1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need 

every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin 
B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin 
B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, 
Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and 

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, 
put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a 
cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B 
Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that 
quick pick-me-up that can last for 

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror 
fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a 
cucumber slice along the mirror, it will 
eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, 
spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will 
be free of pests all season long. The chemicals 
in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give 
off a scent undetectable to humans but drive 
garden pests crazy and make them flee the 

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before 
going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or
two of cucumbers along your problem area for a 
few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber 
cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, 
firming up the outer layer and reducing the 
visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles 

6. Want to avoid a terrible headache? Eat a few cucsumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and 
headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B 
vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential
nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in 
equilibrium, avoiding a headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for 
quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and 
you realize that you don’t have enough time to
polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 (I hope you are ALWAYS out of WD 40 and that you use just oil -Unprocessed Mama) and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, 
facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be 
released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to
the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad 

12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the 
surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the 
cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways to solve life’s everyday problems..

Written by Jerry and Nancy Kroupa, The Tower Garden.

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