Any gold jewelry that an immersion in water will not injure, can be beautifully cleaned by shaking it well in a bottle nearly full of warm soap-suds to which a little prepared chalk has been added, and afterwards rinsing it in clear, cold water, and wiping it on a towel.
- To remove, moisten a stick of nitrate of silver, touch the moles, and they will turn black and sore, and soon they will dry up and fall off of themselves. If they do not entirely go, repeat It is better, however, never to attempt their removal without consulting a physician.
- Wash with water saturated with common washing soda, and let dry without wiping; repeat frequently until they disappear. Or pass a pin through the wart, and hold one end of it over-the flame of a candle or lamp until the wart fires by the heat, and it will disappear.
Stains on the Hands - from nitrate of silver, may be removed by a solution of chloride of lime. Fruit stains are removed by washing the hands without soap, and holding them over the smoke of burning matches or sulphur.
Scrape a cake of brown Windsor soap to a powder, add one ounce each of eau de Cologne and lemon-juice; mix well and form into cakes. This removes tan, prevents hands from chopping, and makes the skin soft and white.
- One-half ounce spermaceti, twenty grains white wax, two ounces pure oil of sweet almonds, one ounce pure glycerine, six drops oil of rose; melt first three ingredients together, and, when cooling, add the glycerine and oil of rose, stirring until cold.
Bad breath, from catarrh, foul stomach, or bad teeth, may be temporarily relieved by diluting a little bramo chloralum with eight or ten parts of water, and using it as a gargle, and swallowing a few drops just before going out. A pint of bromo chloralum costs fifty cents, but a small vial full will last a long time.
Fruit Stains - may be removed from the fingers in the following manner: Mix together half an ounce of cream tartar and half an ounce of powdered salt of sorrel; apply a solution of this to the fingers, and the stains will disappear. Diluted sulphuric acid may be used, but care should be taken that none of it touches any fabric, as the acid will destroy it.
- Black specks on the nose disfigure the face. Remove by washing thoroughly in tepid water, rubbing with a towel, and applying with a soft flannel a lotion made of three ounces of cologne and half an ounce of liquor of potash. Or press but by putting the hollow end of a watch-key over it.
Lips or Hands Chapped by cold weather or wind, should be rubbed with glycerine generally when about to be exposed to the air, or rubbed with honey after washing. Never kiss the lips of persons not in health, as disease is sometimes contracted in this way, as well as by the use of towels, cups or tumblers used by unhealthy persons.
Ten cents worth of magnesia, two quarts each of soft water and alcohol, one ounce oil of bay. Dissolve magnesia in rain-water, then add other ingredients. Wrap filtering paper in form of a funnel, and filter carefully through into a bottle and cork tightly. When used, dilute with rain-water to whatever strength desired.
Leanness - Is caused generally by lack of power in the digestive organs to digest and assimilate the fat-producing elements of food. First restore digestion, take plenty of sleep, drink all the water the stomach will bear in the morning on rising, take moderate exercise in the open air, eat oat-meal, cracked wheat, Graham mush, baked sweet apples, roasted and broiled beef, cultivate jolly people, and bathe daily.