What Hygiene Was Like For Medieval Peasants

Although cleanliness in the Middle Ages was primitive compared to what modern people enjoy, it doesn't mean medieval hygiene didn't exist. Despite living in an era long before indoor plumbing, shampoo, and nail salons, people used the best hygiene practices they could. Unfortunately, they didn't have a lot to work with. Peasants had it especially bad and weren't often able to afford luxuries like more than one set of clothing. For the lower classes, personal hygiene in the Middle Ages meant keeping clean however you could, even if it wasn't easy.
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  • What one item would you take back to Medieval Europe?

    Weird HistoryWeird History22 gün önce
    • Guns and a time machine and a place to live

      Ahmedlightsaur AzizAhmedlightsaur AzizGün önce
    • Penicillin

      Missa's LifeMissa's LifeGün önce
    • I would also go right to China cause they actually bathed or middle east

      Boutique BitcoinBoutique Bitcoin3 gün önce
    • Clothes, Bras,Shampoo,Guns,Food, Seeds,Gold,Body Wash, Medicine.

      Boutique BitcoinBoutique Bitcoin3 gün önce
    • Flashlight

      Andrew LamAndrew Lam3 gün önce
  • I know the women I met on Match.com were pretty Med Evil in terms of smell. Need to dip that beaver and bring your ass some soap and it’s 2019!

    NelsonNelson5 saatler önce
  • We are like bonobos. Hahahahaha

    N GarciaN Garcia12 saatler önce
  • One day future human beings will look back to us and think how garbage our time was and be pleased to not live here :)

    Abdal AbiAbdal Abi12 saatler önce
  • How did ANYONE SURVIVE to the modern day?

    Jason ByrneJason Byrne15 saatler önce
  • Barber performing the teeth removal...oh

    Nat PNat P22 saatler önce
  • I wish I could have parasites. Stupid health making my life good.

    Seeker AspirantSeeker AspirantGün önce
  • So your telling me people used essential oils in Medeival times to cure sickness and it didn’t work? Hmm, who does that sound like today?🤔

    Megan WilliamsMegan WilliamsGün önce
  • twig tampons sound like a living nightmare

    autumn the mothautumn the mothGün önce
  • Was that bed from skyrim?

    Super DoranSuper DoranGün önce
  • 6:52 that picture have me laugh out loud.

    amit_ murmuamit_ murmuGün önce
  • Seems like the roman lower class lived way better then the peasents in medieval times

    ParabolaParabolaGün önce
  • We Are Like Bonobos

    Eric TheBlackCatEric TheBlackCatGün önce
  • dear god what a shitty times...

    Damir UhodaDamir UhodaGün önce
  • 😲

    Audrey McFarlandAudrey McFarlandGün önce
  • That thumbnail must be how women view my tindr pics.

    ddas adfassafddas adfassaf2 gün önce

    John HolmesJohn Holmes2 gün önce
  • And still some wipe their bums with papers instead of washing with water can’t believe this....seriously shower regularly and buy perfumes

    UltravioletUltraviolet2 gün önce
  • You should do a video about the Incas!! it would be soooo interesting

    Andrea GirlAndrea Girl2 gün önce

    Hols -__-Hols -__-2 gün önce
  • Did they wipe their asses? Were butthole burn and dingleberries deadly? Were genitals green and did they smell like amonia?

    Mister HandMister Hand2 gün önce
  • should change your channel to “weird Eurocentric history”

    Laila AugustLaila August2 gün önce
  • Sometimes I would like to know how I’ll cope in these times probably badly lol

    Hayley ChangHayley Chang2 gün önce
  • By the year 3019 there might be some people that are gonna list down 25 reasons why living in the 21st century sucks. Of course the world is huge and there are definitely gonna be negativity in every time period. I’m fine with focusing on the present which is the 21st century now.

    X1 Gen KaneshiroXX1 Gen KaneshiroX2 gün önce
  • Definitely wouldn't want to have oral sex in the middle ages

    Ross IsaacsRoss Isaacs2 gün önce
  • I think we should stop using the term "doctor" for those Medieval pseudo-scientists who basically were as ignorant regarding sicknesses and their causes as any other person during that period. Knowing a bit about human body doesn't make them doctors as they were absolutely into the dark and couldn't help with most diseases. I assume most elders and people with knowledge about herbs and their medical uses were actually more useful in treating diseases

    Maria StoyanovaMaria Stoyanova3 gün önce
  • it was primitive compared to a lot of the civilizations they conquered too. Just saying...

    miguel murillomiguel murillo3 gün önce
  • Omg tf putting a sick up there A hole

    Latrissa Fleming ColesLatrissa Fleming Coles3 gün önce
  • Delousing parties 😂🐜

    Samantha BattSamantha Batt3 gün önce
  • See ? White people are dirty fucks. Europeans go months without showering

    fredo corleonefredo corleone3 gün önce
  • Today in the modern world, we’re all living like kings and princes. But there’s still spoiled brats.

