Boil three or four onions in one pint of water; brush the frames over with the liquid and no fly will touch them. It will not injure the frames.
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The following is a refreshing disinfectant for a sick room, or any room that has an unpleasant aroma prevading it: Put some fresh ground coffee in a saucer, and in the centre place a small piece of camphor gum, which light with a match. As the gum burns, allow sufficient coffee to consume with it. The perfume is very pleasant and healthful, being far superior to pastiles, and very much
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, camphor gum, coffee, disinfectant, pastiles, sick room, sickroom, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Lay a lump of paraffine on the top of the hot jelly, letting it melt and spread over it. No brandy paper and no other covering is necessary. If preferred the paraffine can be melted and poured over after the jelly is cold.
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Hair is preserved by onion-juice and brandy, rubbed in well. Or, take one part cantharides powder, to eight of alcohol, carefully mixed; and well rubbed into the roots of the hair.
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A delicate and effective preparation for rough skins, eruptive diseases, cuts or ulcers, is found in a mixture of one ounce of glycerine, half an ounce of rosemary-water, and twenty drops of carbolic acid. In those dreaded irritations of the skin, occurring in summer, such as hives or prickly heat, this wash gives soothing relief. A solution of this acid, say fifty drops to an ounce of the glycerine, applied at night, forms a protection from mosquitoes. Use the pure crystallized form: it is far less overpowering in its fragrance than the common sort, Those who dislike it too much to use at night, will find the sting of the bites almost miraculously cured, and the blotches removed by touching them with the mixture in the morning. Babies and children should be touched with it in a reduced form. Two or three drops of otter of roses in the preparation will improve the smell so as to render it tolerable to human beings though not so to mosquitoes.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: attar of roses, bite, bites, carbolic acid, cut, glycerin, glycerine, hives, housekeeper, irritation, mosquito bite, mosquitoes, otter of roses, prickly heat, rosemary, rosemary water, roses, rough skin, skin, sting, ulcer | Comment (0)
One spoonful of syrup of peach-blossoms, taken in a glass of the water from the steeped leaves, is a most safe and certain remedy for worms in children.
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Take three fresh eggs and break them into one quart of clear, cold rain-water; stir until thoroughly mixed; bring to a boil on a slow fire, stirring often; then add half an ounce of sulphate of zinc (white vitrol); continue the boiling for two minutes, then set it off the fire. Take the curd that settles at the bottom of this and apply to the eye at night with a bandage. It will speedily draw out all fever and soreness. Strain the liquid through a cloth and use for bathing the eyes occasionally. This is the best eye-water ever made for man or beast. I have used it for twenty years without knowing it to fail.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bandage, egg, eggs, eye, eye-wash, fever, soreness, sulphate of zinc, white vitriol, whitehouse, zinc sulphate | Comment (0)
Take two pounds corn meal and one pound Plaster of Paris.
Mix thoroughly and place where they congregate.
The above is very effective and is less dangerous than any other I know of.
Source: Tested Formulas and Useful House and Farm Recipes, T. KennyFiled under Remedy | Tags: corn, corn meal, cornmeal, kenny, mouse, plaster, plaster of paris, poison, rat, rodent | Comment (0)
Into one gill of boiling water stir one tablespoonful of Indian meal; spread the paste thus made upon a cloth and spread over the paste one teaspoonful of mustard flour. If you wish a mild poultice, use a teaspoonful of mustard as it is prepared for the table, instead of the mustard flour.
Equal parts of ground mustard and flour made into a paste with warm water, and spread between two pieces of muslin, form the indispensable mustard plaster.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: cloth, indian meal, muslin, mustard, plaster, poultice, whitehouse | Comment (0)
The white of an egg, a tablespoonful of vinegar and a tablespoonful of spirits of turpentine. Mix in a bottle, shake thoroughly, and bathe the sprain as soon as possible after the accident. This was published in Life Secrets, but it is republished by request on account of its great value. It should be remembered by everyone.
An invaluable remedy for a sprain or bruise is wormwood boiled in vinegar and applied hot, with enough cloths wrapped around it to keep the sprain moist.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bruise, cloth, egg, egg white, gillette, spirits of turpentine, sprain, strain, turpentine, vinegar, whitehouse, wormwood | Comment (0)