Compost cosmetics

Rotten bananas become the fountain of youth.

Compost serves many purposes in the garden, but does it also have invisible healing weaved into it’s makeup? From working on an organic farm, I never thought I’d say that turning rotting vegetables gave me a rejeuvinating rosy hue to my cheeks that go beyond your over the counter blush. They say that sticking your hands in the soil triggers an oxytocin response, similar to the feeling right after giving birth. I don’t know what the latter feels like, but I assume it’s a rush of endorphins. The practice of composting encourages physical movement and some focus, but the sublte benefits promote health and just like the sudden microbiodiversity that happens in the compost pile, a sudden boost of energy makes my skin wake up everytime I go out to make or turn the compost pile.