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HE THAT PLAYS WITH FIRE MAY BE BURNT.
1s. 6d. per pound; white wax, 2s. 2d. 1583. Camphorated Dentiper pound; spermaceti, 2s. per pound; frice. Prepared chalk, one pound; rose and orange-flower waters, 6d. to 1s. camphor, one or two drachms. The camper pint.
phor must be finely powdered by 1580. To Soften the skin and moistening it with a little spirit of Improve the Complexion. – If wine, and then intimately mixing it flowers of sulphur be mixed in a little with the chalk. Prepared chalk will milk, and after standing an hour or two, cost about 6d., the camphor less than 1d. the milk (without disturbing the sul- The present price of camphor is under phur) be rubbed into the skin, it will 3s. per pound. keep it soft, and make the complexion 1584. Myrrh Dentifrice.-Powclear. It is to be used before washing. dered cuttlefish, one pound; powdered A lady of our acquaintance, being ex- myrrh, two ounces. Cuttlefish is ls. 8d. ceedingly anxious about her complexion, per pound, powdered myrrh, 3s. 6d. per adopted the above suggestion. In about pound. a fortnight she wrote to us to say that 1585. American Tooth Powthe mixture became so disagreeable after der.-Coral, cuttlefish bone, dragon's it had been made a few days, that she blood, of each eight drachms; burnt could not use it. We should have alum' and red sanders, of each four wondered if she could—the milk became drachms; orris root, eight drachms; putrid! A little of the mixture should cloves and cinnamon, of each half a have been prepared overnight with even- drachm; vanilla, eleven grains ; roseing milk, and used the next morning, wood, half a drachm; rose pink, eight Lut not afterwards. About a wine-glass- drachms. All to be finely powdered ful made for eachi occasion would suffice. and mixed.
1581. Eyelashes. The mode 1586. Quinine Tooth Powder. adopted by the beauties of the East to -Rose pink, two drachms; precipitated increase the length and strength of their chalk, twelve drachms; carbonate of eyelashes, is simply to clip the split ends magnesia, one drachm; quinine (sulwith a pair of scissors about once a phate), six grains. All to be well mixed month. Mothers perform the operation together. on their children, both male and female, 1587. Hair Dye. – A friend of when they are mere infants, watching ours, to whom we applied upon the the opportunity whilst they sleep. The subject, favoured us with the following practice never fails to produce the de- information:—“I have operated upon sired effect. We recommend it to the my own cranium for at least a dozen years, attention of our fair readers, as a safe and though I have heard it affirmed and innocent means of enhancing the that dyeing the hair will produce incharms wnich so many of them, no sanity, I am happy to think I am, as doubt, already possess.
yet, perfectly sane, and under no fear 1582. 'The Teeth. Dissolve two of being otherwise ; at all events, I am ounces of borax in three pints of water; wiser than I once was, when I paid five before quite cold, add thereto one tea- shillings for what I can now make myspoonful of tincture of myrrh, and one self for less than twopence!
but to tablespoonful of spirits of camphor: the question ;-I procure lime, which I bottle the mixture for use. One wine- speedily reduce to powder by throwing glassful of the solution, added to half a a little water upon it, then mix this pint of tepid water, is sufficient for each with litharge (three quarters lime, and application. This solution, applied daily, a quarter litharge), which I sist through preserves and beautifies the teeth, ex- a fine hair sieve, and then I have what tirpates tartarous adhesion, produces a is sold at a high price under the name pearl-like whiteness, arrests decay, and of Unique Powder,' and the most induces a healthy action in the gums.
effectual hair dye that has yet been
PLAY NOT WITH EDGED TOOLS.
