I

Soot............ 2 av. ounces

Sweet almond oil. 2 fluidounces

Cacao butter..... 6 av. ounces

Perfume, sufficient.

The soot should be derived from burning camphor and repeatedly washed with alcohol. It should be triturated to a smooth mixture with the oil; then add to the melted cacao butter; add the perfume, and form into sticks.

Brown or other colors may be obtained by adding appropriate pigments, such as finely levigated burned umber, sienna, ocher, jeweler's rouge, etc., to the foregoing base instead of lampblack.

II

Best lampblack..... 1 drachm

Cacao butter....... 3 drachms

Olive oil........... 3 drachms

Oil of neroli........ 2 drops

Melt the cacao butter and oil, add the lampblack, and stir constantly as the mixture cools, adding the perfume toward the end.

III

Lampblack........ 1 part

Cacao butter...... 6 parts

Oil neroli, sufficient. Melt the cacao butter and the lampblack, and while cooling make an intimate mixture, adding the perfume toward the last.

IV

Lampblack........ 1 part

Expressed oil of almonds........... 1 part

Oil cocoanut....... 1 part

Perfume, sufficient. Beat the lampblack into a stiff paste with glycerine. Apply with a sponge; if necessary, mix a little water with it when using.

V

Beat the finest lampblack into a stiff paste with glycerine and apply with a sponge; if necessary, add a little water to the mixture when using. Or you can make a grease paint as follows: Drop black, 2 drachms; almond oil, 2 drachms; cocoanut oil, 6 drachms; oil of lemon, 5 minims; oil of neroli, 1 minim. Mix.