Nourishing Banana Face Cream

Nourishing Banana Face Cream @ NancyC

One of the things I love about this DIY face cream is that it’s so simple and easy–and has just 2 ingredients that just about everyone has on hand–a banana and some milk! I found 510skQgPAgL._SX348_BO1,204,203,200_this recipe in my review copy of The Complete Guide to Natural Homemade Beauty Products and Treatments (Robert Rose, softcover). This book includes 175 easy-to-follow recipes for a variety of skin and hair care items. And all the ingredients in these recipes are chemical-free, using natural ingredients like aromatic and medicinal plants, flowers, fruits, and essential oils. For example, there’s a Rejuvenating Bath recipe that includes dried sage, thyme, and eucalyptus leaves, along with patchouli and sandalwood essential oils. And a Lemon Hand Cream that’s made with shea butter, apricot kernel oil, castor oil, and lemon essential oil.

I decided to try the Nourishing Banana Cream for the face because it was such a simple recipe that we all could try without having to buy any special ingredients. This is actually more like a mask than a cream, because you just keep it on for 3 to 4 minutes. It really does make your skin feel nice and soft after you wash it off–it felt so refreshing, too! If your skin is dry, you’ll probably want to apply your regular moisturizer after you rinse this banana face cream off.

Here’s what the book says about bananas: Bananas are good for beauty, both inside and out. They contain a host of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, vitamins A, C, and E and potassium. So pamper your face and try this out when you get a chance! 🙂

NOURISHING BANANA CREAM from Natural Homemade Beauty Products and Treatments

Makes 1 application – works best for normal skin

  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 3 Tablespoons milk

Slice banana. In a small bowl and using a fork, mash banana with milk to form a paste (I actually found it easier to mash by putting the ingredients in a baggie and mashing it with my hands)

Using fingers, spread banana mixture over face and neck. Let stand on skin for 3 to 4 minutes.

Rinse off banana mixture with lukewarm water. Gently pat face and neck dry with a towel.

Isn’t that easy? I used a medium-size banana and it made plenty of “cream” to apply; in fact, I had some extra. So I saved the rest and used it in a smoothie!

Have you made any DIY beauty products with simple, natural ingredients?

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15 thoughts on “Nourishing Banana Face Cream

  1. Life Diet Health

    Oh Nancy! This is gorgeous… I think I’d have a problem not licking it off my face though! 😛 The book sounds lovely but I just did a quick search and it’s not (yet) available in UK. 😦 Avocado is another great one for the face, cucumber for tired eyes and lemon juice is a great natural hair lightener! 🙂 What else in the book takes your fancy?


    1. nancyc Post author

      Sorry to hear it’s not available to you! 😦 I will have to try your avocado, cucumber, and lemon tips! There is a cocoa butter lip gloss in the book I also want to try sometime and has just 2 ingredients– 2 Tbsp of cocoa butter and 1/2 tsp grated raw beeswax. I love those simple recipes!

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  2. Shari

    I had no idea bananas were good for your skin! I love that this is so simple with just 2 ingredients. I really like using natural products so this book looks very interesting to me. You’ll have to share more of the recipes with us, Nancy. Thanks for this one!


  3. theblondelawyersite

    I love the sound of this homemade mask! It seems like it would leave your skin feeling extremely smooth. I have to try it! 🙂



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