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How often did people bathe in colonial times?

Colonists believed that bathing too often was bad for one person's health. Bathing was believed to rob the skin of precious oils that protected a person from diseases. The col (MORE)

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What did the poor people eat in the colonial times?

They ate breads (often made with grains like corn rather than expensive wheat) and boiled grains (porridge); squashes, lots of beans and peas, sometimes the occasional boiled (MORE)

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How do you make a soap?

i recommend buying it.     But if you insist...soap is made by reacting fatty acids with hydroxides. The standard hydroxide is lye, but potassium hydroxide works too. (MORE)
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The styles developed by your forefathers were some of the most enduring and popular home designs to date. They have never completely gone out of fashion. Brought to light and (MORE)

How Is Face Soap Different From Other Body Soaps?

Your face is a sensitive area and requires a certain type of care. Most people recommend that you do not use body soap on your face or facial soap on your body, for good reaso (MORE)

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What makes people watch soap operas?

  According to some research studies, people watch soap operas because they help them escape problems in their own everyday lives.   One study on this subject also clai (MORE)

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How do you make soaps from soap noodles?

Soap noodles are essentially already soap, which has been shredded or ground and pushed through an extruder dye and cut into "noodles". The soap noodles need only to be reheat (MORE)

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How did you make ink in colonial times?

Being resourceful, many colonists used a variety of pigments and  ash as inks. Soot from the fireplace, crushed berries or crushed  and boiled walnut shells and that were pr (MORE)

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How did colonial people tell time?

Most people back then used the sun for their time-telling. Also, they had something called a sun dial, and it was a stick that cast a shadow on a certain board that they made (MORE)

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What did people in colonial times do for entertainment?

  Americans found entertainment in folk music, conversation, a handful of books, and newspapers. By 1750, every major city had a newspaper, and by the first half of the 18 (MORE)