discovered. But the application of it --Solution No. ii. Nitrate of silver, one is not very agreeable, though simple drachm; distilled or rain water, two enough :—Put a quantity of it in a
Dissolved and labelled No. ii. saucer, pour boiling water upon it, and 1589. Directions how to apply.--The mix it up with a knife like thick solution No. i. is first applied to the hair niustard ; divide the hair into thin with a tooth brush, and the application layers with a comb, and plaster the continued for fifteen or twenty minutes. mixture thickly into the layers to the The solution No. ii. is then brushed roots, and all over the hair. When it over, a comb being used to separate the is completely covered with it, lay over hairs, and allow the liquid to come in it a covering of damp blue or brown contact with every part. Care must be paper, then bind over it, closely, a taken that the liquid does not touch handkerchief, then put on a night- the skin, as the solution No. ii. procap, over all, and go to bed; in the duces a permanent dark stain on all morning brush out the powder," wash substances with which it comes in thoroughly with soap and warm water, contact. If the shade is not suffithen dry, curl, oil, &c. I warrant ciently deep, the operation may be rethat hair thus managed will be a per- peated. The hair should be cleansed manent and beautiful black, which I from grease before using the dye. Cost: dare say most people would prefer to hydrosulphuret of ammonia, 2s. 6d. per either grey or red.” Now, notwithstand- pound; solution of potash, 8d. per ing the patient endurance and satis- pound; nitrate of silver, 4s. 6d. per factory experience of our friend, we ounce; bottles, 10d. to ls. 5d. per very much doubt whether one person dozen. in a hundred would be content to 1590. TO TEST HAIR DYE.—To try envelope their heads in batter of this the effect of hair dye upon hair of any description, and then retire to rest. colour, cut off a lock and apply the dye To rest! did we say ? We envy not thoroughly as directed above. This will the slumbers enjoyed under these cir- be a guarantee of success, or will at cumstances. We fancy we can do least guard against failure. something still better for those who 1591. THE PROPER APPLICATION OF are ashamed of their grey hairs. The Hair DYES.—The efficacy of hair dyes hair dyes formeriy used produced very depends as much upon their proper objectionable tints. Latterly several application as upon their chemical comperfumers have been selling dyes, con- position. If not evenly and patiently sisting of two liquids to be used in applied, they give rise to a mottled and succession, at exceedingly high prices, dirty condition of the hair. A lady, for such as 78., 14s., and 21s. a case. The instance, attempted to use the lime and composition has been kept a close litharge dye, and was horrified on the secret in the hands of a few. The pro- following morning to find her hair curing of it for publication in this work spotted red and black, almost like the has been attended with considerable skin of a leopard. She wrote to us in difficulty, but our readers may take it great excitement and implored our aid. as an earnest that no pains or expense But what could we do? The mixture will be spared to afford really useful had not been properly applied. Our information.
own hair is becoming grey, and we don't 1588. Hair DYE, USUALLY STYLED mind telling the reader what we intend COLOMBIAN, ARGENTINE, &c., &c.—So- to do: we have resolved to let it remain lution No. i., Hydrosulphuret of am- so, and bear “our grey hairs to the monia, one ounce; solution of potash, grave," deeming them to be no disthree drachms; distilled or rain water, honour. one ounce (all by measure). Mix, and 1592. Compounds to Promote put into small bottles, labelling it No. i. the Growth of Hair.- When the
A BIRD'S-NEST IS A NATURAL EGG-CUB.
hair falls off, from diminished action of one quart of boiling water; when cool, the scalp, preparations of cantharides the solution will be ready for use; often prove useful; they are sold under damp the hair frequently. This wash the names of Dupuytren's Pomade, effectually cleanses, beautifies, and Cazenaze's Ponade, &c. The follow- strengthens the hair, preserves the ing directions are as good as any of the colour, and prevents early baldness. more complicated receipts :
The camphor will form into lumps 1593. POMADE AGAINST BALDNESS. after being dissolved, but the water -Beef marrow, soaked in several will be sufficiently impregnated. waters, melted and strained, half a 1597. Hair Oils.-Rose OIL.pound; tincture of cantharides (made Olive oil, one pint, ls.; otto of roses, by soaking for a week one drachm of five to sixteen drops, 2s. 6d. per drachm. powdered cantharides in one ounce of Essence of bergamot, being much cheaper proof spirit), one ounce; oil of berga- (1s. per ounce), is commonly used inmot, twelve drops. Powdered cantha- stead of the more expensive otto of roses. rides, 8d. per ounce; bergamot, ls. per 1598. RED ROSE OIL. The same.
