Five Weird Uses for Cucumbers

IMG_0896It’s “Super Cuke!” With all its vitamins and minerals and 95% water, it is one of the healthiest summer foods you can get fresh. Cucumbers also have many medicinal and beautifying qualities along with being good for you.

If your bin is full of cucumbers and you don’t know what to do with them, you may be surprised to know they have many other weird uses beside.

Eliminate Fog from Bathroom Mirror – Rub a sliced cucumber along the mirror and you will find the fog gone. Plus, it emits a soothing fragrance while showering or bathing.

Clean Your Stainless Steel – Raw cucumber rubbed on the surface of stainless steel will not only remove tarnish, but it also brings back the shine. It won’t leave streaks and won’t harm your hands. In fact, it will actually help your hands and fingernails from the magnesium, potassium and silicon minerals in the fruit.

Fix a Squeaky Hinge – If you’re out of WD-40, try using a slice of cucumber peel. Works wonders.

Shine Your Shoes – For a quickie fix to dull shoes, rub a sliced cucumber over your shoes. The chemicals within will give a durable shine and repel water without harming the shoe.

Keep Grubs Away – A few slices of cucumber in a small pie tin will free your garden of grubs and slugs. The chemicals In the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent to make pest flee.