Bananas are tasty fruits that taste great in puddings, bread, and many more delicious delicacies. These fruits have uses that may surprise you.
You can use bananas to whiten teeth, fix scratched discs, for first aid, gardening purposes, skincare, and more useful things. So, follow me as I explore eight amazing things you can do with bananas.
Banana is rich in potassium and magnesium, which is readily absorbed by your teeth’s enamel. These minerals foster whitening and brighten your teeth.
After eating a banana, rub the peel on your teeth and wait 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing it off.
Fixing a scratched disc
If you have a scratched CD that won’t play properly, you can use a banana peel to smoothen the scratches. Start by rubbing the inside of the banana peel on the back of the CD in a circular motion.
You can repeat this step for a minute.
Then, wipe away the residue with a soft cloth. The wax in the banana peel will fill in scratches while protecting the plastic finish, allowing the CD to play without skips.
Making banana ice cream
You can make healthy ice cream using bananas as the star of the show. Not only is banana ice cream delicious, but it is also healthier than other alternatives. Fortunately, making ice cream with bananas is simple. First, dice your desired number of frozen bananas and pour milk into the food processor.
You can also be creative and add extra flavors like vanilla for a unique taste. Then, blend the bananas until smooth. Then, pop it back into the freezer to chill for a few hours. After a while, check the consistency to see if it’s just right, and enjoy this healthy dessert.
Gomestic Tip: When dicing the bananas, you’ll want to go with small pieces. Bananas will freeze quite hard, so larger pieces may feel a bit like ice cubes!
Banana face mask
Bananas contain powerful antioxidants which soothe and smoothen the skin. The benefits become immediately apparent when you apply bananas as a face mask, as you’ll notice supple and more hydrated skin. You can add turmeric, honey, and oats to make the remedy more potent.
Allow me to discuss my special banana and honey face mask mixture. I discovered that this combination adds more cleansing properties to the mask for cleaner and clearer skin.
To create this, I mash one banana with one teaspoon of honey to make a smooth paste. Then, I apply the paste on my face for 10 to 20 minutes and wash it off after.
Apart from this effective banana + honey facemask, you can even use banana peels for other skin applications, including:
● Brightening and moisturizing your skin.
● Reducing eye puffiness and wrinkles.
● Fading acne scars.
● Removing warts by applying a ripe banana peel to them and leaving it in place overnight.
Read more about the benefits of banana and banana oil here!
The antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties in banana peels can help relieve sunburns, rashes, and so on. Banana peels soothe splinters, rashes, and sunburns once rubbed against the area.
In addition, you can relieve headaches by placing frozen banana peels on your forehead and behind your neck.
Banana peels can also be used as natural cleaning agents to polish and clean several household items such as silverware, indoor plants, etc. So, remember this the next time you want to dispose of banana peels.
Rub the banana peels on your indoor plants, leather shoes, and silverware to give it a natural sheen. You can also use banana peels on ink stains. You’ll be surprised by the result!
You’ll love this recipe if you’re a cake lover. Banana cakes taste unique. This recipe is also quite easy to make. The main thing you have to do is slice bananas into cake barter.
You can buy cake mix if you don’t want to go through the tedious steps of making caking barter from scratch. In my opinion, slicing the bananas into thinner chunks produces a better taste.
Many gardeners recommend using banana peels in the garden because they provide many advantages you may be unaware of.
Banana peels feed the soil thanks to their high levels of calcium and magnesium, and it’s sulphur can help deter certain pests.
You can also combine banana peels with water to produce fertilizer by chopping the peel into small pieces and burying the pieces around the roots of the target plants. Bananas can also speed up composting, thanks to their high levels of potassium.
As you can see, you can use this amazing fruit for many things, such as skin care, gardening, cleaning, and many more. Bananas are nutritious and healthy, and their peels come in handy too!
Ok, I have to split (sorry that was terrible I know), but be sure to check out some of our other articles on surprising uses for everyday household things!