The Toilet of Flora, Or A Collection of the Most Simple and Approved Methods of Preparing Baths, Essences ...: For the Use of the Ladies

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W. Nicoll, 1772 - Cosmetics - 272 pages

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Page 16 - Myrrh in fine powder, two spoonfuls of the best white Honey, and a little green Sage in fine powder; mix them well together, and rub the teeth and gums with a little of this Balsam every night and morning.
Page 264 - Roses, Jasmine, and Tuberoses. You must procure a box lined with dry white paper; in this strow your Snuff on the bottom about the thickness of an inch, over which place a thin layer of Flowers, then another layer of Snuff, and continue to lay your Flowers and Snuff alternately in this manner, until the box is full. After they have lain together four and twenty hours, sift your Snuff through a sieve to separate it from the Flowers, which are to be thrown away, and fresh ones applied in their room...
Page 247 - To take out Spots of Ink. As soon as the accident happens, wet the place with juice of sorrel or lemon, or with vinegar, and the best hard white soap* 684.
Page 30 - ... penetrated by a worm. The teeth therefore, are to be cleaned, but with great precaution, for if you wear the enamel off faster by cleaning the outside than nature supplies it within, your teeth will suffer more by this method than perhaps by a total neglect. A butcher's skewer, or the wood with which they are made, must be bruised and bit at the end, till with a little use it will become the softest and best brush for this purpose, and in general you must clean your teeth with this brush alone,...
Page 251 - ... out, then with a lemon or sorrel juice take out the spots of ink, if the carpet be stained with any, wash it in cold water, and afterwards shake out all the water from the threads of the carpet ; when it is thoroughly dry rub it all over with the crumb of a hot wheaten loaf, and if the weather is very fine hang it out in the open air a night or two.
Page 29 - PRESERVATION OF THE TEETH AND GUMS. -The teeth are bones, thinly covered over with a fine enamel, and this enamel is more or less substantial in different persons. Whenever this enamel is worn through by too coarse a powder, or too frequently cleaning the teeth, or eaten through by a scorbutic humour in the gums, the tooth cannot remain long sound, any more than a filbert-kernel can, when it has been penetrated by a worm.
Page 216 - Bag to wear in the Pocket. TAKE thin Perfian, and make into little bags about four inches wide, in the form of an oblong fquare. Rub the infide lightly with a little Civet, then fill them with coarfe powder a la Marechale, or any other odoriferous Powder you...
Page 250 - To clean Turkey Carpets. To revive the colour of a Turkey carpet, beat it well with a stick till the dust is all got out ; then, with a lemon or sorrel juice, take out the spots of ink, if the carpet be stained with any ; wash it in cold water, and afterwards shake out all the water from the threads of the carpet. When it is thoroughly dry, rub it all over with the crumb of a hot wheaten...
Page 9 - HAIR OIL. Boil half a pound of green southern wood, in a pint and a half of sweet oil, and half a pint of port wine. When sufficiently boiled, remove it from the fire, and strain the liquor through a linen bag. Repeat this operation three times, with fresh southern wood ; and the last time add to the strained materials, two ounces of bear's grease. It is excellent for promoting the growth of the hair, and preventing baldness.
Page 265 - Snuff, between two pieces of of white paper pricked full of holes with a large pin, and fift through a fieve the Snuff that may happen to get between the papers. To fcent the Snuff perfectly it is neceffary to renew the Flowers four, or five times.

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