3 simple home uses for leftover banana peels

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.

– Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

Banana peel is rich in potassium and loads of other nutrients. It’s eaten all over the world, too. If the stringy texture and difficult taste don’t appeal to you, though, try using your leftover banana peels  in your home instead…

1. Silverware: if you have silverwear that you want to clean naturally, simply rub the peel directly onto the silver. They’ll look like new straight away.

2. House plants: if your plants have a habit of gathering dust or looking a bit dull, gently rub the soft inside of a banana peel against them once a week. They’ll be shiny and dust-free, and the peel will make your house smell lovely.

3. Candle wax: if you’ve got candle wax stuck to a glass table, rub banana peel on it. The wax will soften, and you’ll be able to wipe it off  with ease.

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Want to find out more?

Check out the sources we used to compile this list:

What Are the Benefits of Eating Banana Peels?

How To Polish Silver With Bananas

How to Make House Plant Leaves Shiny

Clean Your Home With Banana Peels