I was watching Regency House this weekend - you remember, when PBS was doing all those recreation shows, having people live as if it was the victorian era, or pioneer era, or whatever? This one was regency era, the time of Jane Austin, Pride & Prejudice and all that.
ANYWAY, I noticed the ladies were using lemons for underarm deodorant. Has anyone ever heard of or tried this? Thought it was interesting.
Of note, they also used egg whites, rum, and rosewater to shampoo their hair.