Banana Powder is rich in potassium and vitamin A. In formulations it has proven to be great for dry skin, and contains no known substance to aggravate or irritate the skin. Some users have used Banana Powder by itself as a rich, moisturizing facial mask.
Recommended Usage: The maximum quantity of powdered fruit extract should not exceed 0.5% of the total product, while in tincture form the maximum amount of fruit extract must not exceed 5%.
Note: The fruit extracts possess all the nutrients and beneficial properties of the fruit, but may or may not have the aroma of the actual fruit. Fruit extracts are meant for adding nourishing properties to the formulation and not for scenting the products.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: I purchased this after reading the reviews from others (thank you everyone -- reviews are VERY helpful when experimenting). I'm glad I did. I just did a test batch of facial scrub using NDA's facial scrub base with apricot, added some walnut husk, banana extract, lemongrass essential oil and grapeseed oil - WOW! My face felt smooth, hydrated, and exfoliated! Scrubs typically leave my face feeling tight and in need for hydration afterwards -- not this time! Didn't even reach for the face cream. This scrub gave my skin a nice peachy glow. I'll be ordering more and trying it in other skin care and hair recipes. Thanks!
Rating: I love this product. I added it to my bath tea and it created a softening milky bath that smelled like summer! Can't wait to experiment more...I have a banana witch hazel based toner on my mind.
By:Jenny, St. Johns, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Aug-2010
Rating: I use this powder in both soaps and in a face mask, and I love it.....it adds softness to the skin as well as needed nutrients. Love NDA!!!
Rating: I LOVE this extract!! I bought it a few months ago, and finally added it to a dry face mask recipe. My skin was left soft and hydrated!
By:Becky, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I use this with the Rhassoul Clay as a hair mask and it leaves my hair soooo soft and detangled!
I also use it as a face mask with very lovely results... This is a definite keeper...
By:Markiya, San Antonio, Texas
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Nov-2009
Rating: I wish I had bought more.. I put it in my shampoo and conditioner in between hair cuts and split ends just don't exist. I also added water, pure honey, and oatmeal and made an unbelievably moisturizing face mask. Such a great and versatile product.
By:Kristin, Shelby, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Sep-2009
Rating: this banana extract is soooooo yummy! It's smells just like the fruit and is creamy when mixed with liquid. I used it in a fack mask and my skin was very soft afterwards. I'm glad i found NDA!
By:Esther, Bronx, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Mar-2009
Rating: I bought this Banana fruit extract out of curiosity. It turned out to be a great decision. I used it in some of my soaps. Soap makers, this powder blends much more easily if you first add a little water and blend it into a paste before adding to a soap mixture.
As a stand-alone product, I use this (mixed with water) as a facial mask. It moisturizes and tightens the skin, leaving it soft and youthful. The same mixture, used as a hair mask, leaves the hair soft and shiny - but without all the chemicals found in most conditioners on the market.
I can see this is going to be a versatile product. Banana paste is said to be excellent in treating burns and wounds, and is also said to help prevent scar tissue from forming.
By:Benjamin, South Point, Ohio
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2009
Rating: Love it! We use banana powder in quite a few formulations from hair care, lotions, scrubs, facials etc. It was wonderful to see this listed as a regularly carried item, one I will not have to "special order" nor pay a little over double the NDA price to obtain. The quality and packaging of the banana extract is excellent. We couldn't be happier with this one. Thanks NDA
Rating: Wonderful product! I would love to see additional information of this products uses in soap, creams, scrubs, etc. Product specific usage rates and preservative suggestions would be a helpful addition to the description.
By:Karen, Spring Hill, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Dec-2007
Rating: Very nice powder texture and mixability. Provides extra softening to dry ends when mixed into a conditioner base. Excellent price for the quality/quantity.
By:Karen, Nepean, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Makes a very gentle mask on its own. A fine powder, blends easily in many preparations.
By:Erin, St. George, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This works wonderful in a facial mask on it's own or mixed with the other clays. The scent is pleasent as well.
By:Shirleen, Markham, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I use Banana Powder in my Chocolate Milk Facials, and just received the Banana Powder from New Directions. I am so impressed! First impressed with the price! Next I love the way it is packaged. Not in a plastic bag like the other company I used, but in nice plastic jars. I opened the jar and was very pleased with the fragrance, texture and all around quality of the Banana Powder. So glad I have found this product at this great company! Dorothy, North Carolina
By:Dorothy, Newton, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Jun-2006
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).