To give a fine color to the nails, the hands and fingers must be well lathered and washed with fine soap; then the nails must be rubbed with equal parts of cinnebar and emery, followed by oil of bitter almonds. To take white spots from the nails, melt equal parts of pitch and turpentine in a small cup; add to it vinegar and powdered sulphur. Rub this on the nails and the spots will soon disappear.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: bitter almond, cinnebar, emery, finger, fingers, hand, hands, nail, nails, oil of bitter almond, pitch, soap, sulfur, sulphur, turpentine, vinegar, whitehouse | Comment (0)
When a nail is run into the foot apply grated beet; keep the foot still, and elevated. Or, bathe in a strong tea of wormwood and then bind slices of fat bacon upon the wound.
Source: Mrs Hill’s New Cook-BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: bacon, beet, fat bacon, feet, foot, hill, nail, wormwood, wound | Comment (0)