Uses for Banana Peels

Banana peels have many uses around the house, in addition to their usefulness in the garden, from cleaning to home remedies. This is a guide about uses for banana peels.
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January 30, 2017 Flag

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Bananas are not only a quick snack, they can also clean your shoes in a second. Learn how to use banana peels for cleaning shoes in this guide.

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February 9, 2006 Flag

To get rid of a headache, place half of a banana peel across your forehead/temples and the other half, press against the back of your neck. Lay back and relax and watch your headache disappear!

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Sounds pretty good!

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June 8, 2008 Flag

Fire ants! How I hate the buggers! I found if you immediately rub the inside of a banana peel on the bites, they won't form the little pustules or even itch! This has worked every time, even on my grandbaby!

By Linda from Saratoga, AR

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June 9, 20080 found this helpful

Also tea tree oil works great-just rub a dab on the bite as soon as possible and it will take the pain away.

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January 16, 2014 Flag

A yellow banana peel.

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This guide is about garden uses for banana peels. Besides being a good addition to the compost pile, these peelings can be an excellent fertilizer for some plants.

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August 11, 2009 Flag

What are some uses for banana peels?

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August 12, 20090 found this helpful

Put them under the feet of someone you don't like, just kidding, lol. I really don't know. I just throw them out.

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August 12, 20090 found this helpful

Rose plants love chopped banana peels. My dad used to rub the inside of the peel over his leather shoes to shine them.

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August 13, 20090 found this helpful

Every time you eat a banana, leave its peel out to dry overnight. Rub the inside of the peel against the surface of leather. Follow up and buff and polish leather with the outside of the peel.

The banana peel contains 30 to 40 percent tannin, the stuff used in leather cleaning products. When dried, the peel makes a natural leather cleaner. The outside of the peel contains wax, so it gives the leather a shiny topcoat.

From the book "Urawaza," by Lisa Katayama

Urawaza is a Japanese word for household tips and tricks.

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August 13, 20090 found this helpful

FIRE ANTS! Rub the inside of a banana peel on the bites -- stops the burning, stops the itching, and the little blisters will not form. You will not know you got into those sorry suckers!

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August 13, 20090 found this helpful

Yes, rose bushes, just bury then in the soil around the base. I would think the whole garden could use them. Just make sure it's completely covered, the dirt and watering will break it down.

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August 14, 20090 found this helpful

Add them to your compost pile. Worms love bananas and/or banana peels, and they aerate the soil and provide wonderful castings that plants love. You'll be surprised how wonderfully your garden responds.

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February 18, 2011 Flag

How do I make a sheet of paper using banana peel?

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Banana paper is made from the stalks and leaves of the banana plant. If you want to make it from banana peels, you would probably have to dry out the peels first. Here are instructions for making banana paper using stalks and leaves.

http://www.ehow  anana-paper.html

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November 26, 2009 Flag

What are the ingredients and procedures to use banana peelings as a floor wax?

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