One teaspoonful of carbolic acid and one pint of rose-water mixed is an excellent remedy for pimples. Bathe the skin thoroughly and often, but do not let the wash get into the eyes.
This wash is soothing to mosquito bites, and irritations of the skin of every nature.
It is advisable, in order to clear the complexion permanently, to cleanse the blood; then the wash would be of advantage.
To obtain a good complexion, a person’s diet should receive the first attention. Greasy food, highly spiced soups, hot bread and butter, meats or game, rich gravies, alcoholic liquors, coffee — all are injurious to the complexion. Strong tea used daily will after a time give the skin the color and appearance of leather. Coffee affects the nerves more, but the skin less, and a healthy nervous system is necessary to beauty. Eating between meals, late suppers, over-eating at meals, eating sweetmeats, candies, etc., all these tend to disorder the blood, producing pimples and blotches.
Washing of the face or skin is another consideration for a good complexion; it should be thoroughly washed in plenty of luke-warm water with some mild soap — then rinsed in clear water well; dry with a thick soft towel. If suds are left or wiped off the skin, the action of the air and sun will tan the surface, and permanently deface the complexion; therefore one should be sure to thoroughly rinse off all soap from the skin to avoid the tanning, which will leave a brown or yellow tinge impossible to efface.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bites, blood, blotches, candies, carbolic acide, coffee, complexion, diet, face, irritation, mosquito, pimple, pimples, rosewater, skin, soap, spot, spots, tan, tea, wash, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Use heat. Apply hot-water bags under arms, on thighs and at feet. Give hot foot bath, in which is 1 tbsp. mustard. Rub limbs toward body, to restore circulation. Give hot coffee or tea, or hot lemonade. Wrap in blankets and put to bed. Chills indicate oncoming illness — see doctor!
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: arms, blanket, chill, chills, circulation, coffee, feet, foot, foot bath, fryer, heat, lemonade, mustard, rub, rubbing, tea, thighs | Comment (0)
Give citrate of magnesia, or Epsom or Rochelle salt, or castor oil. Cracked ice slowly melted in the mouth generally relieves sick stomach.
Hot, clear coffee given after any of the above medicines counteracts greatly the nauseating effect.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: bile, castor oil, citrate of magnesia, coffee, cracked ice, epsom, epsom salt, fryer, magnesia, nausea, rochelle, rochelle salt, sick stomach, stomach | Comment (0)
Lump of sugar saturated with vinegar will usually cure hiccoughs in a child. Drink of water often brings immediate relief. In prolonged cases of hiccoughing, weak, hot coffee with cream and sugar given at frequent intervals has cured the patient.
Source: Civic League Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: civic, coffee, cream, hiccough, hiccoughs, hiccup, hiccups, sugar, vinegar, water | Comment (0)
When so large a quantity of laudanum has been swallowed as to produce dangerous effects, the fatal drowsiness has been prevented when all other remedies have failed, by administering a cup of the strongest possible coffee. The patient has revived and recovered, and no ill effects have followed.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: antidote, coffee, drowsiness, laudanum, leslie | Comment (0)
Sprinkle fresh ground coffee, on a shovel of hot coals, or burn sugar on the shovel. This is an old-fashioned disinfectant, still good.
Source: Things Mother Used To Make, L.M. GurneyFiled under Remedy | Tags: coal, coals, coffee, disinfectant, gurney, odor, odors, odour, odours, shovel, smell, smells, sugar | Comment (0)
The following is a refreshing disinfectant for a sick room, or any room that has an unpleasant aroma prevading it: Put some fresh ground coffee in a saucer, and in the centre place a small piece of camphor gum, which light with a match. As the gum burns, allow sufficient coffee to consume with it. The perfume is very pleasant and healthful, being far superior to pastiles, and very much
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, camphor gum, coffee, disinfectant, pastiles, sick room, sickroom, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Sprinkle fresh ground coffee on a shovel of hot coals, or burn sugar on hot coals. Vinegar boiled with myrrh, sprinkled on the floor and furniture of a sick room, is an excellent deodorizer.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: coals, coffee, deodorizer, disinfectant, myrrh, sick room, sickroom, sugar, vinegar, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Smoke in a common clean pipe equal quantities of ground coffee and rich pine saw-dust. My husband finds almost instant relief when his throat and lungs are sore. Swallow all the smoke you can.
Source: Mrs Owens’ Cook Book and Useful Household Hints, Frances OwensFiled under Remedy | Tags: coffee, cough, coughs, lungs, owens, pine, pipe, sawdust, smoke, throat | Comment (0)