When You Don't Have Shaving Cream, Use Peanut Butter

Whether you're shaving your face, your legs, or really anywhere else you can think of, you probably do it with shaving cream. As ridiculous as it may sound at first, peanut butter is actually a worth alternative — so long as you don't get the chunky variety. Top 10 lists site Listverse has the details:

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Believe it or not, peanut butter makes a great shaving gel. Just apply it like you would apply the gel, and shave as normal. It works just as well and anyone that has bought a container of shaving gel will know, it is a hell of a lot cheaper. The end result is a very smooth shave and, as a bonus, the oils in the peanut butter are very good for your skin, so you don't need to spend even more money on moisturizer for your legs or face.

It makes sense, but I was a little sceptical. I was hoping to try this myself, but I couldn't find any peanut butter. Fortunately Listverse provided this video (contains naughty language!!), and I also found this one. It may not be your first choice for shaving aids, but it's a good trick to have in a pinch (or if you're just in the mood for spreading peanut butter all over yourself).

Top 10 Unusual Uses for Peanut Butter [Listverse]


    This is horrible horrible advice. The peanut butter will clog your blades and will make ringing them between passes very difficult.

    If you are out of shaving cream us either soap or soap gel. The goal is to create a lather on your skin that the blades will travel on. This protects your skin but allows the blades to pick up the hairs. And soap/gel is much easier to find right there in the bathroom than peanut butter. =)

    not recommended for those with peanut allergies of course!

    Interesting to see if someone actually does this and ends up licking the blades!!

    Darwin awards FTW!

    You don't really need a lather, you just need to lubricate the skin a bit. I've used oil, conditioner, shampoo and moisturiser. Except for the shampoo, these all worked just as well as anything I've used in the past. I tend to keep using a traditional brush and block shaving soap, but mainly because I like the mini-routine in the morning. It helps that I've managed to find a shaving soap that smells the same as the one my grandpa used to use, so I'm transported back 30 years for a couple of minutes every morning.

    ...and if you believe Adam's regurgitated crap at 2am in the morning, you'll buy my watch.

    This is absolutely terrible advice. If you're in need of shaving without shaving cream olive oil would be a VASTLY superior option from the kitchen.

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