10 Unusual Ways to Use Banana Peels

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5. Easy composting

Adding a banana peel to your compost pile will help introduce more calcium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphates, potassium, and sodium — all of which are vital to the healthy growth of your plants.

  • Cut the banana peels into smaller pieces.
  • Bury the banana skins under the plant you want to fertilize — ideally next to the roots.
  • Water the plant right away to let the soil sit on top of it.

 

6. Whiten your teeth

Ripe banana peels are very rich in potassium that can help reduce yellow stains that appear as a result of the consumption of certain beverages such as coffee and tea and certain foods such as blueberries and raspberries.

  • Brush your teeth and rinse your teeth well.
  • Take the inside of the banana peel and rub it on your teeth for 2 minutes.
  • Rinse your teeth again and repeat daily.

 

7. They help reduce the appearance of scars.

Banana peels have the ability to drastically reduce skin irritation such as swelling, redness, and scarring. They also contain esterified fatty acids which have actually been isolated and incorporated into various lotions that diminish the visibility of scars.

  • Take the banana peel and apply it to the affected area.
  • Leave for one hour or overnight.
  • Repeat daily.

 

8. They help treat migraines and headaches.

If you are looking for a natural way to treat your migraine, look no further than your fruit basket. A banana peel across the forehead and across the back of the neck can help relieve headaches! This is due to the potassium in the peel.

  • Put the banana peel in the freezer for an hour.
  • Apply one line of peel to your forehead and one to the back of your neck.
  • Leave it on until it becomes warm.
  • Repeat if you still have a headache with additional cold peels.

 

9. Meat tenderizer

To keep your steak moist and tender, add some ripe banana skin to the roasting pan. This way, you will ensure that your roast stays juicy while it’s in the oven and that it stays full of flavor. The banana peel works as a blanket for your meat — it keeps it cooking while also keeping the moisture from vaporising.

10. They help relieve itchy skin.

Banana peels are a great home remedy for itchy skin. Banana peels contain histamine, lowering nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Use a banana peel to relieve itching from poison ivy or mosquito bites.

  • Apply the banana skin to the affected area.
  • Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove and repeat to additional affected areas.

Have you used any of these tips and tricks with banana peels? Let us know in the comments below!

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