Editor's Note: We know nothing about making a commercial shoe polish or floor polish from banana peels or leaves. Sorry.
Add the banana peel with the hair dye. (09/07/2007)
Banana and other fruits or vegetables are really rich in vitamins and minerals. And they contain what we call essential oils.
Going back to your basic organic chemistry. They contain organic substances known as esters.(search google as web search engine, use keyword esters. There you would fine the complete explanation about esters and ethyl) It is similar to the term fats and oils, there are good fats and oils and bad fats and oil.
Going back to your banana peel. The peel or skin gets its natural color from the sun and soil minerals producing natural skin oil like your skin. This essential oil is called in science as ethyl buterate, like your ethyl alcohol made from sugar cane (hydroxy groups) another is distillation process see also distillation keyword and essential oils.
One could synthesize oils and flavoring from just about any fruits, trees, or even leaves. There are boundless resources and derivatives in nature that already been discovered yet undisclosed to us in public. Source Naturally Occurring substance. See also National Geographic and Discovery Channel and Wonders of science and the Scientific world. See also encyclopaedia. Ok. Average_avg-widgets (03/15/2008)
I heard it's tannin. (01/10/2009)
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