Read on and be ready to be startled, outraged, and disgusted by true historical actions individuals used to engage in for the sake of what could be charitably referred to as “hygiene.” Things people used to do for the purpose of health, beauty, and even hygiene were frequently nasty and revolting. To make matters worse, they would frequently be ineffective at best, if not truly hazardous and dangerous. Among the topics covered in this article are some bizarre past health practices. Regrettably, not all of these are from the distant past. So continue reading, but be prepared to have your appetite ruined. Don’t pretend I didn’t warn you!