Scorched clothes are often discarded as hopeless, but if not much burned may be made all right by the use of onion juice. Bake the onion and squeeze out the juice. Mix it with an ounce of fuller’s earth, a litle shredded soap and a wine glass of vinegar. Heat the mixture till the soap is dissolved. Then wait till it is cold before applying. Rub it well over the scorched place and leave to dry, then put the garment in the regular washing.
Source: 1001 Household Hints, Ottilie V. AmesFiled under Remedy | Tags: ames, burn, burned, cloth, clothes, fullers earth, onion, scorch, scorched, soap, vinegar | Comment (0)
Head in upright position. Raise arm on bleeding side. Loosen collar. Apply ice in a cloth to bridge of nose and back of neck. A roll of paper under upper lip. Snuff cold tea up nose, or salt water, 1 tsp. to cup water, or the same of powdered alum.
If bleeding continues, tie a small wad of cotton with thread; dip it into peroxide of hydrogen, and plug nostril by pushing the cotton gently with a pencil. The thread is used to withdraw cotton.
If these means fail, send for doctor.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, arm, beck, bleeding, blood, cloth, collar, cotton, fryer, head, hydrogen peroxide, ice, lip, nose, nose bleed, nosebleed, paper, peroxide, powdered alum, salt, tea | Comment (0)
Two ounces of dry mustard mixed with the whites of two eggs to a paste. Spread on a cloth in a thick paste and apply while it is fresh and wet.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: civic, cloth, egg, egg white, mustard, paste, poultice | Comment (0)
Dissolve a slightly heaping tablespoonful of Epsom salts in a pint of imported orange flower water (Chiris de Grasse), and add to it one tablespoonful of witch hazel. Apply with a soft linen cloth. Very refreshing in warm weather and an excellent remedy for oiliness of the skin.
Source: The Golden Age Cook Book, H. L. DwightFiled under Remedy | Tags: cloth, complexion, dwight, epsom salts, face, linen, oiliness, orange, orange flower, orange flower water, skin, witch-hazel | Comment (0)
Take a quarter of an ounce of gum sandarac and a quarter of an ounce of gum mastic; pick the dirt and black lumps out very carefully, and pound them in a mortar quite fine; put them into a bottle, and add to them a quartern (old measure) of strong spirit of wine; cork it down and put it in a warm place; shake it frequently till the gum is entirely dissolved, which will be in about twenty-four hours.
Before using it, be careful to ascertain that no grease is on the furniture, as grease would prevent its receiving the polish. If the furniture has been previously cleaned with bees’-wax or oil, it must be got off by scraping, which is the best way, but difficult to those who do not perfectly understand it, because if you are not very careful, you may scratch the surface, and create more expense than a workman would charge to do it properly at first. Or it may be done by scouring well with sand and water, and afterward rubbed quite smooth with fine glass paper, being careful to do it with the grain of the wood. To apply the polish, you must have a piece of list or cloth twisted, and tied round quite tight, and left even at one end, which should be covered with a piece of fine linen cloth; then pour a little of the polish on the furniture, and rub it well all over till it is worked into the grain of the wood, and begins to look quite smooth; then take a soft fine cloth, or what is better, an old silk handkerchief, and keep rubbing lightly until the polish is complete, which will take two or three hours. It will greatly help the polish if it is done near a fire.
If it does not look so smooth and clear as it should, a little sweet oil rubbed lightly over, and cleaned off directly, will greatly heighten it. If any part of the furniture has carving about it, where it will be impossible to polish, it must be done with mastic varnish, and a camel’s hair brush, after the rest is finished.
When the polish begins to look dull, it may be recovered with a little spirit of wine.
Source: The Cook’s Oracle and Housekeeper’s Manual, W.M. KitchenerFiled under Remedy | Tags: beeswax, cloth, french polish, furniture, glass paper, grease, gum, gum mastic, gum sandarac, kitchener, linen, oil, polish, sand, spirit of wine, varnish, wax, wine, wood | Comment (0)
Apply a cloth wrung out in very hot water, and renew frequently until the pain ceases. Or apply raw beefsteak.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: beef, beefsteak, bruise, bruises, cloth, discoloration, pain, steak, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Get the pulverized borax, and to about one-third of a teaspoonful of borax, mix about one and a half teaspoonfuls of powdered sugar. Mothers should wash their babies’ mouths out every other morning with a solution of borax and water, they should keep a bottle of it dissolved all the time, pour a little into a cup, and with a cloth wrapt around the finger and dipped into the solution, wipe the child’s mouth out well with it; this will prevent children ever having sore mouths.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, canker, child, children, cloth, housekeeper, mouth, sore, sugar | 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)