Small pieces of raw potato in a little water shaken vigorously inside bottles and lamp chimneys will clean them admirably. To clean a burned porcelain kettle boil peeled potatoes in it. Cold boiled potatoes not over-boiled, used as soap will clean the hands and keep them soft and healthy. To cleanse and stiffen silk, woolen and cotton fabrics use the following recipe:–Grate two good sized potatoes into a pint of clear, clean, soft water. Strain through a coarse sieve into a gallon of water and let the liquid settle. Pour the starchy fluid from the sediment, rub the articles gently in the liquid, rinse them thoroughly in clear water and then dry and press. Water in which potatoes are boiled is said to be very effective in keeping silver bright.
Source: Vaughan’s Vegetable Cook BookFiled under Remedy | Tags: bottle, bottles, chimney, cotton, fabric, fabrics, hand, hands, lamp, porcelain, potato, potatoes, silk, silver, soap, starch, vaughan, wool | Comment (0)
Four ounces of ammonia, four ounces of white Castile soap cut fine, two ounces of alcohol, two ounces of Price’s glycerine and two ounces of ether. Put the soap in one quart of water over the fire; when dissolved add four quarts of water; when cold add the other ingredients, bottle and cork tight. It will keep indefinitely. It should be made of soft water or rain water. To wash woolens, flannels, etc., take a teacup of the liquid to a pail of lukewarm water, and rinse in another pail of water with half a cup of the cream. Iron while damp on the wrong side. For removing grass stains, paint, etc, use half water and half cream.
Source: The Golden Age Cook Book, H. L. DwightFiled under Remedy | Tags: alcohol, ammonia, castile soap, cream, dwight, ether, flannel, glycerin, glycerine, grass, japanese cream, paint, soap, stains, wool | 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)
Grate raw potatoes to a fine pulp in clean water, and pass the liquid matter through a coarse sieve into another vessel of water ; let the mixture stand still till the fine white particles of the potatoes settle to the bottom; then pour off the liquor from the sediment, and preserve it for use. The article to be cleaned should be laid upon a cloth on a table ; dip a clean sponge into the liquor, and apply it to the article to be cleaned, till the dirt is perfectly separated, then rinse it in clean water several times. Two middle size potatoes will be sufficient for a pint of water. Should there be any grease spots on the articles, they should be previously extracted.
Source: Valuable Receipts, J.M. PrescottFiled under Remedy | Tags: clean, cleaning, cotton, dirt, grease, laundry, potato, potatoes, prescott, silk, silks, water, wool, woolen | Comment (0)
The plugging of the cavity with wool soaked in turpentine is at once rapid and effectual.
Source: Audel’s Household Helps, Hints and ReceiptsFiled under Remedy | Tags: audel, bleeding, blood, extraction, haemorrage, haemorrhage, hemorrhage, mouth, teeth, tooth, turpentine, wool, wound | Comment (0)
Moths are very apt to eat woollen and fur garments early in the summer. To keep them from the garments, take them late in the spring, when not worn, and put them in a chest, with considerable camphor gum. Cedar chips, or tobacco leaves, are also good for this purpose. When moths get into garments, the best thing to destroy them is to hang the garments in a closet, and make a strong smoke of tobacco leaves under them. In order to do it, have a pan of live coals in the closet, and sprinkle on the tobacco leaves.
Source: The American HousewifeFiled under Remedy | Tags: camphor, cedar, clothes, fur, gum, housewife, moths, smoke, tobacco, wool | Comment (0)
Twenty minutes in the smoke of wool or woolen cloth will take the pain out of the worst case of inflammation arising from any wound. All danger from lock-jaw will be removed if this remedy is resorted to.
Source: Mrs Owens’ Cook Book and Useful Household Hints, Frances OwensFiled under Remedy | Tags: inflammation, lock-jaw, lockjaw, owens, smoke, tetanus, wool | Comment (0)
“Apply hot woolen cloths to abdomen as hot as can be wrung out, change every few minutes. My life was saved twice when I was several hundred miles from a doctor by this treatment.” This simple but never failing remedy is easily prepared and, as we all know, heat is the most essential thing for this trouble, especially moist heat.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: abdomen, bowels, inflammation, wool | Comment (0)
“Every little while we read of someone who has run a rusty nail in his foot or some other part of his person, and lockjaw has resulted therefrom. All such wounds can be healed without any fatal consequences following them. It is only necessary to smoke such wounds or any wound or bruise that is inflamed, with burning wood or woolen cloth. Twenty minutes in the smoke will take the pain out of the worst case of inflammation arising from any wound I ever saw.” Put on a poultice of bread and milk, changing every five or ten minutes. After this bind on salt pork and keep on for several days.
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: bread, bruise, foot, lockjaw, milk, pork, poultice, smoke, tetanus, wool, wound | Comment (0)
“Smoke the wound for twenty minutes in the smoke of burnt woolen cloths. This is considered a never failing remedy.”
Source: Mother’s Remedies: Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remidies from Mothers of the United States and Canada, T. J. RitterFiled under Remedy | Tags: lockjaw, smoke, tetanus, twitter-archive, wool | Comment (0)