This section is from the "Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas Recipes Processes" encyclopedia, by Norman W. Henley and others.
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.
Acid phenic......... 1 part
Acid salicylic........ 2 parts
Acid tartaric... 3 parts
starch.......60 to 100 parts
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.
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.. . 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.