Here’s How to Polish Your Shoes with a Banana Peel

Bananas: peanut butter’s BFF, a necessary addition to any smoothie and an all-natural shoe polish. Wait, what? Yep, it turns out banana peels are great for making your shoes look shiny and new again.

What You Need:

  • 1 not-quite-ripe banana
  • A soft cloth
  • Leather or faux-leather shoes

How to Polish Your Shoes with a Banana Peel:

Step 1: Peel the banana, set the peel aside and enjoy a nice snack before you start buffing.

Step 2: Rub the inside of the peel on your shoes and watch as the scuffs disappear.

Step 3: Use a soft cloth to remove any residue. Now you’re ready to hit the town in your fruity fresh shoes.

Additional Reporting by Abby Hepworth

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