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 HistoryVor 28 Tage
    • @Tensolin01 A little overboard dont you think? You're 25% of the freakin comments let people have fun...

      KatelinKatelinVor 53 Minuten
    • @Janelle Mora That is the best comment ive seen in a while lol.

      KatelinKatelinVor Stunde
    • id bring a phone so they thought i was a witch and would kill me

      dude brodude broVor 6 Stunden
    • Yeah probably guns

      purrptearspurrptearsVor 20 Stunden
    • A Ar 15 with unlimited ammo

      Will WWill WVor 21 Stunde
  • Religious authorities didn’t put shame on menstruation ! Where are you getting your information From?

    Cristero WarriorCristero WarriorVor 3 Stunden
  • It’s infuriating how the church, therefore society used to demonise menstruation. And of course, some cultures still do. Eff you, people - your very existence comes out of the menstrual cycle. You should be blessing it, not condemning women.

    Eli CarrawayEli CarrawayVor 4 Stunden
  • The English speaking videos often focus on the medieval Britain and whatnot, but the medieval hygiene standards were actually very different depending on the region's culture in Europe, so we can't really call the standards uniform. For example, the Vikings or Celts were often portrayed as dirty savages by their enemies or those who rewrote history in the later centuries. But in fact they were very careful about their hygiene as the archaeological evidence suggests. They were "too clean" for some cultures they encountered.

    ElainiElainiVor 6 Stunden
  • Off to brush my teeth.

    JakedegayeJakedegayeVor 10 Stunden
  • People definitely weren’t having oral sex during this period.

    ItumoItumoVor 13 Stunden
  • Absolutely disgusting... talk about nasty... just so nasty

    QTeeQTeeVor 21 Stunde
  • Lmaooo "uh. Whats that smell?" 🤣😂🤣

    QTeeQTeeVor 22 Stunden
  • Pretty much like homeless people todeh

    QTeeQTeeVor 22 Stunden
  • Made one avoid going down on someone all together.. forget about the idea of rimming.... I’m sorry... I couldn’t resist😂🤦🏻‍♂️

    The Curious Monkey ElliottThe Curious Monkey ElliottVor 22 Stunden
  • California starting to look like this!

    Gus BusterGus BusterVor Tag
  • It’s HERB not erb my dear friend

    KJSKJSVor Tag
  • Hot water, hot water cleans very well. I haven't used soap for about 15 years and I am cleaner than most people. I also wash my Dick, balls and ass, very important.

    John AdamskiJohn AdamskiVor Tag
  • This seemed more like a European thing. Apparently the rest of the world were relatively MUCH more hygienic. Not saying they smelled like roses but Europe was an anomaly, even dogs and pigs are more hygienic than medieval Europeans. Aristocracy and religion seem to blame

    Karl HanksKarl HanksVor Tag
    • Exactly. Positively gross.

      QTeeQTeeVor 21 Stunde
  • There has been a push in recent years to depict the medieval period in a much softer light. "It wasn't that bad" "The Dark Ages didn't exist" "Peasants were actually pretty clean" Historical revisionism is rampant today, especially on certain DE-visions channels. Thank you for this historically-grounded video. Keep up the good work.

    J KJ KVor Tag
  • Bet the “kitty” was smelleeeee....

    Toni MoonToni MoonVor Tag
  • Make me want to wash my ass right now

    Cj WilliamsCj WilliamsVor 3 Tage
  • 1:59 "some peasents decide NOT TO WASH AT ALL" OMG EWWWWW!!!! LMAO

    Angelic Alien333Angelic Alien333Vor 3 Tage
    • 😂😂😂😂😟😣

      QTeeQTeeVor 21 Stunde
  • Other indegenous civilzations were. Much more advanced in cleanliness Europe the dark ages. their diseases took the natives out history says europeans took over with steel and diseases.

    honey leehoney leeVor 4 Tage
  • Doctor I have a small head ache Doctor release all blood from body and take all vital organs out

    Sawyer the meme Subscribe.Sawyer the meme Subscribe.Vor 4 Tage
  • At that time, india was much more ahead in hygiene ( apart from outdoor toilets), champoo was originated there along with super cheap clothes and neem brush, coal soaps, itar (perfume-for nobels), etc and in hindu tradition person cannot enter kitchen to cook without taking a bath

    Paras NaradiyaParas NaradiyaVor 4 Tage
  • So while washing your clothes your garments ended up more nasty than they were before??

    Jonathan LundJonathan LundVor 4 Tage
  • Sounds like average hundreds of californian homeless person

    runbearrunbearVor 5 Tage
  • Nice documentary but horrible voice.

    mohd saleemmohd saleemVor 5 Tage
  • Huh and they say white people are clean :P

    -inactive--inactive-Vor 5 Tage
  • Wow! First time I've been disappointed by you guys at Weird History. I've studied history and have found all your stuff functional, factual and funny..... oh you were one of my by gone lecturers..... but this time you disappoint, you have given natural therapies, my second Masters degree, a bit of a hard wrap, admittedly, administered by fools in the cases you site but guys..... come on, before chemicals reproductions were developed thatsvwhere we had and used properly with a heathly lifestyle, I am sure you will find have great potential to rise again to replace the all too common crap we put in our bodies in the last 20 life times. How about an episode about natural therapies. But beware because as in all things there are a lot of shisters out there...... Start here ...Saint Hildegard of Bingen, who knows you may learn a thing or too along the way PS How about an episode on Alvin Toflers, Future Shock? Please Keep up the good work Eric☆

    Eric MoultonEric MoultonVor 5 Tage
  • "I have a barber/dentist appointment" SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS EVERYBODY!!!

