Banana Oil – Homemade Skin Care

Banana oil offers numerous benefits. Its sweet fruity fragrance is used in various ways. It is found in soaps, lotions, creams, candles, paints, potpourri, shampoos, conditioners, foods, and perfumes. It is used to soften leather, make rayon fabrics, make penicillin, and for aromatherapy benefits. Banana oil can be natural or synthetic. There is a slight difference between the two. The natural version has a rich, sweet and fruity aroma, while the synthetic version is lighter.

What is banana oil and where does it come from? It is a colorless liquid compound formed from isoamyl alcohol and acetic acid. Its chemical compound name is isoamyl acetate. It is made naturally from the banana plant or synthetically. Some mistake the banana plant for a tree due to its large size. Its main stem can grow about six meters tall with large leaves. It thrives in warm, sunny conditions producing bunches or bunches of bananas.

Banana oil offers numerous healthy benefits for the skin. Whether you have itchy dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, poison ivy, fine lines, or wrinkles, you can benefit from this oil. Antibacterial properties help relieve acne. Pimples or blemishes can heal more quickly. The spread of bacteria is reduced helping to get rid of blackheads. The vitamin and mineral content has soothing antioxidant benefits for psoriasis and eczema. The anti-inflammatory properties soothe itchy dry skin, like poison ivy. Increases collagen levels and increases skin circulation fighting fine lines and wrinkles. With the benefits of vitamin C and detoxifying properties, it helps to provide an overall, youthful, fresh and bright appearance.

This oil not only helps a variety of skin conditions, it is healthy for the hair and scalp. Provides shine, elasticity and prevents split ends. Moisture is added to the hair and scalp reducing dryness and flaking. Helps eliminate dandruff. In general, its vitamins, minerals and nutrients provide smooth and beautiful hair with better scalp conditions. This oil is found in commercial and homemade shampoos.


If you like making homemade soap, try adding a little banana oil to your homemade soap recipes. A little goes a long way, so be careful not to overuse it. Your soaps can have a luxurious, sweet banana scent. The synthetic version is less expensive to make batches of soap. You can use the natural version, but it will be more expensive.

Use this oil to make homemade lip balms. The sweet taste of bananas is very attractive to many people. Homemade lip balms can soothe dry, chapped and chapped lips. Their small size makes them practical to take anywhere. You can have soft, hydrated and calm lips with a hint of banana flavor.

Use banana oil in a homemade lotion or cream. It is found in many commercial tanning products. Its antioxidant benefits help protect against environmental pollutants, which can damage the skin. The skin can be hydrated, smoothed and protected with banana oil.

Written by Susan Katchur

September 7, 2020
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