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prepared as follows: Add to a pint of French brandy, half an ounce of
benzoin, an ounce of red sandalwood, half an ounce of Brazil wood and
the same quantity of rock alum. Cork the bottle carefully, shake it
well once a day, and at the end of twelve days it will be fit for use.
The cheeks are to be lightly touched with it.
=Milk of Roses.=--This is a cosmetic. Pound an ounce of almonds in a
mortar very finely; then put in shavings of honey soap in a small
quantity. Add enough rose-water to enable you to work the composition
with the pestle into a fine cream; and in order that it may keep, add
to the whole an ounce of spirits of wine, by slow degrees. Scent with
otto of roses. Strain through muslin. Apply to the face with a sponge
or a piece of lint.
=Circassian Cream.=--This celebrated preparation is made, according to a
published recipe, in this way: Castor oil, one pint; almond oil, four
ounces; liquid potassa, three drams; essence of bergamot, oil of
cloves, and oil of lemon, in equal quantities; and about a dozen drops
of otto of roses.
=Toilet Vinegar.=--Add to the best malt vinegar, half a pint of cognac
and a pint of rose-water. Scent may be added, and if so, it should be
first mixed with the spirit before the other ingredients are put in.
=Bloom Rose.=--This is a preparation of carmine for the face and lips.
Take a quarter of a dram of carmine and place it in a phial with half
a dram of liquid ammonia; keep for a few days, occasionally shaking
the mixture; then dilute with two ounces of rose-water, to which half
a dram of essence of roses has been added. Draw off and keep a week or
ten days, then apply with the corner of a soft handkerchief, taking
care that if the color is too bright it is reduced by means of pure
=Certain Cure for Eruptions, Pimples, Etc.=--Having in numerous
instances seen the good effects of the following prescription, I can
certify to its perfect remedy: Dilute corrosive sublimate with the oil
of almonds, apply it to the face occasionally, and in few days a cure
will be effected.
=To Clear the Complexion, and Reduce the Size.=--It is essential that
the blood should be cleansed. Take a teaspoonful of powdered charcoal,
mixed with water or honey, for three successive nights, then use a
seidlitz powder to remove it from the system. It acts splendidly upon
the system and purifies the blood; but under no circumstances must the
physic be neglected to carry the chemicals from the system; if not,
ill effects are certain to follow.
=To Cure and Refine a Stippled or Blotched Skin.=--A small dose of
teraxacum every other night will most materially aid in refining the
skin. It is a month's or six weeks' job to accomplish the desired
result. You must also wear a mask of quilted cotton, wet in cold
water, over night. Do not get discouraged, for it is worth the
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