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578 TOILET RECIPES, ITEMS.

CREAM OF LILIES.

BEST white castor oil; pour in a little strong solution of sal tar- tar in water, and shake it until it looks thick and white. Perfume

with lavender.

CREAM OF ROSES.

OLIVE oil one pound, attar of roses fifty drops, oil of rosemary twenty-five drops ; mix, and color it with alkanet root.

COLD CREAM.

MELT one ounce oil of almonds, half ounce spermaceti, one drachm white wax, and then add two ounces of rose-water, and stir it con- stantly until cold.

LIP-SALVE.

MELT one ounce white wax, one ounce sweet oil, one drachm sper- maceti, and throw in a piece of alkanet root to color it, and when cool- ing, perfume it with oil rose, and then pour it into small white jars or

boxes.

FOR DANDRUFF.

TAKE glycerine four ounces, tincture of cantharides five ounces, bay rum four ounces, water two ounces. Mix, and apply once a day and rub well down the scalp.

HAIR INVIGORATOR.

BAY rum two pints, alcohol one pint, castor oil one ounce, carb. ammonia half an ounce, tincture of cantharides one ounce. Mix them well. This compound will promote the growth of the hair and pre- vent it from falling out.

MACASSAR OIL FOR THE HAIR.

RENOWNED for the past fifty years, is as follows : Take a quarter of an ounce of the chippings of alkanet root, tie this in a bit of coarse muslin and put it in a bottle containing eight ounces of sweet oil; cover it to keep out the dust; let it stand several days; add to this sixty drops of tincture of cantharides, ten drops of oil of rose, neroli and lemon each sixty drops ; let it stand one week and you will have one of the most powerful stimulants for the growth of the hair ever known.

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