Sometimes little black specks appear about the base of the nose, or on the forehead, or in the hollow of the chin which are called ‘fleshworms,’ and are occasioned by coagulated lymph that obstructs the pores of the skin. They may be squeezed out by pressing the skin, and ignorant persons suppose them to be little worms. They are permanently removed by washing with warm water, and severe friction with a towel, and then applying a little of the following preparation:–
Liquor of potassa 1 oz.
Cologne 2 oz.
White brandy. 4 oz.
The warm water and friction alone are sometimes sufficient.
Source: The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness, Florence HartleyFiled under Remedy | Tags: blackhead, brandy, cologne, face, fleshworms, forehead, hartley, lymph, nose, potassa, skin, towel | Comment (0)
Oil of lavender two drachms, oil of rosemary one drachm and a half, orange, lemon and bergamot, one drachm each of the oil; also two drachms of the essence of musk, attar of rose ten drops, and a pint of proof spirit. Shake all together thoroughly three times a day for a week.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: attar of rose, bergamot, cologne, cologne water, essence of musk, lavender, lemon, musk, orange, perfume, proof spirit, rose, rosemary, spirit, whitehouse | Comment (0)
A fine cologne is prepared from -one gallon of deoderized alcohol, to it add one ounce of oil of lavender, one ounce of oil of orange, two drachms of oil of cedrat, one drachm of oil of neroli, or orange flowers, one drachm of oil of rose, and one drachm of ambergris. Mix well, and keep for three weeks in a cool place.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, ambergris, cedrat, cologne, deodorized alcohol, housekeeper, lavender, neroli, oil of cedrat, oil of lavender, oil of neroli, oil of orange, oil of rose, orange, orange flower, orange flowers, rose | Comment (0)
White whisky one gallon, attar of rose ten drops, musk ten grains, oil of lavender one-half ounce, oil of lemon one-half ounce, oil of bergamot one-half ounce, four Tonka beans cut fine. Let it stand ten or twelve days, shaking it daily.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: attar of rose, bergamot, cologne, housekeeper, lavender, lemon, musk, oil of bergamot, oil of lavender, oil of lemon, rose, tonka, tonka bean, tonka beans, whisky, white whisky | 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)
Into a wineglass of eau-de-cologne and a wineglass of lemon-juice, scrape two cakes of brown Windsor soap very finely, and mix well. When it becomes hard it will be an excellent soap for whitening the hands.
Source: Cassell’s Household GuideFiled under Remedy | Tags: cassell, cologne, eau-de-cologne, hand, hands, lemon, lemon juice, skin, soap, whitening | Comment (0)
A curling fluid which is easily prepared may be made of quince seeds and hot water. Pour a pint of hot water over about three teaspoonfuls of seeds and allow it to stand for several hours. Later it may be thinned by water or cologne. About two tablespoonfuls of cologne will suffice. Moisten the hair with this fluid before curling.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, cologne, curl, curling, curls, hair, quince, seeds | Comment (0)
One ounce powdered borax, two ounces cologne, one quart alcohol, three quarts rain water; bathe with the solution three times a day.
Persons afflicted with an eruption known as prickly heat, will find the above solution very soothing.
Source: The Kansas Home Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, borax, cologne, eruption, face, hands, kansas, prickly heat, rash, skin, whitening | Comment (0)
Digest half an ounce of pine tar in a pint of water for forty-eight hours, stirring occasionally; filter, and put with the other fluid, then add one pint of bay rum, one ounce each of cologne and tincture of cantharides, two ounces of glycerin and ten ounces of distilled water. Apply daily, using a tonic brush.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: cantharides, cologne, glycerin, glycerine, hair, head, pine, pine tar, rum, tar, tonic | Comment (0)
Bathe three times a day in a preparation of three quarts water, one quart alcohol, two ounces of cologne and one of borax, in proportion of two teaspoons mixture to two tablespoons soft water.
Source: The Ladies’ Book of Useful InformationFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, borax, cologne, face, freckles, skin, tan | Comment (0)