One pound of washing soda, one pound of lard or clear tallow, half a pound of unslaked lime, one tablespoonful of salt, three quarts of water. Put the soda and lime in a large dish, and pour over the water, boiling hot; stir until dissolved; let it stand until clear, then pour off the clear liquid, add the grease and salt; boil four hours, then pour into pans to cool. If it should be inclined to curdle or separate, indicating the lime to be too strong, pour in a little more water, and boil again. Perfume as you please, and pour into molds or a shallow dish, and, when cold, cut into bars to dry.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: clear tallow, lard, lime, perfume, salt, soap, soda, tallow, toilet, toilet soap, unslaked lime, washing soda, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Be sure that the eggs are fresh. Place them points down in a stone jar or tight firkin, and pour over them the following brine, which is enough for a hundred and fifty:—
One pint of slacked lime, one pint of salt, two ounces of cream of tartar, and four gallons of water. Boil all together for ten minutes; skim, and, when cold, pour it over the eggs. They can also be kept in salt tightly packed, but not as well.
Source: The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking, H. CampbellFiled under Remedy | Tags: brine, campbell, cream of tartar, eggs, firkin, lime, salt, slacked lime, stone | Comment (0)
To half an ounce of lime-flowers, placed in a tea-pot or jug, pour a pint of boiling water, and when the infusion has stood for ten minutes, sweeten with honey or sugar, and drink the tea hot, to assuage the pains in the stomach and chest, arising from indigestion. This beverage may also be successfully administered in attacks of hysteria.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: chest, flower, francatelli, honey, hysteria, hysteric, hysterics, indigestion, lime, lime-flower, stomach, sugar, tea | Comment (0)
Cut or break the butter into very small pieces ; or, what is better, force it through a course wire sieve, so as to make it small as possible. Then put it into a churn with a sufficient quantity of new milk to swim it, and churn it well ; then take it out and work it well to free it from the milk, adding a little salt if necessary, and it will hardly be distinguished from entirely new butter.
Another way. To every pound of rancid butter, add a pint of water, into which has been put from twelve to fifteen drops of chloride of lime. Mix till all the particles are in contact with the water ; after letting it stand an hour or two, take it out and wash it in fresh water.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: butter, chloride, chloride of lime, churn, lime, milk, prescott, rancid, salt, sieve, tainted | Comment (0)
Powdered quicklime, two parts ; sulphuret of arsenic, one part ; starch, one part. Mix in fine powder, and keep in a close vessel.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: arsenic, excess hair, hair, lime, powder, prescott, quicklime, starch, superfluous hair | Comment (0)
Chloride of lime is au infallible preventive, as rats flee from its odor as from a pestilence. It should be thrown down their holes, and spread about wherever they are likely to come. It should be renewed once a fortnight.
Source: The Unrivalled Cook-Book and Housekeeper’s Guide, Mrs WashingtonFiled under Remedy | Tags: chloride of lime, hole, holes, lime, pesticide, pestilence, rat, rats, washington | Comment (0)
Quench some Lime in white Rosewater, then shake it very well, and use it at your pleasure; when you at any time have washed with it, anoint your face with Pomatum, made with Spermaceti and oyl of sweet Almonds.
Source: The Queen-like Closet or Rich Cabinet, Hannah WolleyFiled under Remedy | Tags: almond, almonds, face, lime, oil of almonds, pomatum, pox, rosewater, skin, smallpox, spermaceti, wolley | Comment (0)
- Linseed oil,
- Lime water,
of each equal parts. Mix them.
This liniment is extremely useful in cases of scalds or burns, being singularly efficacious in preventing, if applied in time, the inflammation subsequent to burns or scalds; or even in removing it, after it has come on.
It is also a species of soap, and might be called Soap of Lime, although it probably contains a great excess of oil.
Source: The Edinburgh New Dispensatory, Andrew DuncanFiled under Remedy | Tags: burn, burns, edinburgh, inflammation, lime, liniment, linseed, linseed oil, scald, scalds, skin, soap, soap of lime | Comment (0)
Coughs may be much alleviated, and dry throats cured, by glycerine and lime-juice taken at night. The glycerine should be diluted.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, cough, dry, glycerin, glycerine, juice, lime, throat | Comment (0)