See also Household Formulas

I

Borax.............. 1 ounce

Castile soap......... 1 ounce

Sodium carbonate. .. 3 drachms

Ammonia water..... 5 ounces

Alcohol............ 4 ounces

Acetone............ 4 ounces

Hot water to make... 4 pints

Dissolve the borax, sodium bicarbonate, and soap in the hot water, mix the acetone and alcohol together, unite the two solutions, and then add the ammonia water. The addition of a couple of ounces of rose water will render it somewhat fragrant.

II

A strong decoction of soap bark, preserved by the addition of alcohol, forms a good liquid cleanser for fabrics of the more delicate sort.

III

Chloroform........ 15 parts

Ether............. 15 parts

Alcohol...........120 parts

Decoction of quillaia

bark of 30° ... . 4,500 parts

IV

Acetic ether........ 10 parts

Amyl acetate....... 10 parts

Liquid ammonia.... 10 parts

Dilute alcohol...... 70 parts

V

Another good non-inflammable spot remover consists of equal parts of acetone, ammonia, and diluted alcohol. For use in large quantities carbon tetrachloride is suggested.

VI

Castile soap...... 4 av. ounces

Water, boiling...... 32 fluidounces

Dissolve and add:

Water........... 1 gallon

Ammonia........ 8 fluidounces

Ether........... 2 fluidounces

Alcohol......... 4 fluidounces