Banana oil offers numerous benefits. It’s sweet fruity fragrance is used a variety of ways. It’s found in soaps, lotions, creams, candles, paints, potpourri, shampoos, conditioners, foods and perfumes. It’s used to soften leather, make rayon fabric, 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, fruity scent while the synthetic version is lighter.
What is banana oil and where does it come from? It’s a colorless liquid compound formed from isoamyl alcohol and acetic acid. It’s chemical compound name is isoamyl acetate. It’s made either naturally from the banana plant or synthetically. Some mistaken the banana plant for a tree due to its large size. It’s main stem can grow about twenty feet tall with large leaves. It thrives in hot and sunny conditions producing bunches or clusters of bananas.
This oil not only helps a variety of skin conditions, it’s healthy for the hair and scalp. It adds shine, elasticity and prevents split ends. Moisture is added to the hair and scalp reducing dryness and flakiness. It helps get rid of dandruff. Overall, its vitamins, minerals and nutrients provide for soft and beautiful hair with improved scalp conditions. This oil is found in commercial and homemade shampoo.
HOMEMADE SKIN CARE
If you enjoy making homemade soap try adding some banana oil to your homemade soap recipes. A little goes a long way, so be careful to not over use. Your soaps can have a luxurious, sweet, banana scent. The synthetic version is less expensive for making soap batches. You can use the natural version, but it will be more costly.
Use banana oil in a homemade lotion or cream. It’s found in many commercial suntan products. It’s antioxidants benefits help protect against environmental pollutants, that can be damaging to the skin. Skin can be moisturized, soft and protected with banana oil.