One can have the hands in soap suds with soft soap without injury to the skin, if the hands are dipped in vinegar or lemon juice immediately after. Indian meal and vinegar or lemon juice used on hands when roughened by cold or labor will heal and soften them. Rub the hands in this; then wash off thoroughly and rub in glycerine. Those who suffer from chapped hands in the winter will find this comforting.
Six drachms of camphor gum, 1/2 ounce of white wax, 1 1/2 ounces of spermaceti, 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Melt together.
One ounce each of coriander, orris root, rose leaves, and aromatic calamus, 2 ounces of lavender flowers, 1/4 drachm of rhodium wood, 5 grains of musk; mix, and reduce to powder. This scent is as if all fragrant flowers were pressed together.
One pint of alcohol. Add 30 drops of oil of lemon and 30 of burgamot. Shake well; then add 1/2 gill of water. Bottle for use.