One and a half pound of mutton tallow, one ounce of camphor gum, one ounce of glycerine, melted; when thoroughly mixed put away to cool. Rub on at night.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, camphor, camphor gum, chapping, glycerin, glycerine, gum, hands, mutton, mutton tallow, ointment, soften, tallow | Comment (0)
To soften the hands: One can have the hands in soap-suds with soft soap without injury to the skin if the hands are dipped in vinegar or lemon juice immediately after. The acids destroy the corrosive effects of the alkali, and make the hands soft and white. Indian meal and vinegar or lemon juice used on hands where roughened by cold or labor will heal and soften them. Rub the hands in this, then wash off thoroughly and rub in glycerine. Those who suffer from chapped hands will find this comforting.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: glycerin, glycerine, hand, hands, indian meal, lemon, lemon juice, skin, soap, soft, soften, vinegar, whitehouse | Comment (0)