Clean leather shoes with banana skin
When Frugal Grandma emailed me the other day to say that you can use a banana skin to shine leather shoes, I was chowing down on a banana and it seemed like fate. Or at least, too good an opportunity to pass up. So I gave it a go.
It’s very simple:
1. Rub the inside of the banana skin over your shoes.
2. Leave it for a minute.
3. Buff the residue away with a clean cloth.
It works better than I had thought. It isn’t sticky – and heck, banana smells better than waxy shoe polish.
How to Polish Shoes with a Banana
No shoe polish? No problem, as long as you have a banana! That's right, you can go polish your shoes with this yellow crescent of unparalleled beauty because bananas contain a key ingredient found in commercial shoe polishes - potassium.
- Peel a banana. Take the fruit out and eat it if you like, just make sure you keep the skin.
- Apply the skin. Using the inner lining of the banana skin, begin to rub it all over your shoes, just as you would if you were using polish. It may feel strange to be doing this (and it is) but don't worry, it does work.
- Buff. Once you have wiped the banana skin over the whole of both shoes, buff them up with a soft cloth.
- Admire your now clean shoes. They'll come up shiny and almost like new again: perfectly polished shoes, organic style
Conclusion: bananas are magic!