Cold Cream-Face Cream - Boracic Ointment - Boracic Lotion - To Soften and Whiten the Hands - Hand Lotion - Hair Lotion - To remove Dandruff - Eyelash Cream - Tooth Powder - Liquid Dentifrice.
While emphasising the fact that health, cleanliness, and fresh air are the best of all cosmetics, yet after exposure to dust and intense heat of the sun (when motoring, climbing, or in sports of various kinds) certain preparations are often found to be healing and cooling. These may be made at home inexpensively, and of pure materials, and are often practically the same as those sold at much higher prices, when perfumed and placed in attractive tubes and jars.
1 ounce white wax .......................
1/2 ounce spermaceti ...................
5 ounces almond oil ...................
1/4 teaspoonful of borax ............
2 1/2 ounces rosewater ................
Put these ingredients into a jar in a saucepan of water, with the exception of the borax which is dissolved in the rosewater. Allow the contents to melt very slowly at gentle heat, then add the rosewater, mixing well together. A little perfume may be added if wished. Pour while liquid into small pots.
Cheaper cold creams are sold, their foundation being lard; but animal fat has a tendency to produce the growth of hair on the face and is therefore not advisable. Almond oil has been noted for centuries for its beneficial effect upon the skin.
ounces almond oil, 2 1/2d. per oz.
„ spermaceti, 2 1/2d. per oz.
„ white wax, 3d. per oz.
„ witch hazel, 1 1/2d. per oz.
drachm tincture of benzoin, 4d. per oz.
ounces rose water, 1d. per oz.
Melt the spermaceti, wax and lanoline together, and stir in the almond oil, which has previously been heated, then add the hazel and rosewater, gradually heating well between each addition, lastly the benzoin.