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May 23, 2017

Banana Peel / Cascara de Banano


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5 Strange Uses with Banana Peel

Did you know banana is the second most eaten fruit in the world? Apples come in first place. Bananas come ready to eat, and you don’t need a knife to eat it. It comes in a protective layer, known as the peel.

I personally love bananas in smoothies. I love making smoothies every morning, and I slice it to eat in a cereal, or to make açaí bowls.

Just don’t toss away the banana peel, it can have other beneficial uses!! Either for beauty purposes, or for home use.

Let’s begin with 5 strange uses with banana peel. For all of these I recommend you use organic bananas, and bananas that are ripe with a lot of spots.

1. Clear skin
To have clear skin, just massage banana peels on your face and body for 5 minutes every day to cure pimples. The results should be visible within a week. Keep applying the peels till the acne disappears.

Dry skin: Another good use is if you have dry skin. If you have psoriasis, try rubbing the inside of a banana peel on your affected areas twice a day, and you’ll see the dry scaly skin vanish.

Itchy skin: Also if you have itchy skin. For a fast, chemical-free relief from an itchy bite, rub the inside of a banana peel against the inflamed area. This will stop the itchy skin, and promote healing.

2. White teeth
To get pearly whites rub a banana peel on your teeth for about two minutes, and leave the paste for about ten. When you’re done, brush your teeth (I love using bamboo toothbrush) with toothpaste to remove the residue.

Another way is to simply rub the inner white side of a peel against your freshly brushed teeth for about 1 to 2 minutes every day.

3. Shiny shoes
Make those shoes look like new again. 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. Plus, the banana’s natural oils soak into the shoe fabric which helps make your shoes last longer!

4. Use in compost
Think about your garden. Banana peels break down quickly and add lots of nutrients to the soil for your flower and vegetable garden. Peels add potassium and phosphorus to compost for overall plant health when incorporated into garden soil.

5. Stop a scratched CD or DVD from skipping
If your favorite disc just won’t play smoothly, fix it with a banana peel. What you have to do is rub the back of the disc in a gentle circular motion with the inside of the peel. Wipe off any residue with a soft cloth, then lightly spray the disc with glass cleaner and buff it until it looks clean. The wax in the peel will fill in scratches without harming the plastic finish, so the disc can play.

EXTRA – Banana Tea
Did you know you can also make banana tea? Steep the banana peels in filtered water over low heat for 10 minutes with cinnamon. Make sure they are organic so that you’re not drinking pesticides. The skins are super rich in magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants that will aide to calm down your nervous system. Really useful if you’re having trouble to sleep. Sweeten if you like with cane sugar, agave, or maple syrup. The banana flavor is really subtle. Fantastic even for kids!

Have you tried any, or will you be trying any of these banana peel uses? Let me know what you think! You can leave me a comment in the area below! Until next time :))

5 Strange Uses with Banana Peel video:

5 Usos Raros con la Cascara de Banano

¿Sabías que los bananos es la segunda fruta más comida en el mundo? Las manzanas tienen el primer lugar. Los bananos ya vienen listos para comer, y no necesitas un cuchillo para comerlo. Ya viene en una capa protegido, conocido como la cascara.

Personalmente me encantan los bananos en batidos. Me encanta hacer batidos cada mañana, y lo corto en pedacitos para comerlo ya sea en cereal, o prepararme un tazón de açaí.

¡No te deshagas de la cascara de banano, también puede tener unos usos beneficiosos! Ya sea para usos de belleza, o para uso del hogar.

Vamos a comentar con 5 usos raros con la cascara de banano. Para todos estos te recomiendo que uses bananas orgánicas, y bananos maduros con puntitos.

1. Linda Piel
Para tener piel linda, solo hazte un masaje con la cascara de banano en tu cara o cuerpo por 5 minutos todos los días para no tener espinillas. Los resultados deberían de ser visibles en una semana. Te lo sigues aplicando hasta que el acné desaparezca.

Piel seca: Otro buen uso es si tu piel está seca. Si en caso tienes psoriasis, trata de frotar la parte interior de una cascara de banano en la área afectada dos veces al día, y te darás cuenta que la piel seca ya no es un problema.

Piel que pica: También si tienes piel que pica. Para una forma rápida, sin químicos de una roncha que pique, frota el interior de la cascara de banano en el área inflamada. Esto hará parar la picazón, y promover sanación.

2. Dientes blancos
Para tener dientes blancos frota la cascara de banano en tus dientes como por dos minutos, y deja la pastita como por diez. Cuando termines, cepilla tus dientes (a mi me encanta usar cepillo de dientes de bamboo)con pasta de dientes para remover cualquier residuo.

Otra forma es que simplemente frota el interior de la cascara del lado blanco en tus dientes recién cepillados como por 1 o 2 minutos todos los días.

