Take two drams of borax, one dram of Roman alum, one dram of camphor, half an ounce of sugar candy, one pound of ox-gall. Mix and stir well together, and repeat the stirring three or four times a day until it becomes transparent; then strain it through filtering or blotting paper, and it will be fit for use. Wash the face with the mixture before you go into the sun.
Source: The Ladies’ Book Of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, borax, camphor, candy, face, ladies-book, ox-gall, sugar, sun, sunburn | Comment (0)
Bathe three times a day in a preparation of three quarts water, one quart alcohol, two ounces of cologne and one of borax, in proportion of two teaspoons mixture to two tablespoons soft water.
Source: The Ladies’ Book of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, borax, cologne, face, freckles, skin, tan | Comment (0)
“For hoarseness dissolve a piece of borax the size of a pea in the mouth and don’t talk. It will work like a charm.” The borax does away with the inflammation of the inflamed parts and gives relief very quickly.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, hoarseness, inflammation, mouth, sore throat, throat | Comment (0)
“Wash parts frequently with cold water and use the following solution:
Pure Water 2 gills
Powdered Borax 1 teaspoonful
Sulphate of Zinc 1/2 teaspoonful
Apply by means of a soft rag several times daily. After drying the parts well, dust with wheat flour, corn starch or powdered magnesia.”
The above combination is excellent as the water cleanses the parts and the borax and zinc are very soothing and healing.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, chafing, corn, flour, magnesia, skin, starch, zinc | Comment (0)
Linseed-oil 1 pt; sweet oil 1 oz; and boil them in a kettle on coals for nearly 4 hours, as warm as you can; then have pulverized and mixed, borax 1/2 oz; red lead 4 ozs, and sugar of lead 1 1/2 ozs; remove the kettle from the fire and thicken in the powder; continue the stirrying until cooled to blood heat, then stir in 1 oz of spirits of turpentine; and now take out a little, letting it get cold, and if not then sufficiently thick to spread upon thin, soft linen as a salve, you will boil again until this point is reached.
[…] it is good for all kinds of wounds, bruises, sores, burns, white swellings, rheumatisms, ulcers, sore breasts, and even where there are wounds on the inside, it has been used with advantage, by applying a plaster over the part.
Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. ChaseFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, breasts, bruise, burn, burns, lead, linen, linseed, oil, ointment, red lead, rheumatism, salve, sores, sweet oil, swelling, turpentine, ulcer, ulcers, wounds | Comment (0)
“Use a wash of borax and water. One-half teaspoonful to a cupful of water.” This is very good.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, eye-wash, eyelids, eyes | Comment (0)
“A mixture composed of ten grains of sulphate of zinc, half teaspoonful of borax, and about four ounces of rose water. This is very good to inject into the nostrils if there is much irritation of eyes and nostrils.”
Take two teaspoonfuls of borax, one teaspoonful of Roman alum, one teaspoonful of camphor, half an ounce of sugar-candy, and a pound of ox-gall. Mix and stir well for ten minutes or so, and repeat this, stirring three or four times a day for a fortnight, till it appears clear and transparent. Strain through blotting-paper, and bottle up for use.
Source: Enquire Within Upon Everything.Filed under Remedy | Tags: alum, borax, camphor, candy, ox-gall, skin, sugar, sunburn | Comment (0)
“Smoke dried mullein leaves and blow the smoke through the nose, and in addition to this, put a heaping tablespoonful of powdered borax in a quart of soft water; syringe this up in the nose, and in addition to both of the above, frequently inhale a mixture of two drams of spirits of ammonia, half a dram tincture of iodine and fifteen drops of carbolic acid; smoke the mullein, syringe the borax water and inhale the last mixture all as frequently as convenient and it frequently will cure if kept up faithfully.”
An excellent mouth wash is the following: Dissolve two ounces of borax in three pints of water; before quite cold, add to it one teaspoonful of tincture of myrrh, and one tablespoonful of rectified spirits; bottle the mixture ready for use. One wineglassful of this solution added to half a pint of tepid water is sufficient for each application. This solution if applied daily will be found to preserve and beautify the teeth and gums.
Source: Home Notes, 1895.Filed under Remedy | Tags: borax, gums, mouth, myrrh, rectified spirits, teeth | Comment (0)