Personal hygiene. Use the showering-bathing tag instead if it's appropriate.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
2answers
85 views

How do we know that Elisha baal kenafayim had a clean body?

The gemarah says that to wear tefillin a person needs to have a clean body like Elisha baal kenafayim (shabbat 49a). How does the gemara know that Elisha had a clean body?
5
votes
1answer
154 views

Is one allowed to spray cologne on shabbos?

Is one allowed to spray cologne on shabbos? Any rules against doing this? As always, please cite your sources
6
votes
2answers
911 views

If someone has BO and can't smell themselves, may they say blessings?

"Just as one separates oneself from excreta, urine, a foul odor, a corpse and the sight of nakedness for Kri'at Shema, so too, he should separate himself for Shemoneh Esreh". (Rambam. Hilchos Tefillah ...
2
votes
0answers
85 views

What modern-day hygiene products are prohibited on Yom Kippur?

What, if any, modern-day hygiene products are prohibited "oils" on Yom Kippur? Are deodorants and perfumes in this category? What about medical ointments?
1
vote
1answer
248 views

Is deodorant allowed on Yom Kippur?

May deodorant be applied on Yom Kippur, or is it a case of anointing which is forbidden?
1
vote
1answer
125 views

Is stick-deodorant an issue on shabbat?

What kinds of deodorants are mutar on shabbat? Which melacha might one violate if using stick deodorant?