3. Zapatos con brillo
Has que tus zapatos se miren como nuevos otra vez. Simplemente frota tu zapato con el interior de una cascara. Cuando termines, tienes que pulir los zapatos con una toalla suave. Los bananos están llenos de potasio, lo cual es algo que también tiene el lustre de zapatos. ¡Incluso, los aceites naturales del banano se penetran en el material de zapato lo cual ayuda que los zapatos tarden mucho más!

4. Úsalo de abono
Piensa en tu jardín. Las cascaras de plátano se desintegran rápidamente y agreda muchos nutrientes a la tierra para tu jardín de flores o vegetales. Las cascaras agregan potasio y fósforo al compost para el bienestar de tus plantas cuando se incorporan en el suelo del jardín.

5. Arregla tu CD o DVD
Si tu disco favorito no se escucha bien, arréglalo con la cascara de banano. Lo que tienes hacer es frotar la parte posterior del disco en un suave movimiento circular con el interior de la casara. Limpia cualquier residuo con una toalla suave, luego rosea ligeramente el disco con limpiado de vidrio y pule hasta que quede limpio. La cera en la cascara llenara rasguños sin dañar el plástico.

EXTRA – Té de banano
¿Sabías que también puedes hacer té de plátano? Hierve la cascara de plátano en agua filtrada a fuego lento durante 10 minutos con canela. Asegúrese de que sean orgánicos para que no vayas a tomar pesticidas. Las pieles son súper ricas en magnesio y potasio, antioxidantes y calma tu sistema nervioso. Muy útil si tienes problemas para dormir. Endulza si te gusta con azúcar de caña, agave o miel de arce. El sabor del plátano es muy sutil. ¡Incluso es fantástico para los niños!

¿Has tratado alguno, o intentarás cualquiera de estos usos con la cáscara de banano? ¡Déjame saber lo que piensas! ¡Puedes dejarme un comentario aquí abajo! Hasta la próxima vez :))

Video 5 usos extraños con la piel de Banano:

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19 Comments

  • Reply Kaylee May 25, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I had heard about using a banana peel to help whiten teeth but had no idea you could use a banana to help clear your skin. That's such an awesome trick/tip.

  • Reply Lady May 25, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    I have never heard of using a peel to help with scratched DVD's! I am going to try this!

  • Reply Michele May 25, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I am one of the many people that have at least one banana a day. I had no idea about ANY of these ways to use a banana peel. I will definitely have to use the one for clear skin and to whiten teeth. Thanks for sharing! This was a great read.

  • Reply justine @ sunnyinjune.com May 25, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    interesting! i've never heard of some of these! i did use the banana peel as a "polish" on my boots one fall (life hack i saw on pinterest!) and it worked for a little bit! then the band dried and my shoes looked normal and scuffed again!
    have you tried it??

  • Reply Linda Luke May 25, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    This is amazing. I eat a banana a day and just throw away the peels. Not any more…

  • Reply Nicola - Pink Recipe Box May 25, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I've heard of all of these, but not banana tea!! I've got to give that a try.

  • Reply hal bloss May 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    i have never in my life heard of banana tea either – sounds yummy though!

  • Reply Brit Strawbridge May 25, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    What a great post!! My husbands spends a a lot of time polishing his shoes – I will have to let him know about this!

  • Reply Tessa May 25, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Great Post!!! Wouldn't have thought to use banana's for uses like these!!!

  • Reply Lynn White May 25, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    WOW! Who knew? The only thing I do with a banana peel is throw it out! I'm going to have to try some of these!

  • Reply Christina Snyder May 25, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    So many great tips. What makes the banana peel whiten your teeth?

    And banana tea?!?! I need this in my life. I'll be trying this after my grocery run friday and I'll make sure to tag you in my post 😀

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  • Reply Jia May 25, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Love this! I had no idea you could use them for teeth whitening, definitely gonna give that a try! I discovered that you could use them to get rid of mosquito bites while I was traveling in South America, it's one of the best tricks I've ever learned. 🙂

  • Reply Kaitlin Cuevas May 25, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    What a FUN and interesting post! I'm going to have to try to trick for whitening teeth!

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  • Reply Kristen Grace May 25, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    white teeth and clear skin?! what?! I've never heard of this before! I cannot wait to try!

  • Reply Casey Cromwell May 26, 2017 at 12:56 am

    I ever knew it was so good for your skin; I'll def have to try!

  • Reply Sharon May 26, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Oh cool!! I love these tips, especially about using them to whiten teeth. Can't wait to try it out!

  • Reply Ashley May 26, 2017 at 1:20 am

    This is amazing!! I never knew any of these!! So excited to give them a try!

  • Reply Marissa Pedersen May 26, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    That's awesome! I've never heard of any of these uses before.

  • Reply Nasrin Photography June 6, 2017 at 11:50 am

    It is really cool and dandy! 1st time i hear this.

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