The toilet of Flora; or, A collection of the most simple and approved methods of preparing baths, essences [&c.] with receipts for cosmetics of every kind. New eit. [sic].

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Page 243 - 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 227 - 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 230 - ... 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 15 - Flesh grow close to the Root of the Enamel. Take an ounce of 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 225 - Iron-moulds .out of Linen — Hold the iron-mould on the cover of a tankard of boiling water, and rub on the spot a little juice of sorrel and a little salt ; and, when the cloth has thoroughly imbibed the juice, wash it in lye.
Page 40 - ... of fresh Damask Roses, and let them stand in infusion for twenty four hours. Then put the whole into a glass alembic, lute on a head of receiver, and place it on sand heat. Distil at first with a gentle fire, which is to be encreased gradually till the drops follow each other as quick as possible; draw off the water as long as it continues to run clear, then put out the fire, and let the alembic stand till cold. The distilled water at first will have very little fragrancy, but after being exposed...
Page 196 - 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 230 - 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 199 - Honey Soap. TAKE four ounces of White Soap, and as much Honey, half an ounce of Salt of Tartar, and two or three drachms of the diftilled Water of Fumitory; mix the whole together. This Soap cleanfes the K4 {kin flun well, and renders it delicately white and fmooth.
Page 200 - ... in fine powder; then steep half a pound of fresh marshmallow roots, bruised in the distilled water...

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