Posted by Caroline on July 11, 1997 at 22:23:56:
In reply to Re: Long Post on keeping clean. What about baking soda? posted by Linda on July 11, 1997 at 16:50:04
When I was young my mother sometimes had us use baking soda as a deodorant. We would also, sometimes, mix it with salt to brush our teeth.
] I think that the odor removing properties of baking soda are well known now. Did they know about it during the Regency era?
I am sorry to say that none of the recipes I have for this period contain baking soda, or anything that might be construed as baking soda under another name! Not in cakes, not in cleaning recipes, not in personal products. So I am forced to conclude that they probably did not know about such a useful thing!A shame, really.
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