R and R (Repurpose/Reuse): Mio Water Flavor Enhancing Bottles

SO MANY USES for the water flavor enhancer bottles.  Small and compact. Doesn’t spill.




WAIT!….before you toss that banana peel…

The banana peel, like coffee grounds, tea leaves, and orange peels has a lot of beneficial qualities that’ll make you think twice the next time you toss it in the trash. We’ve gathered just a few of the best banana peel uses for you to try:



Teeth Whitener:    

Rub the inside of your banana peel on your teeth to whiten them. Apparently, the manganese, magnesium and potassium helps whiten the enamel of your teeth. 


Shoe Polish:

Did you know banana peels  on the inside) make a great shoe polish?   Just rub it around your shoe and then buff it with a white cloth.


Wart Cure:

                                                      It only takes 1-2 weeks to                                                        remove a wart with a banana peel


Silverware Polish:

Blend banana peel with water                     and use on your silver to take                         the polish off with a soft cloth



Itch Soother:

Banana peels can help relieve bug bites and poison ivy. It won’t remove the oils that cause the itching but it’ll soothe the bite or rash altogether.




Aphid Control:

Aphids don’t like banana peels. If you bury some around your roses or other plants aphids love (like cauliflower), you’ll deter them from coming around. Or, try this garlic/banana peel spray for aphids.



Banana peels rubbed on your acne             will help in the acne curing process.




Splinter Removal:

Banana peels help ease splinters out of your skin. Place banana peel on a splinter with athletic tape for a while and then try to ease the splinter out.


Were any of these NEW to you?  Which ones have you tried?                              DO YOU HAVE ANY BANANA PEEL HACKS?                                                              Please share them with us.

wp-icon Continue reading