The oil coloured before scenting, by 1594. ERASMUS Wilson's LOTION steeping in it one drachm of alkanet AGAINST BALDNESS.—Eau-de-Cologne, root, with a gentle heat, until the two ounces; tincture of cantharides, desired tint is produced. Alkanet root, two drachms; oil of lavender or rose-6d. to 8d. per pound. mary, of either ten drops. These appli- 1599. OIL OF ROSES. Olive oil, cations must be used once or twice a two pints; otto of roses, one drachm; day for a considerable time; but if the oil of rosemary, one drachm : mix. scalp become sore, they must be dis- It may be coloured red by steeping a continued for a time, or used at longer little alkanet root in the oil (with heat) intervals.
before scenting it. 1595. Bandoline, or Fixature. 1600. Pomatums.-For making -Several preparations are used; the pomatums, the lard, fat, suet, or marrow following are the best:-i. Mucilage of used must be carefully prepared by clean picked Irish moss, made by boil-being melted with as gentle a heat as ing a quarter of an ounce of the moss possible, skimmed, strained, and cleared in one quart of water until sufficiently from the dregs which are deposited on thick, rectified spirit in the proportion standing. of a teaspoonful to each bottle. to pre- 1601. COMMON POMATUM.—Mutton vent its being mildewed. The quantity suet, prepared as above, one pound; of spirit varies according to the time it lard, three pounds; carefully melted requires to be kept. Irish moss, 3d. to together, and stirred constantly as it 4d. per lb.-ij. Gum tragacanth, one cools, two ounces of bergamot being drachm and a half; water, half a pint; added. proof spirit (made by mixing equal 1602. HARD POMATUM.-Lard and parts of rectified spirit and water), mutton suet carefully prepared, of each three ounces; otto of roses, ten drops; one pound; white wax, four ounces ; soak for twenty-four hours and strain. essence of bergamot, one ounce. Cost: Cost: tragacanth, 3s. 6d. per lb. ; rec- lard, 1s. per pound; suet, 6d. per tified spirit, 2s. 6d. per pint; otto of pound; white wax, 2s. 2d. per pound; roses, 2s. 6d. per drachm. Bergamot, essence of bergamot, ls. per ounce. at ls. per oz., may be substituted for 1603. Castor Oil Pomade.the otto of roses.
Castor oil, four ounces; prepared lard, 1596. Excellent Hair Wash. two ounces; white wax, two drachms; ~Take one ounce of borax, half an bergamot, two drachms; oil of lavender, ounce of camphor; powder these in- twenty drops. Melt the fat together, gredients fine, and dissolve them in and on cooling add the scents, and stir
A SWALLOW MAKES NOT SUMMER OR SPRING-TIME.
till cold. Cost of castor oil, 10d. per violent irritants, and require to be used pound; lard, 11d.; white wax, 2s. 2d. with the utmost caution. * * * * * per pound; bergamot, ls. per ounce. After all, the safest depilatory is a pair
1604. Superfluous Hair.–Any of tweezers, and patience.” remedy is doubtful; many of those 1605. To Clean Hair Brushes. commonly used are dangerous. The --As hot water and soap very soon safest plan is as follows :—The hairs soften the brir, and rubbing completes should be perseveringly plucked up by its destruction, use soda, dissolved in the roots, and the skin, having been cold water, instead; soda having an washed twice a day with warm soft affinity for grease, it cleans the brush water, without soap, should be treated with little friction. Do not set them with the following wash, commonly near the fire, nor in the sun, to dry, called MILK OF ROSES :-Beat four ounces but after shaking them well, set them of sweet almonds in a mortar, and add on the point of the handle in a shady half an ounce of white sugar during place. the process; reduce the whole to a 1606. A Roman Lady's Toilet. paste by pounding; then add, in small — The toilet of a Roman lady involved quantities at a time, eight ounces of an elaborate and very costly process. rose water. The emulsion thus formed It commenced at night, when the face, should be strained through a fine supposed to have been tarnished by cloth, and the residue again pounded, exposure, was overlaid with a poultice while the strained Auid should be composed of boiled or moistened flour, bottled in a large stoppered vial. To spread on with the fingers. Poppæan the pasty mass in the mortar add half unguents sealed the lips, and the lady an ounce of sugar, and eight ounces of was profusely rubbed with Cerona rose water, and strain again. This pro- ointment. In the morning, the poultice cess must be repeated three times. To and unguents were washed off, a bath the thirty-two ounces of fluid, add of asses' milk imparted a delicate whitetwenty grains of the bichloride of ness to the skin, and the pale face was mercury, dissolved in two ounces of freshened and revived with enamel. alcohol, and shake the mixture for five The full eyelids, which the Roman lady minutes. The fluid should be applied still knows so well how to use, now with a towel, immediately after wash- suddenly raising them to reveal a ing, and the skin gently rubbed with a glance of surprise