10 Disgusting Hygiene Practices Throughout History

Hygiene is one of the most important aspects of our day, as it ensures we are clean and smell nice for everyone else we come in contact with. However, that was not always the case. Throughout time, there have been some various practices that are, let’s say, completely questionable. Everything from the way clothing was washed to the way hair was done. Some are, understandably, a lot grosser than others. In any case, these 10 took things to the next level.


Way back in the day, people rarely, if ever, changed the clothes they were wearing. Most people only had one set of clothes. However, royalty had four. This is one outfit for every single season. That is disgusting. Just imagine the dirt and grime in there.


While giving birth, numerous practices were put on the table to ensure the birthing went as smooth as possible. For example, while in labor, women were offered oil and vinegar plus eagle poop to ease their pain.