Don’t Throw the Peels Away: Tips on How to Use Banana Skins in the Home

Banana peels, more often than not, go in the trash-people think they can only slip on them, like in the cartoon. In fact, banana peels are a great help in everyday life – they can whiten teeth, clean shoes, or become fertilizer.

Banana peels for the face – options for use

Banana peels can help you return an attractive complexion and improve the condition of your skin – just wipe the skin once a week with a piece of peel from ripe fruit. The fruit acids contained in the peel gently cleanse the skin, have an exfoliating effect, and nourish the dermis with essential substances. Women who regularly do this cosmetic procedure even notice a reduction in the number of wrinkles.

In addition, with the help of the peel, you can fight irritation – in this case, the face should be wiped with the soft side of the skin. You can put it on the problem area for a few minutes – itching, redness, and rashes will pass in a couple of days.

Banana peels for teeth – how to whiten

The magic of a banana peel lies in its unique whitening property. Every time after brushing your teeth, cut the peel from a banana and wipe your teeth with it as if polishing them. Such a ritual will help you remove stains on the enamel and protect your teeth from harmful chemicals, which are in the composition of many kinds of toothpaste.

How to clean shoes with banana peels – a tiphack

If you notice that your favorite shoes look worn, the material on them is “bumped” and faded – banana peels can help. Take a piece of banana peel, peel back the soft part (the part with the fruit acids), and wipe your shoes. You will be surprised, but even an old pair of shoes will shine and shine clean.

Banana peels for flowers – how to use them

House plants are quickly covered with dust and dirt, even if you regularly wipe them with a rag. Many wax plants can be wiped in the same way – the acids in banana peels will give a shine and luster to flower leaves and will prevent the formation of a layer of dust.

Banana peels as fertilizer and against pests

Every gardener should have a compost pile, and it is quite possible to send a banana there. The peel will bring the potassium and phosphorus it contains into the compost, which is beneficial for the development of the plant – will strengthen its root system and even help to survive the winter easier. You can also use the peel as a fertilizer – crush it and add it to the soil, treating the peel as a component. It will provide the plant with plenty of nutrients, but the risk of burning the plant will be lower – unlike the compost method.

Additionally, you can protect your seedlings from aphids by burying a few pieces of banana peel under the soil around the plant. It will release gases that garden pests don’t like. The main thing is not to overdo the amount of bananas, otherwise, other uninvited guests, such as rodents, will come for the sweet aroma.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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