Dirty straw hats become clean when wet with lemon juice and brushed with cornmeal.
Ink stains and rust spots vanish when moistened with the juice and hung into the sun.
Fruit-stained hands become white with the application of lemon juice.
Indigestion is relieved by the juice of half a lemon and a little salt in a cup of hot water.
Source: 1001 Household Hints, Ottilie V. AmesFiled under Remedy | Tags: ames, cornmeal, hat, indigestion, ink, lemon, lemons, rust, salt, stain, stains, straw | 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)
This is the composition commonly, but erroneously called salt of lemon, and is excellent for removing ink and other stains from the hands, and for taking ink spots out of white clothes. Pound together in a marble mortar an ounce of salt of sorrel, and an ounce of the best cream of tartar, mixing them thoroughly. Then, put it in little wooden boxes or covered gallipots, and rub it on your hands when they are stained, washing them in cold water, and using the acid salt instead of soap; a very small quantity will immediately remove the stain. In applying it to linen or muslin that is spotted with ink or fruit juice, hold the stained part tightly stretched over a cup or bowl of boiling water. Then with your finger rub on the acid salt till the stain disappears. It must always be done before the article is washed.
This mixture costs about twenty-five cents, and the above quantity (if kept dry) will be sufficient for a year or more.
Ink stains may frequently be taken out of white clothes by rubbing on (before they go to the wash) some bits of cold tallow picked from the bottom of a mould candle; Leave the tallow sticking on in a lump, and when the article comes from the wash, it will generally be found that the spot has disappeared. This experiment is so easy and so generally successful that it is always worth trying. When it fails, it is in consequence of some peculiarity in the composition of the ink.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: acid, acid salt, cream of tartar, fruit juice, gallipot, hand, hands, ink, ink stain, ink-spot, leslie, linen, mortar, muslin, salt, salt of lemon, salt of sorrel, sorrel, stain, stains, tallow | Comment (0)
Dip the ink spot in pure melted tallow, then wash out the tallow and the ink will come out with it. This is said to be unfailing. Milk will remove ink from linen or colored muslins, when acids would be ruinous, by soaking the goods until the spot is very faint and then rubbing and rinsing in cold water.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: ink, laundry, linen, milk, muslin, muslins, stain, stain removal, tallow, whitehouse | Comment (0)
Ink spilled upon carpets or on woolen table-covers can be taken out, if washed at once in cold water. Change the water often, and continue till the stain is gone.
Source: The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking, H. CampbellFiled under Remedy | Tags: campbell, carpet, carpets, ink, ink-spot, ink-spots, spot, stain, table-cover, wool, woolen, woollen | Comment (0)
Take the yolk of an egg, entirely free from the white, and with a soft brush apply it on the spot until the grease appears removed or dissolved. Wash off the egg with moderately warm water, and then rinse off the whole with clean cold water.
Another. Lay a quantity of Magnesia or French chalk on the grease spot, and apply to it a hot flatiron: repeat till it is all out.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: chalk, egg, egg yoik, flatiron, french chalk, grease, magnesia, prescott, spot, spots, stain | Comment (0)
Equal parts of lemon juice, salt, powdered starch, and soft soap ; rub on thickly, and lay on the grass in the hot sun ; repeat this process two or three times a day.
Source: The Unrivalled Cook-Book and Housekeeper’s Guide, Mrs WashingtonFiled under Remedy | Tags: grass, lemon, lemon juice, mildew, mould, salt, soap, stain, stain removal, starch, sun, washington | Comment (0)