580 TOILET RECIPES, ITEMS.
this three times until the marrow is thoroughly "fined." Beat the marrow to a cream with a silver fork, stir the oil in, drop by drop, beating all the time; when quite cold add the citronella, pour into jars and cover down.
TO INCREASE THE HAIR IN THE BROWS.
CLIP them and anoint with a little sweet oil. Should the hair fall out, having been full, use one of the hair invigorators.
To ONE quart of rose-water add an ounce and a half of gum traga- canth; let it stand forty-eight hours, frequently straining it, then strain through a coarse linen cloth ; let it stand two days, and again strain; add to it a drachm of oil of roses. Used by ladies dressing their hair, to make it lie in any position.
PUT in a vial one drachm of benzoin gum in powder, one drachm nutmeg oil, six drops of orange-blossom tea, or apple blossoms put in half pint of rain-water and boiled down to one teaspoonful and strained, one pint of sherry wine. Bathe the face morning and night ; will remove all flesh-worms and freckles, and give a beautiful com- plexion. Or, put one ounce of powdered gum of benzoin in a pint of whisky; to use, put in water in wash-bowl till it is milky, allowing it to dry without wiping. This is perfectly harmless.
Cream cures sun-burn on some complexions, lemon juice is best on others, and cold water suits still others best.
BURNET'S CELEBRATED POWDER FOR THE FACE.
FIVE cents' worth of bay rum, five cents' worth of magnesia snow- flake, five cents ' worth of bergamot, five cents ' worth of oil of lemon ; mix in a pint bottle and fill up with rain-water. Shake well, and ap- ply with a soft sponge or cloth.
TOILET OR FACE POWDER.
TAKE a quarter of a pound of wheat starch pounded fine; sift it through a fine sieve, or a piece of lace ; add to it eight drops of oil of