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 think 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 more!


As mentioned earlier, women tried their best to stay pretty, and they certainly used some dangerous materials, but this one might take the care. Weight has been a huge issue for women for a long time, and it doesn’t look like it’s stopping anytime soon. A popular diet in the 20th century was actually ingesting a pill with a tapeworm.

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Image credits: Popular Superstars

They believed the animal would help them lose weight without actually having to restrain your eating habits. The tapeworm makes a home in your stomach and eats whatever is nearby. Therefore, in theory, it should have worked because the insect would be eating would be digesting it. However, what it caused were infections that were dangerous for the body.

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