1870s DIY Depilatory Creams Featured Lye And Arsenic

Household almanac Youman's Dictionary of Every-day Wants: Containing Twenty Thousand Receipts in Nearly Every Department of Human Effort offered some handy tips for at-home hair removal in 1872. You, too, can make "those substances which act upon the bulbous roots of the hairs, and destroy their vitality," provided… » 3/28/11 3:21pm 3/28/11 3:21pm