Put into a wide-mouthed bottle four ounces of the best olive oil, with one ounce of the small parts of alkanet root. Stop up the bottle, and set it in the sun, (shaking it often,) till you find the liquid of a beautiful crimson. Then strain off the oil very clear from the alkanet root, put it into an earthen pipkin, and add to it an ounce of white wax, and an ounce and a half of the best mutton suet, which has been previously clarified, or boiled and skimmed. Set the mixture on the embers of coals, and melt it slowly: stirring it well. After it has simmered slowly far a little while, take it off; and while still hot, mix with it a few drops of oil of roses, or of oil of neroli, or tincture of musk.
Source: Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches, Eliza LeslieFiled under Remedy | Tags: alkanet, alkanet root, leslie, musk, mutton suet, neroli, oil of neroli, oil of roses, olive oil, pipkin, roses, suet, tincture of musk, wax, white wax | Comment (0)
One pint of olive oil, 1 ounce of gum camphor (pulverized), 2 ounces of white wax. Pour the olive oil into a covered vessel, place it over the fire, add the gum camphor and let slowly boil until the camphor is all dissolved, then add the wax, stirring thoroughly, until melted. Pour the contents of the vessel into glass jars and screw the tops firmly down. Keep in a dark place. This salve is to be used as a plaster over the throat and chest. In my own experience I have found it to be a most excellent remedy for croup. It is also very good for asthma.
Source: Tested Recipe Cook Book, Mrs H.L. WilsonFiled under Remedy | Tags: asthma, camphor, chest, croup, gum camphor, oil, olive oil, plaster, throat, wax, white wax, wilson | Comment (0)
Into two parts of melted white wax or spermaceti one part of carbolic acid crystals and two parts of chloral hydrate crystals are introduced, and the whole well stirred. Into this liquid thin layers of carbolized cotton wool are introduced and allowed to dry. A plug of this, slightly warmed, inserted into a hollow tooth, is said to give immediate relief.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, carbolic acid, carbolized, chloral hydrate, cotton, cotton wool, mouth, spermaceti, teeth, tooth, toothache, wax, white wax | Comment (0)
We give a few household remedies for the cure of these disagreeable companions. 1. Take half an ounce of white wax, one ounce of ox-marrow, two ounces of lard; melt slowly over a fire in a pipkin, and mix them well together; then strain through a linen cloth. 2. Before going to bed spread the ointment on the parts affected, feet or hands, taking care to wrap them up well. 3. Lemon juice rubbed on the inflamed parts is said to stop the itching. 4. A sliced onion dipped in salt has the same effect, but is apt to make the feet tender. 5. When the chilblains are broken, a little warm vinegar, or tincture of myrrh, is an excellent thing to bathe the wound and keep it clean. 6. Another useful remedy is a bread poultice, at bedtime, and in the morning apply a little resin ointment spread on a piece of lint or old linen.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, bread, chilblains, feet, hands, lard, lemon, lemon juice, linen, lint, marrow, myrrh, onion, ox-marrow, pipkin, poultice, resin, salt, skin, vinegar, wax, white wax | Comment (0)
Take of the oil of almonds two ounces, of spermaceti half an ounce, and white wax half an ounce. Put them in a close vessel, and set the vessel in a skillet of boiling water. When melted, beat the ingredients with rosewater until cold. Keep it in a tight box, or wide-mouthed bottle, corked up close.
Source: The American HousewifeFiled under Remedy | Tags: almond, almonds, cold cream, face, hands, housewife, oil of almonds, rosewater, skin, spermaceti, wax, white wax | Comment (0)
A favorite hair dressing is made of three ounces of olive oil, three-quarters of a drachm of oil of almonds, two drachms of palm oil, half an ounce of white wax, a quarter of a pound of lard, and three-quarters of a drachm of essence of bergamot. This strengthens the hair and prevents baldness.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: almonds, audel, baldness, bergamot, dressing, hair, hair care, lard, oil of almonds, olive oil, palm, palm oil, wax, white wax | Comment (0)