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Butter has been used for all kinds of household needs for generations. The oil and fat that gives it that wonderful flavor also makes it a great lubricant and moisturizer. I remember watching my grandparents grab a pat of butter to help lessen the severity of a bruise or to moisten dry hands. I thought that was pretty strange when I was a child. I’ve even heard of people using it to sooth a cat just after moving to a new home. Apparently a little butter on a cat’s claws will keep him occupied on licking the butter off versus being wary of his new surroundings.

Here are 7 other interesting household uses for butter. Click on the slideshow below and let us know if you’ve tried any of these tips or if you have any other interesting butter tips of your own.

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7 Interesting Household Uses for Butter

Untangling Jewelry

When that dainty gold necklace gets knots in it, don't fret. Simply apply a little bit of butter to the knot and use a pin or needle to untangle the gold. Then wash with a little soapy water and voila! This worked wonders on a delicate gold chain my husband gave to me. Photo Credit; istockphoto.com

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Laura Levy is the owner of the marketing and PR/media company Gourmet Media Group. She is the food writer behind the popular website Laura'sBestRecipes.com, and was previously a contributor to Babble's Food channel. She resides in Colorado with her family.

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