Banana Peel For Mosquito Bites: 3 Ways To Use The Discarded Peel

Banana peel is rich in anti-inflammatory properties which can soothe the bumps and itchy skin caused due to a mosquito bite.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarPublished at: Mar 03, 2020Updated at: Mar 03, 2020
Banana Peel For Mosquito Bites: 3 Ways To Use The Discarded Peel

During seasonal transitions, mosquitoes are highly active. In the breeding season, these multiply increasing the danger level. Some people are more susceptible to mosquito and insect bites. The uncontrollable itchiness and red bumps on the skin are extremely irritating. If you are someone who frequently gets attacked by these bugs but don’t want to use the chemical mosquito-repellant formulas, we have a natural remedy for you- Banana peel. Yes. You can use the discarded banana peel to soothe the itching mosquito bites. Here are 3 ways to use banana peel for mosquito bites.

Method 1: Banana peel, rose water and ice

The anti-inflammatory properties of banana peel help in reducing the red bump caused after the bite. Rosewater, on the other hand, has great cooling & soothing properties which allow faster healing. Ice helps in pain reduction.

How to make:

  • Take a banana peel, scrap its fibers and collect them in a bowl.
  • Mash the peel fibers.
  • Now add rose water to this mix.
  • Blend the mixture to create a thick mask-like consistency.
  • Now, apply this paste on the areas bitten by the mosquito.
  • Now, keep some ice cubes in a clean cotton cloth and tie it.
  • Place this on the areas where you have applied the paste.
  • Do this every 15 minutes.
  • Wash the area and pat dry.

Method 2: Banana peel and glycerin

As mentioned earlier, banana peel carries inflammation while glycerin has amazing moisturizing properties. Together, these not only compress the bumps but also moisturize the skin to allow faster healing.

banana paste

How to make:

  • In a bowl, scrape the fibers of the banana peel and collect them in a small bowl.
  • Mash the peels well or blend them in a blender to get an even, thick consistency.
  • Add a few drops of glycerin to the mash and mix it well again.
  • Apply this paste on the mosquito bites and itchy bumps.
  • Keep this for 25-30 minutes or until dry.
  • Now, wash it off with cold water.
  • Pat dry the skin with a soft towel.
  • If you are a daily sufferer of mosquito bites, apply this pack either daily or as you get the bite.

Method 3: Banana peel mask with cucumber

Lastly, banana peel and cucumber is a fine combination to aid mosquito bites. The soothing effects of cucumber combined with anti-inflammatory properties of banana peel help in compressing the itchy bump and soothing the itchiness. Here’s how to make this banana peel and cucumber pack.

peeling mask

How to make:

  • In a bowl, scrape the fibers of the banana peel and collect them in a small bowl.
  • Mash the peels well or blend them in a blender to get an even, thick consistency.
  • Add cucumber to the paste and blend again to form a smooth paste.
  • Apply this soothing skin mask to the affected areas and keep it for 25-30 minutes or until dry.
  • After that, wash it off with running or cold water.
  • Don’t rub but pat dry using a clean towel to not irritate the skin.

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