Old Hygiene Methods From The Past

We live in an era of amazing technology and information. When it comes to hygiene and beauty, there are so many things available that none of us thinks of a time when they weren’t. However, men and women throughout history have had to come up with insane ideas to do the simplest tasks such as removing a stain, cleaning your teeth, repelling insects, and more. We have gathered some of the most insane and interesting methods used over time, and you might be surprised to learn that urine was utilized a lot. Let’s find out below!


Families love to share things, but this one might be a bit disgusting. Once upon a time, sharing bath water was common. You might not know that people didn’t bathe as often as we did today, especially because it was troublesome getting the water heated and filling the tub. Therefore, at one point in history, it was just easier to share.

Image credits: Popular Superstars

Image credits: Popular Superstars

However, it wasn’t just families sharing bathwater between themselves. You would share it with a whole town sometimes. Additionally, within families, people would clean themselves in order, from oldest to youngest in the family. So, the youngest person in the family was probably taking a bath in some filthy water. Interestingly, back in the 14th century, they thought that the Black Death (The Plague) spread because people’s pores opened up when bathing. Apparently, they believed that being dirty was a great way to prevent the disease.

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