Picture of butter pen!
Now you don't have to get a knife out to spread butter on toast, just use the butter pen!

Step 1: Stuff you need

Picture of stuff you need
One used up container of Tom's Deodorant.

1 stick of butter.

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As for your peanuts, they already have worm larvae encased in them. You see, as they are growing in the field the worms are crawling all over and through them and dropping larvae (eggs) as they go. As the peanut (any nut really) forms it encases the larvae. Even if you cut them apart you would not see it as they are microscopic in size. The only time they may become evident is if after harvest they are stored in a warm place and left for an extremely long period of time causing the eggs to grow within the nut. There are of course FDA regulations regarding how old the nuts can be to be sold (like sell by dates) but if you are purchasing fresh nuts from a street vendor or even at one of those bulk stores that store them in the back room and just transfer them from their bags to their display bins... well those are harder to regulate. The point is, there are already contaminates in and on the nuts before all those people dip their hands into that bowl (which I myself would never eat from).
Wouldn't call bar stuff "Processed foods"
Have you considered earth balance, a healthy vegan alternative to butter.
Does it taste as good as butter? Probably not, because humans are 'programmed' by nature to like the taste of salt, meat, fat, etc, which vegetarian / vegan / 'healthy' foodstuffs are generally lacking in. The reason humans like these things is because in the age of cavemen these were rare, so humans ate as much of them as possible when they had the chance. Now we live in an industrialized world where all of these things are easily available, and we have not yet evolved (and probably never will) to like vegetables etc equally as much, hence the wave of obesity and heart disease spreading across the western world. If people tried to subsist on these modern, 'healthy' alternatives to things that have been around for hundreds of years, they would (and in fact, do) develop potentially serious deficiencies. It is perfectly possible to be healthy and eat butter, drink full-fat milk etc, as long as you remember not to over eat, to eat a balanced diet, and to exercise regularly. If you want to be vegetarian / vegan then fine, and yes, lots of them are healthier than the majority of the western worlds population, but please stop saying it's natural - if it was natural the majority of the worlds population would be doing it, because it would be in our nature, rather than the minority (and if you don't agree, go look up "natural" in a dictionary, and if you still don't agree, don't flame, because I will only tell you to go head but a spike). -Spasysheep
not true.  humans are meant to drink human milk.  as human babies.  more definciencies are found in people who consume animal products, as vegans/vegetarians tend to eat a more varied diet.  the only thing vegans miss out on when eating a healthy, balanced diet, is B12, which is only found in animal products, dirt, or supplement form. 


as far as the butter pen, great idea!  as a vegan, i keep a travel pack of condiments & such to improve on restaurant versions of "veg" meals.  i'm definitely putting a chapstick size with smart balance in my pack.  be careful that the container is graded for food use.  chapstick should be good, since most of it ends up being eaten throughout the day, anyhow. 
Um, yeah, but humans change? And some people can't afford all the substitution. Plus it tastes like horrible, and I know what horrible tastes like.
head butt a spike.
Don't steal my phrase! :P
yes dude right on. thats the reason 114 year old farmers that live in the middle of nowhere are so healthy. they probly eat bacon and eggs every morning, and drink their own cows milk, which is for sure not skim. but they exercise and don't max on cheetos all the time
foobear (author)  GetCraftyItsHip6 years ago
Well you see, I had all this butter left over from making Xmas cookies... I --guess-- I could have made them out of earth blend soy margarine, but, come on dude, who would eat them?
Vegans, perhaps? (why doesn't the Instructables spell check recognize the word vegans?)
Vegans = Vogons?

(It doesn't recognise Vogons either)
I know! Who knew?! Certainly not Arthur Dent. Seems "Vogons" has yet to gain a foothold in regular vernacular, but I'm sure it'll be in all the dictionaries some day :-D
pxlchk15 years ago
In the immortal words of Christopher McCandless, just because it's natural does not mean it's safe if consumed.

I work designing the pack art for anti-antiperspirants and deodorants for a national brand. These containers are not food-grade. But there is a difference between "not food grade" and "dangerous to eat out of". I'd research it before storing food in those things for a long period of time.

Aside from that concern, I think it's a hilarious and fun idea. I'm going to check into the safety aspect on Monday. Maybe we'll make a few at work.
Do you know if it's safe yet? Cause my deoderant's pretty much empty at the moment...
MT-LB5 years ago
You can buy unfilled deodorant containers, probably a better idea than using used ones. and you can buy them in bulk, maybe give out butter pens.
could you boil the thing to clean it do you think?
naw... thats overkill, plus itd warp the container
foobear (author)  FriedRiceFreak6 years ago
I suppose you could try that. It might work. If you're really super worried about it, you could buy a new one and just dial out all the deodorant. Then it wouldn't have any armpit cooties.
your comment was d'oh??!! THIS IS D'OH!!!! :D AWesome :D and i agree - this should be patented.
Faynilla5 years ago
i LOVE the idea of this. I am still a bit weary (sp) of putting food in a non food container. but this def needs to be made. I would assume its much healthier than butter spread and that awful butter spray stuff i would never use.

awesome idea and thanks for sharing
krazipanda5 years ago
i used a old toothbrush
qwertyboy6 years ago
you might want to put them in some bleach or vinager, just to make sure
brita qwertyboy6 years ago
Tom's is all natural...
so is nuclear energy :D
bFusion brita6 years ago
Regardless if it's all natural, I'm not too keen on spreading it on my toast :)
Definitely during the normal washes. I was thinking boil some water, then dump them into it after taking it off the heat. As long as your not heating the pan while it's in there, it shouldn't harm the plastic. I think after the triple wash the only thing I'd be worried about is left over deodorant.
Or you could clean out a glue stick and use that
sticky butter
Colonel885 years ago
Awesome lolz you ought to go and patent this thing and sell it. I owuld sure as hell buy it :D This is destined to be one of those everyday things
I agree you should definitely patent this! IT IS AWESOME!!!!
mo56 years ago
holy crap, the world shure needs this thing.
kcgirlintx6 years ago
I'm wondering if you can use this idea for something like peanut butter?
sethfree16 years ago
Just had a 'duh!' moment; Cut the butter and throw it in the bag cold. Let it get soft and warm and then squeeze. No fuss, no muss!
I'm going to try this with Burt's Bees chap stick, the chap stick is edible, and there is no armpit contamination. Thank you for the idea!
i had an idea use a glue stick as the base its the same type of thing except non toxic and cheaper (that has probley been said before im just not looking through 234 comments to check)
blckthng6 years ago
Dude that thing had deo in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! armpits flavoured butter isnt exactly my idea of breakfast
You could use a glue stick instead
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