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)
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)