Renowned for the past fifty years, is as follows: Take a quarter of an ounce of the chippings of alkanet root, tie this in a bit of coarse muslin and put it in a bottle containing eight ounces of sweet oil; cover it to keep out the dust; let it stand several days; add to this sixty drops of tincture of cantharides, ten drops of oil of rose, neroli and lemon each sixty drops; let it stand one week and you will have one of the most powerful stimulants for the growth of the hair ever known.
Another:–To a pint of strong sage tea, a pint of bay rum and a quarter of an ounce of the tincture of cantharides, add an ounce of castor oil and a teaspoonful of rose, or other perfume. Shake well before applying to the hair, as the oil will not mix.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: alkanet, alkanet root, bay rum, cantharides, castor oil, hair, lemon, macassar, muslin, neroli, oil, oil of rose, rose, rum, sage, scalp, sweet oil, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Lavender flowers one ounce, pulverized orris, two drachms, bruised rosemary leaves half ounce, musk five grains, attar of rose five drops. Mix well, sew up in small flat muslin bags, and cover them with fancy silk or satin.
These are very nice to keep in your bureau drawers or trunk, as the perfume penetrates through the contents of the trunk or drawers. An acceptable present to a single gentleman.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: attar of rose, bag, bags, lavender, lavender bags, lavender flowers, musk, muslin, orris, rose, rosemary, satin, scent, silk, whitehouse | Comment (0)
This is the composition commonly, but erroneously called salt of lemon, and is excellent for removing ink and other stains from the hands, and for taking ink spots out of white clothes. Pound together in a marble mortar an ounce of salt of sorrel, and an ounce of the best cream of tartar, mixing them thoroughly. Then, put it in little wooden boxes or covered gallipots, and rub it on your hands when they are stained, washing them in cold water, and using the acid salt instead of soap; a very small quantity will immediately remove the stain. In applying it to linen or muslin that is spotted with ink or fruit juice, hold the stained part tightly stretched over a cup or bowl of boiling water. Then with your finger rub on the acid salt till the stain disappears. It must always be done before the article is washed.
This mixture costs about twenty-five cents, and the above quantity (if kept dry) will be sufficient for a year or more.
Ink stains may frequently be taken out of white clothes by rubbing on (before they go to the wash) some bits of cold tallow picked from the bottom of a mould candle; Leave the tallow sticking on in a lump, and when the article comes from the wash, it will generally be found that the spot has disappeared. This experiment is so easy and so generally successful that it is always worth trying. When it fails, it is in consequence of some peculiarity in the composition of the ink.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: acid, acid salt, cream of tartar, fruit juice, gallipot, hand, hands, ink, ink stain, ink-spot, leslie, linen, mortar, muslin, salt, salt of lemon, salt of sorrel, sorrel, stain, stains, tallow | Comment (0)
Dip the ink spot in pure melted tallow, then wash out the tallow and the ink will come out with it. This is said to be unfailing. Milk will remove ink from linen or colored muslins, when acids would be ruinous, by soaking the goods until the spot is very faint and then rubbing and rinsing in cold water.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: ink, laundry, linen, milk, muslin, muslins, stain, stain removal, tallow, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Put the following ingredients into a very clean earthen pipkin:— Twenty sage leaves, a handful of red rose leaves, and a pint of water; boil these for twenty minutes, then add a gill of vinegar, and two table-spoonfuls of honey; boil again for ten minutes, and strain the gargle through a muslin rag, to be used when cold.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: astringent, francatelli, gargle, honey, muslin, pipkin, red rose, rose, rose leaves, sage, sore throat, stringent, throat, vinegar | Comment (0)
Put a table-spoonful of linseed into a clean earthen pot or pipkin with a quart of water, and a little orange or lemon rind; boil this gently for about ten minutes, and then strain it through muslin into a jug; sweeten with honey or sugar, add the juice of a lemon, stir all together, and give this beverage to allay irritation of the chest and lungs—in the latter case, the lemon juice had better be omitted. Linseed tea in its purest form is an excellent accessory in aiding to relieve such as are afflicted with gout, gravel, etc.
Source: A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes, C.E. FrancatelliFiled under Remedy | Tags: chest, flax, flaxseed, francatelli, gout, gravel, honey, irritation, lemon, lemon juice, linseed, lungs, muslin, orange, pipkin, rind, sugar, tea | Comment (0)
Make half a tumbler of strong lime water, let it set a few minutes; then strain the water through a thin muslin to the same quantity of linseed or sweet oil (neat’s or hog’s foot will answer); mix it well, and spread over the burn; wrap over linen cloths. Do not remove the cloth for several days; saturate it frequently with the lime and oil until the inflammation is subdued. Should the odor become offensive, apply cold poultices of the flour of slippery elm; spread over with pulverized charcoal. A plaster of lard and soot is also good for a burn. Heal with any simple salve — a very good one is made by stewing together heart leaves, white lily root, agrimony, a few leaves of the Jamestown weed, and sweet gum. When the strength of the herbs is extracted, strain the water; throw away leaves, etc.; add fresh unsalted butter, and simmer gently until the water has evaporated. Keep this on hand for common sores, in a close-covered box.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: agrimony, burn, burns, butter, charcoal, heart, heart leaves, hill, hog's foot oil, jamestown weed, lard, lime water, linen, linseed, linseed oil, muslin, neat's oil, poultice, salve, skin, slippery elm, soot, sores, sweet gum, sweet oil, weed, white lily, white lily root | Comment (0)
Into one gill of boiling water stir one tablespoonful of Indian meal; spread the paste thus made upon a cloth and spread over the paste one teaspoonful of mustard flour. If you wish a mild poultice, use a teaspoonful of mustard as it is prepared for the table, instead of the mustard flour.
Equal parts of ground mustard and flour made into a paste with warm water, and spread between two pieces of muslin, form the indispensable mustard plaster.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: cloth, indian meal, muslin, mustard, plaster, poultice, whitehouse | Comment (0)
A trouble scarcely to be named among refined persons is profuse perspiration, which ruins clothing and comfort alike. For this it is recommended to bathe frequently, putting into the water a cold infusion of rosemary, sage or thyme, and afterward dust the under-garments with a mixture of two and a half drachms of camphor, four ounces of orris-root, and sixteen ounces of starch, the whole reduced to impalpable powder. Tie it in a coarse muslin bag, (or one made of flannel is better if you wish to use it on the flesh,) and shake it over the clothes. This makes a very fine bathing powder.
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, flannel, housekeeper, muslin, orris, orris root, perspiration, powder, rosemary, sage, starch, sweat, thyme | Comment (0)
Peel, boil and mash the potatoes fine; put them in a thin muslin cloth and apply quite moist. It is considered better than bread as it will hold the heat and retain the moisture longer.
Source: 76: A Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: 76, mash, muslin, potato, potatoes, poultice | Comment (0)