http://hurryup1.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/banana-peel1.jpgWhen most people think of an empty banana peel, the first thing they think of is a clown slipping and falling on one. However, Re-Nest.com lists several more ways that the empty peels can be used. The list below shows 7 Alternative uses for those slippery little devils.

1. Help Your Garden Grow: Bananas are naturally high in potassium and encourages plant growth. Use banana peel or puree entire banana and bury with soil.

2. Shoe Polish: Use the peel to make your kicks nice and shiney.

3. Stop the Itch: Rub the inside of a banana peel on a bug bite helps itch relief.

4. Pain Reliever: The oil in a banana peel will help relieve the pain from burns and scratches.

5. Wart Removal: Tape a piece of banana peel on a wart, continue until it’s gone.

6. Make Houseplants Gleam: Just like peels can shine shoes, they can also be used to make the leaves of plants shine.

7. Removing Splinters: Similar to wart removal, tape a piece of the peel over the splinter. The enzymes will help dislodge the splinter and heal the wound.

7 Ways to Reuse a Banana Peel via [Re-Nest]

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