Presenting an intriguing list: Top 25 facts about Eva Ekeblad! Did you know there are many uses for Vodka, aside from drinking it? Chances are you probably didn’t realize that. And, we bet you probably don’t know that Eva Ekeblad was the person behind the life-changing discovery!
Eva Ekeblad was a Swedish noblewoman, salon hostess, and agronomist. She is one of several Swedish scientists who changed the world. She discovered that not only could you make grain alcohol out of the starchy vegetable, but you could also make cosmetic products, and cereals, as well.
She was a pioneer in the scientific community, and she was also a supporter of the less fortunate and was said to be very close to the queen of Sweden. She was even offered a very high position in the royal court. She was a mother, a governess, a scientist, and an activist. So, as you sip your vodka tonic or vodka on the rocks, read all about this incredible woman. List25 proudly presents the top 25 facts about Eva Ekeblad.
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She was a castle owner
Ekeblad not only got married at the age of 16, but she was also the owner of a castle. She was given ownership of Marital Castle and Lindholm Castle, Vastergortland by her father.
Her sister-in-law helped abolish with hunts
Ekeblad’s sister in law Charlotta helped put an end to women being forced to confess to being witches. Charlotte had heard that these women were being tortured into confession, and realized she had to do something.
She made shampoo out of potatoes
Yes, the potatoes were used to make alcohol, but they had another use, for hair. Ekeblad made soap out of the flower that grows out of potatoes.
She helped popularize the potato
Ekeblad apparently made so many uses of the potato that it became a staple in Europe. Before Ekeblad’s discoveries, people didn’t trust the potatoes despite its many nutritious contents.
She ran the estates for her husband
Her husband was constantly away on business. Ekeblad was responsible for taking care of three estates. It was actually common for women back then to have this responsibility. She also ran the estates for her son.