Banana peel contains antifungal, antibiotic and enzymatic properties that can be put to good use. It is high in vitamins B6, B12, magnesium and potassium. Plus they’re moist and they’re nutritious.
Rub the banana peel over the affected area every night before going to bed, in order to reduce inflammation and irritation, and prevent outbreaks.
The potassium in banana peels is thought to help whiten your teeth. Choose a banana that looks just ripe, which is when the potassium levels are optimal.
Open it from the bottom end upward, then rub the inside of the peel against your teeth until they’re completely coated in banana paste.
Banana peels can also help you eliminate warts. You can apply a piece of the peel on the wart and secure it with a bandage, or you can rub the inner side of the peel on the affected area.
A great alternative to shoe polish is a banana peel. Simply rub your shoe with the inside of the peel. When you’re done, buff the shoes with a soft cloth. Bananas are full of potassium, which is also in shoe polish. The banana’s natural oils soak into leather which helps make your shoes last longer.
Brighten up houseplants
Are the leaves on your houseplants looking dingy or dusty? Don’t bother misting them with water — that just spreads the dirt around. Rather, wipe down each leaf with the inside of a banana peel.
It’ll remove all the gunk on the surface and replace it with a lustrous shine.