Have any leftover bananas? Why not treat your skin to homemade banana body sugar scrub. From the article “Banana Body Sugar Scrub” by Melissa Breyer, Breyer states that “banana is nourishing and moisturizing and can be used for gentle exfoliation and skin-tightening.” And, when you combine bananas with sugar, you can make your own exfoliating body scrub.


1 ripe banana

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract or your favorite essential oil (optional)

Mash ingredients together with a fork into a chunky paste. Do not overmix or it will become too watery. If you want a banana scrub for your face, reserve some of the banana and mash it separately without sugar.

In the shower, before turning the water on, slather the sugar mixture and gently massage over your body. For your face, gently massage plain banana there, avoiding the eye area.

Rinse off with warm water