We all know that Bananas are good for you. They are full of Potassium, they can help lose weight and even help fight cancer. Did you know that the peel of a Banana can be extremely useful as well?
Shoe Polish – Just rub a banana peel around your shoe and then buff it with a white cloth.
Fruit Fly Trap – To make a natural flytrap get:
- Large Yogurt Container
- Banana Peel
- Small Nail
- Poke holes in the lid of the container. Place banana peel inside, snap on the lid and leave it where the flies gather. The banana will attract them and they will go inside and won’t be able to get out.
Teeth Whitener – Rub your teeth with the inside of the banana peel. The potassium, magnesium and manganese helps whiten your teeth.
Scratched CD/DVD? – If your disc is scratched or skipping, rub the disc in a circular motion with the inside of a banana peel. Wipe off residue with a microfibre soft cloth. Lightly spray the disc with windex and buff it clean. The wax will fill in scratches.
Wart Cure – Rub the wart every night with a small piece of the inside of a banana for two weeks. The wart will disappear.
Ink Off Skin – Remove the ink from skin, you need to rub the white side of a banana peel onto the inked areas. The natural oils in the peel will attract the oils in the ink. The stains will disappear.
Silverware Polish – Blend banana peel and water, use it on your silver to take the tarnished spots off.
Soothe A Bug Bite – Rub the inside of a banana peel against the itchy bite. It will take the swelling away and stop inflammation.
Wake Up Your Houseplants – If your plants are looking a little tired, use the white side of a banana and rub down the leaves to wake them up. The peels will also help feed the plants as well.
Anti Depressant – Drinking boiled banana water can help depression.
Acne or Hemorrhoids – Cut the stm off a bunch of banana’s. Remove the outside skin so you have a cube of a stem. Pulse the peeled banana stem cube in a mini food processor along with 1 tbsp of witch hazel.
Pour the mixture into a dish and dip gauze into the mix. Apply to acne or hemorrhoid affected area. Repeat after 30 min with a fresh dipped gauze strip.
Remove Splinter – Tape a piece of banana peel, white side down over wound and leave it on for 30 min. The enzymes will seep into the skin and move the splinter forward and will be easier to remove.
Bruise – Rub a bruise with the inside of a banana peel and it will go away.
Mini Facelift – Rub your face with the inside of a banana peel, letting the oil dry on your skin before washing it off with warm water. If you can; leave it on overnight. Repeat nightly after awhile your skin will start looking firmer, smoother and healthier.
Banana Peels: A Green & Efficient Adsorbent For Heavy Metals & Phenols