or of melting tendry cloth till perfectly dry. Wilson, in derness, now letting them droop like a his work on Healthy Skin, writes as veil over the lustrous eyes,—the full follows :“Substances are sold by the rounded eyelids were coloured within, perfumers called depilatories, which are and a needle, dipped in jetty dye, represented as having the power of gave length to the eyebrows. The removing hair. But the hair is not forehead was encircled by a wreath, destroyed by these means, the root and or fillet, fastened in the luxuriant hair, that part of the shaft implanted within which rose in front in a pyramidal pile, the skin still remain, and are ready to formed of successive ranges of curls, shoot up with increased vigour as soon giving the appearance of more than as the depilatory is withdrawn. The ordinary height. effect of the depilatory is the same, in this respect, as that of a razor, and
1607. The Young Lady's the latter is, unquestionably, the better
Toilette. remedy. It must not, however, be
i. Self-Knowledge-The Enchanted Mirror. imagined that depilatories are negative This curious glass will bring your faults to remedies, and that, if they do no per- light, manent good, they are, at least, harm- | And make yorr virtues shine both strong and less; that is not the fact; they are bright
WHAT IS DONE WELL ENOUGH, IS DONE QUICKLY ENOUGH,
ii. Contentment-Wash to smooth Wrinkles. 1608. Bathing.-If to preserve A daily portion of this essence use,
health be to save medical expenses, 'Twill smooth the brow, and tranquillity in- without even reckoning upon time and fuse.
comfort, there is no part of the houseiii. Truth-Fine Lip-salve. hold arrangement so important to the Use daily for your lips this precious dye, domestic economist as cheap conveniThey'll redden, and breathe sweet melody. ence for personal ablution. For this iv. Prayer-Mixture, giving Sweetness to the purpose baths upon a large and expenVoice.
sive scale are by no means necessary ; At morning, noon, and night this mixture
but though temporary or tin baths may take,
be extremely useful upon pressing occaYour tones, improved, will richer music make. sions, it will be found to be finally as
cheap, and much more readily convev. Compassion-Best Eye-water.
nient, to have a permanent bath conThese drops will add great lustre to the eye; When more you need, the poor will you supply. dwelling-house of moderate size, with
structed, which may be done in any vi. Wisdom-Solution prevent Eruptions out interfering with other general purIt calms the temper, beautifies the face, poses. As the object of these remarks And gives to woman dignity and grace.
is not vii. Attention and Obedience-Matchless Pair useful present essays, but merely
economic hints, it is unnecessary of Ear-rings.
to expatiate upon the architectural With these clear drops appended to the ear, arrangement of the bath, or, more proAttentive lessons you will gladly hear. perly speaking, the bathing-place, which viii. Neatness and Industry – Indispensable establishment, differing in size or shape
may be fitted up for the most retired Pair of Bracelets.
agreeably to the spare room that may Clasp them on carefully each day you live,
be appropriated to it, and serving to To good designs they efficacy give.
exercise both the fancy and the judgix. Patience-An Elastic Girdle. ment in its preparation.
Nor is it parThe more you use the brighter it will grow, ticularly necessary to notice the saluThough its least merit is external show.
brious effects resulting from the bath, 1. Principle-Ring of Tried Gold. beyond the two points of its being so Yield not this golden bracelet while you live, conducive to both health and cleanli"Twill sin restrain, and peace of conscience ness, in keeping up a free circulation of give.
the blood, without any violent mus
cular exertion, thereby really affording xi. Resignation-Necklace of Purest Pearl.
a saving of strength, and producing its This ornament embellishes the fair,
effects without any expense either to And teaches all the ills of life to bear.
the body or to the purse. xii. Love- Diamond Breast-pin.
1609. WHOEVER FITS UP A BATH Adorn your bosom with this precious pin,
in a house already built must be guided It shines without, and warms the heart within. by circumstances; but it will always
xiii. Politeness—A Graceful Bandeau. be proper to place it as near the kitchen The forehead neatly circled with this band, fireplace as possible, because from Will admiration and respect command. thence it may be heated, or at least
xiv. Piety-A Precious Diadem. have its temperature preserved, by Whoe'er this precious diadem shall own, means of hot air through tubes, or by Secures herself an everlasting crown. steam prepared by the culinary fire
xv. Good Temper, Universal Beautifier. place, without interfering with its ordiWith this choice liquid gently touch the nary uses.
1610. A SMALL BOILER may be mouth, It spreads o'er all the fane the charms of erected at very little expense in the youth.
į bathroom, where circumstances do not