Half a pound of plain, white soap, dissolved in a small quantity of alcohol, as little as can be used; add a tablespoonful of pulverized borax. Shave the soap and put it in a small tin basin or cup; place it on the fire in a dish of boiling water; when melted, add the alcohol, and remove from the fire; stir in oil of bergamot sufficient to perfume it.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, bergamot, borax, face, oil of bergamot, razor, shave, shaving, skin, soap, tin, white soap, whitehouse | Comment (0)
(To Use as a Toilet Water.)
Oil of bergamot, lavender and lemon each one drachm ; oil of rose and jasmine each ten drops ; essence of ambergris ten drops, spirits of wine one pint. Mix and keep well closed in a cool place for two months, when it will be fit for use.”
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: ambergris, bergamot, cologne, housekeeper, jasmin, lavender, lemon, rose, spirits of wine, wine | Comment (0)
Powdered carbonate of ammonia one ounce, strong solution of ammonia half a fluid ounce, oil of rosemary ten drops, oil of bergamot ten drops. Mix, and while moist put in wide-mouthed bottle which is to be well closed.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: ammonia, bergamot, carbonate of ammonia, oil of bergamot, oil of rosemary, pearl, rosemary, smelling, smelling salts, whitehouse | Comment (0)
A favorite hair dressing is made of three ounces of olive oil, three-quarters of a drachm of oil of almonds, two drachms of palm oil, half an ounce of white wax, a quarter of a pound of lard, and three-quarters of a drachm of essence of bergamot. This strengthens the hair and prevents baldness.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: almonds, audel, baldness, bergamot, dressing, hair, hair care, lard, oil of almonds, olive oil, palm, palm oil, wax, white wax | Comment (0)
Mutton tallow and lard of each 3/4 lb; melt in an iron vessel and add hydrated oxide of iron 2 oz; stirring continually with an iron spoon, until the mass is of a uniform black colour; then let it cool and add Venice-turpentine 2 oz; and Armenian bole 1 oz; oil of bergamot 1 dram; rub up the bole with a little olive oil before putting it in.
Apply several times daily by putting it on lint or linen — heals the worst cases in a few days.
Source: Dr Chase’s Recipes, or Information for Everybody, A.W. ChaseFiled under Remedy | Tags: armenian bole, bergamot, chilblains, feet, foot, iron, lard, mutton, olive oil, tallow, turpentine | Comment (0)