Sunday, February 19, 2012


Any the ingredient du jour is...banana!

Bananas are one of my favorite foods, and they are also great natural moisturizers. Their high water and vitamin content make them great for softening and nourishing skin. For a simple skin- and hair-softerning mask, mash half a banana with some yogurt and honey. Or pick up one of the skin care products below featuring banana as an ingredient :)

Lush Banana Moon Soap, $7.95/3.5oz.

The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner, $8 each/8.4oz.


  1. I love Burt's Bees Beeswax & Banana Hand Creme! I just bought some on sale at my local pharmacy for $5, I was super-excited :)

  2. It's so funny, I love eating bananas, but I generally don't like the scent in lotions and soaps and such. I don't know, these things are tempting me to try again!

  3. @Susan S - Awesome, thanks for sharing! I've never tried it before but I'm intrigued...

    @Sarah - Yeah, sometimes you get that super-syntehtic banana scent that's just yucky. I wonder if some of these smell more authentic because they use real banana vs. synthetic fragrances? If I try some of them and find out I will let you know!

  4. Hi, new follower here :) I've used the Burts Bees Hand Creme a few times & absolutely love it, mind you I pretty much love everything Burts Bees do and I love bananas, so it was a win win really lol :)

  5. Hey Dana, Thanks for the comment! I also love Burts Bees and bananas, so hopefully one day (when I'm no longer pinching pennies) that hand creme will be mine!