Dissolve in one gallon of boiling water a pound and a quarter of washing soda, and a quarter of a pound of borax. In washing clothes allow quarter of a cup of this to every gallon of water.
Source: The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking, H. CampbellFiled under Remedy | Tags: borax, campbell, clothes, hard water, soda, soft water, washing clothes, washing soda | Comment (0)
Moths are very apt to eat woollen and fur garments early in the summer. To keep them from the garments, take them late in the spring, when not worn, and put them in a chest, with considerable camphor gum. Cedar chips, or tobacco leaves, are also good for this purpose. When moths get into garments, the best thing to destroy them is to hang the garments in a closet, and make a strong smoke of tobacco leaves under them. In order to do it, have a pan of live coals in the closet, and sprinkle on the tobacco leaves.
Source: The American HousewifeFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, cedar, clothes, fur, gum, housewife, moths, smoke, tobacco, wool | Comment (0)