Despite the drought and some gardeners saying that produce just didn’t set on this summer, others found tremendous success in veggie production. I saw a picture of a heapin’ pile of cucumbers recently, the final pick before the plant was ripped out of the ground as the overabundance from daily growth was becoming a nuisance.
Well I wonder if my friends knew ALL the uses suggested for cucumbers. You mean there’s more to do with cucumbers than eat them? More than putting them in salads or making pickles? More than slicing them into a pitcher of water with lime juice for a refreshing drink?
By golly, I read that rubbing a cucumber slice on a mirror will keep it from fogging. Or rub it on faucets, sinks and stainless steel for a “green” way to clean and shine. No streaks and no harm to the fingers or fingernails. And it provides a pleasant fragrance.
I’ve seen pictures of women in a spa environment with cucumber slices over their eyes. Another facial suggestion is to cut up a cucumber into boiling water and let the nutrients in the steam reduce stress with the soothing, relaxing aroma.
Here’s a great one that could definitely make cucumbers a huge marketable item if they really succeeded at this miracle . . . removing cellulite and wrinkles. Alrighty then. Who has been keeping this secret? And to think, I just threw out a cucumber that was hiding in the bottom of the veggie bin in the fridge. Maybe the mush would have even worked.
Read on. You have a job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe and watch the chemicals provide a nice shine that also repels water.
You realize you don’t have gum or a mint for that interview or for a special moment? Well take a slice of cucumber, press it to the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds to eliminate odor. Yes, the phytochemicals will kill the bacteria that causes bad breath.