Take equal parts of cascarilla bark, in coarse powder, camomile flowers, and anise-seed, powdered and well mixed together. Two ounces of each will be sufficient to use for several times. Take up some hot coals upon a shovel, and sprinkle the powder over them very slowly; and as the smoke arises, carry the shovel into all parts of the room, and fumigate the air thoroughly. It destroys all disagreeable odors, and is said to prevent contagion in infectious diseases, such as diphtheria, scarlet fever, and the like.
Source: Household Hints and Recipes, Henry T. WilliamsFiled under Remedy | Tags: anise, aniseed, bark, camomile, cascarilla, cascarilla bark, chamomile, coals, diphtheria, fumigate, fumigation, odor, odour, scarlet fever, shovel, smoke, williams | Comment (0)
Sprinkle fresh ground coffee, on a shovel of hot coals, or burn sugar on the shovel. This is an old-fashioned disinfectant, still good.
Source: Things Mother Used To Make, L.M. GurneyFiled under Remedy | Tags: coal, coals, coffee, disinfectant, gurney, odor, odors, odour, odours, shovel, smell, smells, sugar | Comment (0)