A very simple trap can be prepared for these disagreeable pests by cutting four or five strips of paste-board, an inch or more in width, and placing them in a slanting position against the sides of a quart bowl or a common nappy [? – ed.]. Then pour into the basin (taking care not to touch its sides) some molasses and water, or stale beer and molasses, and as cockroaches are very fond of sweets, they will walk up the ladders of paste-board, and find a watery death. Pieces of wood will do as well. Several of these traps can be placed in the kitchen and pantry, night after night, and soon their number will be greatly lessened. Another way is to place pieces of unslacked lime where the cockroaches frequent, and they will be driven away. But care must be taken not to let water drip upon the quicklime, as it would produce combustion.
Still another way is to take quantities of powdered borax, and scatter it all about the shelves and the water pipes. The cockroaches do not like it and will not run over it. A solution of alum in boiling hot water will destroy them at once and also kill their larvae.
These insects always follow the water pipes in houses, but any of these simple remedies will keep them from putting in an appearance.
Source: Household Hints and Recipes, Henry T. WilliamsFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, beer, board, borax, cockroach, cockroaches, insect, insects, lime, molasses, pasteboard, pest, pests, quicklime, williams | Comment (0)
Give small bits of cracked ice. Soda mint. Lime water.
To crack ice: wrap a piece in a cloth, and hammer.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: cracked ice, fryer, ice, lime, lime water, nausea, sickness, soda, soda mint, stomach | Comment (0)
Rub them well with kerosene oil, leaving them covered with it a day or so; then rub them hard and well with finely powdered unslaked lime.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: kerosene, kerosene oil, knife, knives, lime, rust, steel, unslaked lime, whitehouse | Comment (0)
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)