August 30th, 2015

One tablespoon lard, one teaspoon pulverized soapstone; simmer together.

Source: The Kansas Home Cook-Book

Sweating, to Cause

June 3rd, 2008

“Wet flannel cloth in vinegar, lay it on a hot soapstone and wrap in cloth. Take it to bed and you will sweat.” This creates a steam and of course will produce sweating very quickly.

Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. Ritter