Pomade may be colored red by infusing alkanet in the grease; yellow may be obtained by using annotto in the same way; an oil-soluble chlorophyll will give a green color by admixture.

In coloring grease by means of alkanet or annotto it is best to tie the drug up in a piece of coarse cloth, place in a small portion of the grease, heat gently, squeezing well with a rod from time to time; and then adding this strongly colored grease to the remainder. This procedure obviates exposing the entire mass to heat, and neither decantation nor straining is needed.

Brocq's Pomade for Itching

Acid phenic......... 1 part

Acid salicylic........ 2 parts

Acid tartaric...              3 parts

Glycerole of

starch.......60 to 100 parts

Mix and make a pomade. White Cosmetique

Jasmine pomade..... 2 ounces

Tuberose pomade.... 2 ounces

White wax.......... 2 ounces

Refined suet......... 4 ounces

Rose oil............ 15 minims

Melt the wax and suet over a water bath, then add the pomades, and finally the otto.

Glycerine and Cucumber Jelly

Gelatin.....160 to 240 grains

Boric acid........ 240 grains

Glycerine........ 6 fluidounces

Water........... 10 fluidounces

Perfume to suit. The perfume must be one that mixes without opalescence, otherwise it mars the beauty of the preparation. Orange-flower water or rose water could be substituted for the water if desired, or another perfume consisting of

Spirit of vanillin (15 grains per ounce). 2 fluidrachms Spirit of coumarin (15 grains per ounce).......... 2 fluidrachms

Spirit of bitter almonds (J)...... 8 minims

to the quantities given above would prove agreeable.

Cucumber Pomade

Cucumber pomade.. . 2 ounces Powdered white soap. 0.5 ounce

Powdered borax..... 2 drachms

Cherry-laurel water. . 3 ounces

Rectified spirit...... 3 ounces

Distilled water to make 48 ounces Rub the pomade with the soap and borax until intimately mixed, then add the distilled water (which may be warmed to blood heat), ounce by ounce, to form a smooth and uniform cream. When 40 ounces of water have been so incorporated, dissolve any essential oils desired as perfume in the spirit, and add the cherry-laurel water, making up to 48 ounces with plain water.