“1. Fat busting: Do you ever wonder why women put cucumbers on their eyes to relieve puffiness? The photochemical in cucumbers makes the collagen in your skin tighten, thus the lack of puffiness. Did you know that you can rub a cucumber on a problematic spot of cellulite anywhere on your body to lessen the visibility of it? Did you also know that it has the same effect on wrinkles? Wow, it makes purchasing those fifty dollar creams seem a little silly, doesn’t it? You can also rub a little bit under your kiddo’s eyes after a long bout of crying to avoid that puffy ‘I cried for an hour straight’ look.
2. Defogger: Do you get annoyed when you get out of the shower and you
have to fight the fog on the mirror? Who has time for that when the
kids will be awake at any moment? Try rubbing a slice of cucumber on the
mirror before you hop in and not only will you get a fog-free mirror,
but you’ll have a nice smell that will boost your mood.
Headaches: If you suffer from headaches from chasing your babies all
day, or had a little too much wine with dinner and want to avoid a
hangover, eat half of a cucumber before bed. Cucumbers are high in B
vitamins, sugar, and electrolytes, and they replenish the nutrients
missing in your body to help you avoid a hang over or to beat that
headache that’s been threatening to take over.
replacement: Did you know you can get rid of a squeak by rubbing a
cucumber on the hinge? Wow, now you don’t have to tear your garage apart
looking for that little can with the red straw, and the baby won’t wake
up when you slowly open the nursery door to check on him.
Crayon on the walls: Take an unpeeled cucumber and rub the crayon off of
the walls in the event that your kiddo left you some art. You can also
use this technique to erase a pen mistake.
killer: Take a slice of cucumber and put it on the roof of your mouth.
Hold it there with your tongue for 30 seconds. The photochemical that
you love for cellulite and puff reduction will also kill the bacteria
that is causing your bad breath.
7. Tarnish remover: If you’re
finding tarnish on your stainless steel kitchen faucets and appliances?
Rub it off with a cucumber slice. Not only will it remove years of
tarnish, it will leave it streak free and your hands will thank you, and
your kids won’t be put at risk from a dangerous chemical.
Energy booster: If you’re feeling tired in the afternoon, don’t give
Starbucks your five bucks. Instead, grab a cucumber. There are just
enough carbohydrates and B vitamins to give you a longer-lasting and
healthier boost of energy than soda, coffee, or those health hazard
9. Munchy madness: Did you know that European
trappers ate cucumbers for energy and to keep from starving to death? If
those big burly manly men can eat a cucumber to keep from starving, you
can eat one as a healthy choice when the munchies hit. Slice some up
and take them in a small plastic container to the movies if your theater
doesn’t offer healthy alternatives to munching on butter soaked
10. Frugal facial: Slice up a cucumber and boil it in
a pot of water. The chemicals inside of the cucumber will mix with the
steam. Remove the pot from heat and lean over it, letting the steam hit
you. Your skin will be more radiant and healthy, and you will feel
relaxed and rejuvenated.
11. Shoe polish: Cut a slice off of
your cucumber and rub it on your shoe. It will not only shine it up, but
it will repel water.
12. Pest control: Put three or four
slices of cucumber in a small pie tin and place them in your garden. The
chemicals in the cucumber have a reaction that pests hate. You won’t
smell it, but it will drive them from your garden all year long. Replace
13. Sunburn: Sometimes sun block doesn’t
always protect your little ones from sunburn. If you have burnt little
kiddos you don’t have any aloe, rub some cucumber on them. Many doctors
even use cucumber to treat patients with irritated skin and sunburns.
14. Blood pressure: Cucumber has been long used to treat high blood
pressure. If you have it, add cucumbers to your daily diet. There is
also ongoing research into the use of cucumbers for lowering
15. Constipation remedy: The seeds of a cucumber
are a diuretic. If you’re constipated, try eating a cucumber. If you
suffer from chronic constipation, add cucumber to your daily diet.”