Bananas are one of the healthiest and most refreshing fruits readily available at your local grocery store. They are one of the best sources of potassium and also help produce serotonin, a chemical that has a positive effect on your emotions. Imagine what banana essential oil could do for you!
While eating a banana is certainly delicious, I personally love the way they smell. Smelling a banana takes me away from my city life and onto a tropical beach with wild banana trees and crashing waves. While all three of my kids happen to love bananas, you might not be so lucky. It’s going to be OK though, because you can always pick up some banana essential oil to fill that void!
Just to be clear, “banana essential oil” is really just a fragrance oil. You can’t extract banana oils through steam distillation like other oils. Keep that in mind when mixing things with banana oil.
Banana oil is a fragrance oil that can be produced partially from bananas or entirely from synthetic materials. It is one of the more common fragrance oils and is readily available wherever you buy your oils. We will include a link to this product on Amazon at the bottom of this page if you have trouble finding it.
Banana oil is a fragrance oil that can be produced partially from bananas or entirely from synthetics. It is one of the more common fragrance oils and is readily available wherever you buy your oils. We will include a link to this product on Amazon at the bottom of this page if you have trouble finding it.
How to Make it at Home
Banana oil cannot be made entirely from bananas and is therefore very difficult to make at home. It can be made from half actual banana and half synthetic, but it cannot be made from 100% banana. Unless you have the equipment to create synthetic essential oils at home, then you will probably have to go out and purchase this one.
What Are Some Uses of Banana Essential Oil ?
- I use banana for a variety of different body products. You can find it in almost all of my soaps, lotions, and other skin care products. It helps restore the normal PH level of your skin while soothing and moisturizing any cracks or chapped skin.
- While I don’t suggest that you use it alone as sun block, it does naturally provide some protection against the sun and the darkness/dryness that it can cause. I like to add it to my sunblocks for added protection and a great scent
- Lip balm is another great use for banana essential oil. Most people love the taste of bananas, so they like that taste on their lips. Lip balm is easy to make if you have access to beeswax and a few other natural ingredients.
- Banana fragrance is also common is body sprays, because tropical scents are very common scents for body sprays. You might also find banana fragrance in perfumes and other scented products.
- I also love to throw this in the bubble baths that I make for the kiddos. Banana is one of those scents that you can pick out of a crowd and kids love that kind of thing.
- Because this oil is high in vitamin C and antioxidants, I also use it in hair care and styling products. It is great for dry and frizzy hair or hair that is hard to manage. The oil helps maintain your scalp’s health and will do wonders if you have trouble with dandruff. Not to mention, it will give your hair an amazing tropical scent!
I have not seen this for myself, but many believe that it also helps with hair growth by making the roots stronger and encouraging more growth.
What Does Banana Mix Well With?
This is one of my personal favorite essential oils and I don’t know if I would survive without it. If I am using any tropically scented fragrance oil, I always add a splash of banana to take it to the next level. My thoughts are that you should take advantage of what you have, and banana is about as tropical as it can get.
Here are a few fragrances I blend it with:
- Kaffir lime
For those of you that are looking to mix this fragrance with other tropical options, we suggest that you check out this tropical fragrance oil set. It has everything that you might want if you want to create a tropical scent.
Did You Know?
- The scientific name for banana, musa sapientum, translates to “fruit of the wise men”.
- Banana’s float in water, which isn’t the case with most other fruits.
- Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs show humans eating bananas thousands of years ago.
- Some cultures used the fiber in bananas to create fabric and even paper. This is especially common in Japan.
- Banana’s ripen significantly faster when they are still attached to the bunch.
- In the US, Hawaii is the only place where bananas are grown commercially.
- Most of the bananas consumed in the US are imported from Latin and South America.
- The banana’s you buy from the store have been bred for hundreds of years to almost completely remove seeds from the fruit.
- Bananas grow upside down and grow towards the sun, causing them to curve.
- China passed a law in 2016 that bans people from “seductively eating bananas” online. This is part of the country’s web censorship laws.
- Bananas are Walmart’s tops seller. They sell more banana than any other item in the store.
- There is no such thing as a banana tree. This fruit actually grows on the largest herb.
A Few Precautions
Since we know that banana oil is always at least partially synthetic, make sure that you are not ingesting or taking this essential oil orally for any reason. This product is designed for scent only, so make sure that you keep that in mind. Of course, you can also dilute banana oil and use it topically as well.
What do you use banana essential oil for? I would love to hear if I am missing out on anything awesome!