  • Women didnt have many periods bc once they did, they would be impregnated. Over & over & died

    goober peagoober pea3 gün önce
  • *me and my girls in medevil times* aye u got a tampon naw dude just break one off that tree

    Anna CohenAnna Cohen4 gün önce
  • What happened to japan or china hygene in the same era as medieval?

    grayedoutmondaygrayedoutmonday4 gün önce
  • Just go to skid row in LA to get an idea...

    reignman2112reignman21124 gün önce
  • I just bathed and dried my hair. I feel like a witch!

    Merrye SyndromeMerrye Syndrome4 gün önce
  • Was that George Soros??

    badlongonbadlongon4 gün önce
  • Peasant: *Has a headache* Doctor: Alright I’m gonna drill a hole into your skull and release the evil spirits that are possessing you.

    Nasexsav KifsNasexsav Kifs4 gün önce
  • At least you could let er rip anytime. I mean who`s gonna even notice? Mine might even help, I eat a lot of sweet fruit.

    Les RosinLes Rosin4 gün önce
  • Imagine the stench coming off of that menstruating medievil muff, try chowing down on that.

    S cellS cell4 gün önce
  • in medieval times i think you pretty much bunch up a fist full of herbs and stuff your pants and armpits like a holiday turkey and walk around crunching leaves and twigs in your places.

    Bald BrideBald Bride4 gün önce
  • Dudes weren't going down on chicks back then no way Stinky girl

    sammy holdemsammy holdem5 gün önce
  • How did we survive back then? OMG

    Sarah LeroySarah Leroy5 gün önce
  • Vegetables AND onions???

    J HJ H5 gün önce
  • These mf’s were dumb af when places like Rome already had sewers

    LP727LP7275 gün önce
  • Omg this was so helpful to my project

    Santiago Jaramillo-VesgaSantiago Jaramillo-Vesga5 gün önce

    Kelly YeomansKelly Yeomans5 gün önce
  • I was told by my history professor that medieval peasants might have bathe once or twice a month if they were lucky

    mecánico en la fronteramecánico en la frontera5 gün önce
  • The vermin was so cute

    AngielinaAngielina5 gün önce
  • This was the wrong video to watch while eating breakfast.... I’ll come back to it after the food is properly digested. 👌🏻👌🏻

    Mary TaylorMary Taylor5 gün önce
  • Most people do have it good these days including me and I'm everyday thankful for it. But it's pretty insane how the world was once and is now, we still have a long way to go i think.

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  • When modern Europeans insult impoverished Indians for being dirty, I like to remind them of these times

    Migizii IniniMigizii Inini5 gün önce
  • Bled on there clothing eish and yet condoms are still free and we still pay for pads

    Donnely WilsonDonnely Wilson5 gün önce
    • Condoms free? What do you go down to the local healthcare facility and beg for them? That's classy, combine that with your whiny attitude about paying for "pads" and I'm sure you're just the bell of the ball huh? What a catch!

      Linds CLinds C2 gün önce
  • Eh, not a fan of the inconvenience of life back then.

    Alex DeLeonAlex DeLeon5 gün önce
  • Bring out your dead, bring out your dead, bring out your dead, bring out your dead

    Jacob HawesJacob Hawes5 gün önce
  • Since there rivers and lakes everywhere i am sure they bathed

    Mindaugas MMMindaugas MM5 gün önce
  • How did this people had sex???!!! #Gross

    Andy TaylorAndy Taylor6 gün önce
  • I couldn’t imagine having a nasty nasty shit I mean a nasty poop. Where you wipe but you know damn well you didn’t wipe good enough and need a shower but know damn well you ain’t getting a shower for another month. So you have to sit in your shit.

    BockuuBockuu6 gün önce
  • Well, before the video starts I can tell from the thumbnail alone that hygeine wasn't that good....like @ all.

    Peyton BellPeyton Bell6 gün önce
  • But they have clean rivers to bath. That I'm sure of.

    DakotaDakota6 gün önce
    • We write notable things. No news paper article for people in 500 years to read about your neighbor who bathes his dog and is clean and healthy but 10,000 on bedbugs a few years ago would give a skewed impression of our times.

      Phil JermakianPhil Jermakian4 gün önce
  • What hygiene was like for medieval peasants? Answer: The limit does not exist

    LaLa CLaLa C6 gün önce
  • Wtf why didn't they just search Google about medicines and all that. Idiots.

    MidsommarWitchMidsommarWitch6 gün önce
  • They wiped? That's a relief.

    Arminius of GermaniaArminius of Germania6 gün önce
  • Oh, those blissful days not needing to wash.

    Holger HHolger H6 gün önce
  • I chose the right thing to watch while I'm eating lunch

    Kingpin JonesKingpin Jones6 gün önce
  • Thats awkward. Apparently i am medievil.

    Dubbele FliqflaqDubbele Fliqflaq6 gün önce
  • "Doctors would literally think they were cursed." 😳😂😂

    Q MellowQ Mellow6 gün önce
  • Purification by fire was all they had and witches were the cleanest damn bitches around.

    whynottalklikeapiratwhynottalklikeapirat6 gün önce
  • Ughh i can feel the smell in the air 🤮 hard rimes. Poor people .

    mata harimata hari6 gün önce
  • Medieval doctor: practices "humorism" Germs: am I a joke to you?

    deer slayer39deer slayer396 gün önce
What Hygiene Was Like For Medieval Peasants