To one tablespoonful of common salt placed in a tumbler, add a large pinch of manganese, powdered fine. Turn over it a quarter of a wine-glass of strong vitriolic acid. Do this at an interval of a few minutes, four or five times; then place the tumbler on the floor of the room that requires fumigating, and leave it for a day or more, closing all the doors and windows tightly. The vapors formed by it will destroy all the foul odors, and sweeten the most filthy air.
Source: Household Hints and Recipes, Henry T. WilliamsFiled under Remedy | Tags: disinfect, manganese, odor, odour, purification, purify, salt, vitriol, vitriolic acid, williams | Comment (0)
Beat up the white of one egg, adding to it one gill of pure sweet oil, half a gill of methylated spirits and half a gill of vinegar. This mixture will be found especially good for reviving leather.
Source: 1001 Household Hints, Ottilie V. AmesFiled under Remedy | Tags: ames, egg, egg white, furniture, furniture polish, leather, methylated spirits, oil, polish, sweet oil, vinegar | Comment (0)
Oil of lavender two drachms, oil of rosemary one drachm and a half, orange, lemon and bergamot, one drachm each of the oil; also two drachms of the essence of musk, attar of rose ten drops, and a pint of proof spirit. Shake all together thoroughly three times a day for a week.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: attar of rose, bergamot, cologne, cologne water, essence of musk, lavender, lemon, musk, orange, perfume, proof spirit, rose, rosemary, spirit, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Melt one ounce oil of almonds, half ounce spermaceti, one drachm white wax, and then add two ounces of rose-water, and stir it constantly until cold.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: almonds, cold cream, cream, oil of almonds, rosewater, spermaceti, wax, white wax, whitehouse | Comment (0)