“Bathing should never follow a meal, as it withdraws the blood and nervous vigor demanded for digestion, from the stomach to the skin.”
Catharine E. Beecher,
'Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt-Book' (1846)
“Milk is valued for giving a part of its whiteness to the skin of women. Poppea, wife of Domitius Nero, took 500 nursing asses everywhere in her travelling party, and soaked herself completely in a bath of this milk, in the belief that it would make her skin more supple.”
“Florida oranges are so juicy that you have to eat them in the bathtub.”
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