Top 10 Oldest Personal Hygiene Regimen

January 5, 2013 by shavkat  
Published in Hair

If you are stranded in an island, you can still be beautiful.

          During the old days, the simple lifestyle in the Philippines are used to be heard for old-age group. If we looked it the facts of knowing their oldest way of having their personal hygiene, then Maria Clara will still be pleasant in front of her courageous suitors.

         On the other hand, if you will be stranded to an island. There is no reinforcement from the products of modern world. Then this will be the survival ways to carry-on the daily hygienic rituals.

1. Carabao’s Manure

In some provinces in the Philippines, if one of the family members, friends or close relatives to relieve from excess moisture of their feet, the old-folks used to ask them to soak their feet in a carabao’s manure. The reason, the feet will neutralize the offensive foot odor. It is a bizaare act, but they do this long time before. Other alternatives, they can pee their feet or go to the beach.   

2. Beach Sand

For elders experiencing joint pains or osteoarthritis, they will Juan dela Cruz to go on the beach. They will bury their feet to feel the hotness of the beach sand. Although, this is more likely accessible for the Filipinos who are near in the beaches. The sand treatment is also known to other country as psammotherapy.

3. Extracted Calamansi Juice

For old-fashion treatment to remove the blemishes of the arm pits. They extract the calamansi in a small bowl and a piece of clean cloth to apply itheir underarms. Could it be that painful to use it?

4. Guava TreeTwigs

In tropical islands, the guava trees are readily available to cut a piece of small branch. The simple mechanic is to scrape the tooth one-by-one, you can gargle with clean water. The rain water can be used an alternative for washing the mouth, right after removing the food debris stucked in between the teeth.

5. Betel Nut Husk

If you wanted to brush your teeth, you can just use the betel nut husk. However, a piece of coconut husk can use as an alternative. A combination of rock salt with the husk to brush your teeth is ideal too.

6.  Gargle Coconut Sap Vinegar with Salt

The mouthwash can typically manage with a vinegar and salt; dilute it to a cup of water. The sour-salty taste was used by the Filipino ancestors. Be careful not to swallow the solution, it might cause regurgitation along the process.

7. Stem of Sticky Rice

After the harvest in the rice field, local people used to burn the stem of sticky rice. Afterwhich, you can collect the ashes in a container and mix with water. Then strain the mixture, the brownish color is used as shampoo, It can help to relieve from flakes of dandruffs.

8. Jute Leaves  

If you wanted to make your hair shiny, then chopped the jute leaves into bits. Extract the juices and put in a small cup. This served as a natural hair conditioner for the long black hair.

9. Sandstones

Taking a bath while exfoliating a dead skin, you can use the sandstones as good of choice for body scrub. For no reason, loofah can also used as an alternative. In the provinces, you can just discard after using the dried sponge gourd.

10. Egg White

If you wanted to style your hair after a bath, the egg white can bring it come true. For people in an isolated places, they do have simple ways to have manageable hair. Ignoring the pungent smell of an egg, it makes them feel beautiful.

           Whatever the scenario is, the will to live can make a difference. The simple ideas can contribute to survival in an isolated places or outcasted unintentionally with unpredictable circumstances. The inititiaves are always makes sense for strong will to live.

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  1. Rezaul Karim2 Says:

    Great to learn about it. Thanks.

  2. dat8ja Says:

    i am curious about remedies against osteoarthritis, maybe sand really helps… good article

  3. Eunike Says:

    It is interesting & could be tried.


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