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)
“Iodoform 1 teaspoonful.
Vaselin 1 ounce.”
Before applying the above salve it is very necessary to cleanse the affected parts with a solution made of one teaspoonful of salt to a pint of water. If the iodoform is offensive to some people, you may use the vaselin alone, although the iodoform is known to be one of the best healing remedies that can be obtained.
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: cut, cuts, epsom salts, iodoform, salve, skin, vaseline | Comment (0)
“Make a poultice of one cup of hot milk and common salt three teaspoonfuls; salt added gradually so it will not curdle. Cook until smooth and creamy, then add enough flour so it will spread but not be dry. Divide this into four poultices and apply in succession every half hour. This will remove the soreness and it should be kept oiled until healed.”
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: abscess, epsom salts, flour, milk, poultice, skin | Comment (0)
“Five cents’ worth of senna leaves, one tablespoonful of epsom salts in one quart of
cold water; cover and let stand over night, then strain and put in bottles. Take a wine-glass full every morning until you feel well.” This is from Mrs. Jonathan Shaw, she has used it with good results in her family. A physician in England told her if people would use this the year round they would seldom need a doctor.
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: blood, epsom salts, senna | Comment (0)
“Home remedies: We asked, and you answered.
It seems every family has one or two favorites. Many of them incorporate vinegar, salt, whiskey, Vicks VapoRub or honey. Some have been passed down for generations.”
Full story: Utica Observer-Dispatch, 7th February 2008Filed under News | Tags: bread, butter, camphor, egg, epsom salts, garlic, ginger, honey, News, olive oil, peppermint, valerian, vaseline, vicks, vinegar, whisky | Comment (0)