    Mike AndersonMike AndersonVor 5 Tage
  • They sound like modern day indians lol.but atleast i thank the indians for inventing flush toilets .I don't know if indians benefits from their own invention but we Europeans and rest of the world clearly do have great benefits from your invention .

    LK shaw KrisaanLK shaw KrisaanVor 6 Tage
  • 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!

    NelsonNelsonVor 6 Tage
  • We are like bonobos. Hahahahaha

    N GarciaN GarciaVor 6 Tage
  • 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 AbiVor 6 Tage
  • How did ANYONE SURVIVE to the modern day?

    Jason ByrneJason ByrneVor 6 Tage
  • Barber performing the teeth removal...oh

    Nat PNat PVor 7 Tage
  • I wish I could have parasites. Stupid health making my life good.

    Seeker AspirantSeeker AspirantVor 7 Tage
  • 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 WilliamsVor 7 Tage
  • twig tampons sound like a living nightmare

    autumn the mothautumn the mothVor 7 Tage
  • Was that bed from skyrim?

    Super DoranSuper DoranVor 7 Tage
  • 6:52 that picture have me laugh out loud.

    amit_ murmuamit_ murmuVor 7 Tage
  • Seems like the roman lower class lived way better then the peasents in medieval times

    ParabolaParabolaVor 7 Tage
  • We Are Like Bonobos

    Eric TheBlackCatEric TheBlackCatVor 7 Tage
  • dear god what a shitty times...

    Damir UhodaDamir UhodaVor 7 Tage
  • 😲

    Audrey McFarlandAudrey McFarlandVor 8 Tage
  • That thumbnail must be how women view my tindr pics.

    ddas adfassafddas adfassafVor 8 Tage

    John HolmesJohn HolmesVor 8 Tage
  • And still some wipe their bums with papers instead of washing with water can’t believe this....seriously shower regularly and buy perfumes

    UltravioletUltravioletVor 8 Tage
  • You should do a video about the Incas!! it would be soooo interesting

    Andrea GirlAndrea GirlVor 8 Tage

    Hols -__-Hols -__-Vor 8 Tage
  • Did they wipe their asses? Were butthole burn and dingleberries deadly? Were genitals green and did they smell like amonia?

    Mister HandMister HandVor 8 Tage
  • should change your channel to “weird Eurocentric history”

    Laila AugustLaila AugustVor 8 Tage
  • Sometimes I would like to know how I’ll cope in these times probably badly lol

    Hayley ChangHayley ChangVor 8 Tage
  • Definitely wouldn't want to have oral sex in the middle ages

    Ross IsaacsRoss IsaacsVor 9 Tage
    • LOL but you know their nasty asses did anyway lmaaaoooo 🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣

      QTeeQTeeVor 21 Stunde
  • 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 StoyanovaVor 9 Tage
  • it was primitive compared to a lot of the civilizations they conquered too. Just saying...

    miguel murillomiguel murilloVor 9 Tage
    • But they did so by using the very disease they were plagued with.

      QTeeQTeeVor 21 Stunde
  • Omg tf putting a sick up there A hole

    Latrissa Fleming ColesLatrissa Fleming ColesVor 9 Tage
  • Delousing parties 😂🐜

    Samantha BattSamantha BattVor 9 Tage
  • See ? White people are dirty fucks. Europeans go months without showering

    fredo corleonefredo corleoneVor 9 Tage
  • 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 peaVor 10 Tage
    • Bred to death.

      Bug lover Spider loverBug lover Spider loverVor 4 Tage
  • *me and my girls in medevil times* aye u got a tampon naw dude just break one off that tree

    Anna CohenAnna CohenVor 10 Tage
  • What happened to japan or china hygene in the same era as medieval?

    grayedoutmondaygrayedoutmondayVor 10 Tage
  • Just go to skid row in LA to get an idea...

    reignman2112reignman2112Vor 10 Tage
  • I just bathed and dried my hair. I feel like a witch!

    Merrye SyndromeMerrye SyndromeVor 10 Tage
  • Was that George Soros??

    badlongonbadlongonVor 10 Tage
  • 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 KifsVor 10 Tage
  • 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 RosinVor 10 Tage
  • Imagine the stench coming off of that menstruating medievil muff, try chowing down on that.

    S cellS cellVor 10 Tage
  • 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 BrideVor 11 Tage
  • Dudes weren't going down on chicks back then no way Stinky girl

    sammy holdemsammy holdemVor 11 Tage
  • How did we survive back then? OMG

    Sarah LeroySarah LeroyVor 11 Tage
  • Vegetables AND onions???

    J HJ HVor 11 Tage
What Hygiene Was Like For Medieval Peasants