Apply oil of cinnamon often as possible. A camel’s hair brush may be used, but it is not necessary. A five-cent vial has been found sufficient to remove a large seed wart.
Source: 1001 Household Hints, Ottilie V. AmesFiled under Remedy | Tags: ames, brush, cinnamon, oil of cinnamon, skin, wart, warts | Comment (0)
Rash, especially on young children, caused by heat. Wash with warm water and soap. Apply alcohol (one part to three of water). Dust with talcum powder.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, child, children, fryer, heat, prickly heat, rash, skin, soap, talcum, talcum powder | Comment (0)
The poison ivy plant has three leaves in clusters.
Do not scratch. Mop on rash a saturated solution of Epsom salt (as much as can be dissolved in a cup of water); or, wash with saturated solution boric acid. Allow it to dry in the air.
Lime water may be used in place of boric acid.
Wash the affected surface every day, dry and repeat treatment.
Sweet fern tea is very good. Steep the sweet fern in boiling water an hour, and apply to rash.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: boric acid, epsom salt, fryer, itch, itching, ivy, lime water, poison ivy, rash, salt, scratch, skin, sweet fern, sweet fern tea, tea | Comment (0)
Melt together two ounces of oil of almonds, and one drachm each of white wax and spermaceti ; while warm add two ounces of rose-water, and orange flower water half an ounce. Nothing better than this will be found in the range of toilet salves.”
Source: The Housekeeper’s Friend: A Practical CookbookFiled under Remedy | Tags: almonds, cold cream, cream, face, hands, housekeeper, oil of almonds, orange, orange flower water, rose, rose water, salve, skin, spermaceti, wax, white wax | Comment (0)
For itching which affects the whole body, give a bath; apply sulphur ointment.
Sulphur ointment is made by rubbing 2 tbsp. flowers of sulphur into a dessertspoonful of lard.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: flowers of sulphur, fryer, itch, itching, lard, ointment, skin, sulfur, sulphur, sulphur ointment | Comment (0)
Apply boric acid ointment, or touch frequently with spirit of nitre or spirit of camphor.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: boric acid, camphor, cold sore, cold sores, fever, fever blisters, fryer, mouth, nitre, ointment, skin, spirit of camphor, spirit of nitre | Comment (0)
To remove stains, rub a slice of raw potato upon the stains; or wash the hands in lemon juice or steeped laurel-leaves.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: hand, hands, laurel, laurel leaves, lemon, lemon juice, potato, raw potato, skin, stain, stained, stains, whitehouse | Comment (0)