Beyond the Peel: 12 Clever Uses for Bananas (Other Than Eating)

 May 17th , 2024


Bananas are delicious, but their uses go beyond snack time! Discover 12 surprising ways to utilize this versatile fruit. 

Gently rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth for a few minutes. The minerals may help brighten your smile.

1: Whiten Teeth

Rub the inside of a banana peel on bug bites to reduce itching and swelling. 

2: Soothe Insect Bites

The inside of a banana peel can give leather shoes a natural shine. 

3: Shine Shoes

Bury banana peels in your garden to add potassium and other nutrients to the soil. 

4: Fertilize Plants

Place overripe bananas in a butterfly feeder to attract these beautiful pollinators. 

5: Attract Butterflies

Mash a ripe banana and apply it to your face for a natural, moisturizing mask. 

6: Make a Face Mask

Blend a banana with honey and yogurt for a nourishing hair mask. 

7: Hair Conditioner

Apply mashed banana to your face to help hydrate and soften skin, potentially reducing fine lines. 

8: Reduce Wrinkles

A banana peel applied to sunburned skin may help relieve pain and inflammation. 

9: Soothe Sunburn

Blend banana peel with water, apply to silver, and buff for a natural polish. 

10: Polish Silver

Tape a piece of banana peel over the splinter; enzymes may help draw it out. 

11: Remove Splinters

Freeze ripe bananas, then blend for a delicious, healthy ice cream alternative.

12: Make "Nice" Cream