Shoe polish is full of chemicals that smell bad and can be dangerous, especially if you have small children or animals in the house. Many people are interested in using a safer alternative for polishing their leather shoes but few people realize they have everything they need in their homes already. A simple banana peel can polish shoes nicely, with no chemicals or bad smells.
Peel a banana and separate the peel into three pieces. Preferably, wait until you want to eat a banana rather than peeling one just for your shoes.
Rub your leather shoes with the inside of the banana peel. Use the same circular motions that you would use with regular shoe polish. Don't worry if it gets a little messy.
Buff the shoe with a soft cloth. An old T-shirt or dust cloth will work well. This will remove any banana that may have been left behind on the shoe.