1: Discover 12 genius ways to use banana peels before tossing them in the trash.

2: Banana peels can polish leather shoes and silverware for a sparkling finish.

3: Repel pesky insects by rubbing banana peels on your skin or planting them in the garden.

4: Whiten teeth naturally by gently rubbing banana peels on your pearly whites.

5: Use banana peels to nourish and hydrate dry, cracked heels for soft, smooth feet.

6: Tenderize meat by wrapping it in banana peels before cooking for a juicy, flavor-packed dish.

7: Eliminate acne and reduce inflammation by applying banana peels to blemishes.

8: Compost banana peels to create nutrient-rich soil for your garden or houseplants.

9: Peel and blend banana peels with water for a natural plant fertilizer to nourish your garden.