Exciting things you can do with overripe bananas

Think of banana and your mouth is watered with the thought of banana shake, pie, custard and much more. Regarded as a dietary fibre rich fruit, it is used as a great snack and base for many delicious desserts. You will be surprised to know that banana as a magical fruit can be used beyond eating purposes too.

Use as a skin cleanser

Use the peel of the banana and place it on the facial skin, white side down. Gently massage for 5-10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. It is effective in treating acne.


Perfect body scrub

Take one ripe banana and mix it with 2 tsp of sugar and a few drops of essential oils. Use this scrub twice a week and see the change. It is very effective for dry skin.

Feet massager

Banana flesh is ideal for feet massage. Use the ripe banana to massage your feet and keep it moisturized. Use of ripe banana to clean feet also keeps them odour free.

Shoe shiner

Forgot to shine your shoe? Worry not, use the inner side of ripe banana to shine your shoes and you are ready to step out with confidence. Make sure that the peel is yellow with brown spots.

Wood shiner

You can also use the banana peel to shine the wooden shiner. This low-cost natural shiner increases the life of the polish coating.

Ripening agent

According to experts, banana releases a hormone called ‘Ethylene’. This hormone has the quality of ripening other fruits and vegetables. All you need to do is to place other fruits and vegetables in a paper bag along with a ripe banana and see the magic.

Stain remover

Whether it’s an ink stain or curry, the banana peel is the perfect solution. Rub the white side of peel on the stain spot and then wash in any gentle detergent.

Improves sleep

We are always asked to avoid bananas at night, but the ripe bananas are considered good for sleep. All you need to do is to boil 1 cup water, add 1 unpeeled banana, a pinch of cinnamon powder and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Drink the solution before going to bed and the next morning you will feel rejuvenated.

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