Baffling Bathing Customs
The Bizarre History of Beauty
Since ancient times, people have constructed elaborate rituals to keep their bodies clean. There have also been periods when bathing was rare. Baths have even served as social centers and therapy solutions. Whether it's perfume or Palmolive, scrubbing in or sea bathing, body odor or bathing in milk, people have always had opinions about cleanliness. This book illuminates the strange history of the customs and products used through accessible, fun text and vivid full-color artwork sure to draw in even the most reluctant reader.