The Toilet of Flora; Or, a Collection of the Most Simple and Approved Methods of Preparing Baths, Essences, Pomatums, Etc. Improved from the French
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1772 edition. Excerpt: ...fair and smooth. 133. Or, Wash yourself with the Mucilage of Linseeds, Fleawort, Gum Tragacanth, or Juice of Purslain mixed with the White of an Egg. BREATH, 134. To sweeten the Breath. At night going to bed, chew about the quantity of a small Nut of fine Myrrh. 135. Or, Chew every night and morning a Clove, a piece of Florentine Orrice-root about the size of a small bean, or the same quantity of Burnt Alum. OILS. 136. A Cosmetic Oil. Take a quarter of a pint of Oil of Sweet Almonds fresh drawn, two ounces of Oil of Tartar per Deliquium, and four drops of Oil of Rhodium; mix the whole together, and make use of it to cleanse and soften the skin. 137. Another Cosmetic Oil, Take a pint of Cream, infuse therein a few Water Lillies, Bean Flowers, and Roses; simmer the whole together in a vapour bath, and keep the Oil that proceeds therefrom for use in a vial, which is to be left for some time exposed to the evening dews 138. Oil of meat: This Oil is extracted by an Iron Press in the same manner as Oil of Almonds. It is excellent for Chaps in either the lips or hands, tetterous eruptions, and rigidity of the skin. ' ', .. 1.', '. 139. Compound OiU or Essence of Fennel Take five pints of the best French Brandy, and the same quantity of WhiteWine, three quarters of a pound of bruised Fennel Seeds, and half an ounce of Liquorice Root sliced and bruised. Put the whole into an alembic, close the mouth with Parchment, and set it in an hot house, or in hot ashes; two whole days, then distill off the Liquor with a steady regular middling sire. What remains after the distillation of the Essence, and is...., tiu (.y.v called; called the White Drops, is only sit towash the hands with. 140. To make Oil of Tuberoses and "Jasmine. Bruise a little the Tuberoses or...
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