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Banana Body Sugar Scrub

Banana Body Sugar Scrub

Too many bananas in the fruit bowl? Skip the banana bread and feed your skin instead with this luxuriant yet simple homemade banana body sugar scrub.

Bananas are a natural for body care. Their creamy pulp is luscious and soothing, and works well as a carrier for other ingredients. Banana is nourishing and moisturizing and can be used for gentle exfoliation and skin-tightening.

In this simple formula, bananas and sugar are combined for a wonderfully aromatic and gently exfoliating body scrub.

1 ripe banana
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
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.

Read more: Beauty, Bath & Shower, Skin Care

By Melissa Breyer, Senior Producer, Care2 Green Living

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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8:35PM PDT on Jun 29, 2014

Thanks for sharing

8:04AM PST on Feb 25, 2014

oo i love this im going to try it!

8:12AM PST on Feb 13, 2014


7:31PM PDT on Oct 24, 2013

Worth trying. Thanks.

11:11PM PDT on May 7, 2013

Def will be trying this scrub! Thanks 4 the recipe!

5:19PM PDT on Mar 28, 2013


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8:30PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012


8:22PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Does it need to be refrigerated? Sounds super yummy, but not if i have to keep in fridge.

8:15AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012


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