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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-8

 

 

 

WASHES FOR THE FACE. 

 

We do not approve of face washes, but as some ladies will use them, we 

recommend the following as harmless: Dampen with glycerine tempered 

with rose-water, then powder with the finest magnesia. It imparts a 

charming whiteness. 

 

Less harmless, but more frequently used, is to procure five cents' 

worth of bismuth, of flake white, and of powdered chalk; mix with five 

cents' worth of rose-water. Great care must be taken to wash off this 

preparation before retiring to rest, as the bismuth is of a hurtful 

nature. 

 

=To Remove Freckles.=--Freckles are of two kinds: Those occasioned by 

exposure to the sunshine, and consequently evanescent, are denominated 

"summer freckles"; those which are constitutional and permanent are 

called "cold freckles." With regard to the latter, it is impossible to 

give any advice which will be of value. They result from causes not to 

be affected by mere external applications. Summer freckles are not 

difficult to deal with, and with a little care the skin may be kept 

free from this cause of disfigurement by using either of the following 

lotions:-- 

 

First: Scrape horse-radish into a cup of sour milk, let it stand 

twelve hours, strain, and apply two or three times a day. 

 

Second: Into half a pint of milk squeeze the juice of a lemon, with a 

spoonful of brandy, and boil, skimming well; add a dram of rock alum. 

Apply freely. 

 

=Magic Lotion for Removing Freckles.=--Dissolve three grains of borax in 

five drams each of rose-water and orange-flower water. A splendid and 

harmless remedy is equal parts of pure glycerine and rose-water, 

applied every night and allowed to dry on the skin. 

 

=To Remove Freckles and Tan.=--Tincture of benzoin, one pint; tincture 

of tolu, one-half pint; oil rosemary, one-half ounce. Put one 

teaspoonful of the above mixture in one-quarter pint of water, and 

then with a towel thoroughly bathe the face. Do this every night and 

morning. 

 

=To Expel Freckles.=--Finely powdered nitre is excellent. Apply it to 

the face with the finger moistened with water and dipped in the 

powder. 

 

=Cleopatra's Freckle Balm.=--A splendid article. Venice soap, one ounce; 

lemon juice, half ounce; oil of bitter almonds, quarter ounce; 

deliquidated oil of tartar, quarter ounce; oil of rhodium, three 

drops. Dissolve the soap in the lemon juice, then add the two oils, 

and put the whole in the sun till it acquires the consistency of 

ointment, and then add the oil rhodium. Anoint the freckly face at 

night with this balm, and wash in the morning with pure water. 

 

=Lemon Cream for Sunburn and Freckles.=--Put two spoonfuls of sweet 

cream into half a pint of new milk, squeeze into it the juice of a 

lemon, add half a glass of genuine French brandy, a little alum and 

loaf sugar; boil the whole, skim it well, and when cool it is fit for 

use. 

 


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