Category:
Hygiene

Knee-Cleaning Foam

They should sell this stuff at home improvement stores, because whenever I do a DIY project I somehow always end up with filthy knees.

The Minologi Hizaawana Foam Clear Pack will form a bubbly layer over your knees and elbows and work its magic for 10-15 minutes. After that you just peel it off and discover what the real color of your skin was underneath those pesky dirt particles. You'll never feel cleaner!

Available from Japan Trend Shop.





via Book of Joe

Posted By: Alex - Mon Aug 29, 2022 - Comments (3)
Category: Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, Skin and Skin Conditions

Personal Cleanliness

NOTE: stereotypical African cannibal imagery at end of film.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 20, 2022 - Comments (1)
Category: Hygiene, Military, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s

Burma Blockade Deodorant

Nothing like naming your product so that it sounds like a military operation, then touting it with a stereotyped "Oriental" gal.

Of course, we'd have to relaunch this as "Myanmar Blockade" today.

Bonus video: the same gal touting the more famous Burma Shave.



Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 12, 2022 - Comments (1)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Hygiene, Stereotypes and Cliches, Advertising, 1960s, Asia

Breast Douche

When a simple washcloth just won't do.

Full patent is here.



Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 11, 2022 - Comments (4)
Category: Body, Hygiene, Patents, 1910s

Angry Boy

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 10, 2022 - Comments ()
Category: Family, Children, Hygiene, PSA’s, 1950s, Mental Health and Insanity

Josiah Oldfield, the Fruitarian Hospital and Kissing

Fruitarianism is a kind of vegetarian practice which today seems very strict. But 100 years ago, when Josiah Oldfield practiced it, there was more variety allowed in the diet.

Oldfield advocated for fruitarianism, putting him at odds with the Vegetarian Society.[16] He was a member of the Fruitarian Society, whose members lived on "the produce of harvest field, garden, forest and orchard, with milk, butter, cheese, eggs and honey".[6] His own "fruitarianism" was close to ovo-lacto vegetarianism. He was not a vegan: he recommended a daily diet of dandelion leaves, eggs, grapes, honey, lettuce, milk, salad, and watercress.


In any case, Oldfield founded several hospitals whose healing methods involved this diet. See the video below for more details. I have no idea of their success rate.

However, he found time to theorize about other things besides diet, such as the art of kissing. I apologize for the illegibility of the snapshot. Here's a sample or two of the text.





Newpaper source: Omaha Sunday Bee-News (Omaha, Nebraska) 30 Aug 1931, Sun Page 41





Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 01, 2022 - Comments ()
Category: Hospitals, Hygiene, Nineteenth Century, Twentieth Century, Love & Romance

Sexy TV Showering

Surprised this passed the censorship of the times, as it's just one step away from having the (presumed, but never explicitly stated) husband and wife sharing the same shower stall.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 29, 2022 - Comments (1)
Category: Food, Hygiene, Sexuality, Public Indecency, Husbands, Wives, 1970s

Follies of the Madmen #538

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 28, 2022 - Comments (3)
Category: Hygiene, Advertising, Surrealism, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #537

Police brutality!



Source.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jul 11, 2022 - Comments (2)
Category: Hygiene, Police and Other Law Enforcement, Advertising, 1930s

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