DYK: Can you imagine what people once smelled like?

DYK: Did you know?

In olden days people didn’t bathe often because they thought if you did, you’d go into decline and die. Consequently, they became quite smelly. They usually only bathed completely in May or October, when the weather was warm.

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Young ladies started carrying “nosegays” of flowers under their noses the day of their wedding so the smell of the guests would not become overbearing. June became a fashionable month to wed because most guests had bathed and it had not become hot enough for them to get smelly again.

Vinegar of the Four Thieves was a recipe that was known for its antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and antifungal properties for years. It was even used to cure the Bubonic Plague. See Thomas Jefferson’s recipe in VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past

Check out genealogy and novels by Donna R. Causey

 

Vinegar of the Four Thieves: Recipes & Curious Tips from the Past


By (author): Donna R Causey

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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