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The right sort of bath

The tepid bath seems the best adapted to the purposes of cleanliness and healthy exercise. To delicate females and young children it is of primary importance; at any rate, frequent ablutions should be practised, and the skin rubbed dry. The feet should be bathed as often as once or twice a week. Thus is a luxury as well as a promoter of health.  1852

As with all our historical handy hints, this is a real tip from a Victorian book. We cannot say that it'll work and it's up to you if you want to try!

 

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  • list arrowHow did Victorians try out a new invention?

    Test it on the servants of course! That's what happened in 1860 at The Judge's Lodging, when gas lighting was put into the basement and not the Judge's rooms. They wanted to see if they got sick from the fumes. The servants were fine - that's why we got the lights working again.

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