11 smart 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.

Scroll below to know 11 smart things that you can do with the bananas.

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 caster sugar and a few drops of essential oils. You 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. In winters, use the ripe banana to massage your feel 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.

Insect repellent

Take 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 cup water and add 1 sliced banana to the solution. Mix well and spray the solution near drainage holes and garden area. Practice this for a week and you will get rid of insects and flies.

Odourless fertilizer

You will be surprised to know that banana peel is an effective fertilizer. As an odourless fertilizer it is rich in minerals and vitamins.

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