Quince seed......... 0.5 ounce

Water.............. 7 ounces

Glycerine........... 1.5 ounces

Alcohol............. 4.5 ounces

Salicylic acid........ 6 grains

Carbolic acid........ 10 grains

Oil of bay........... 10 drops

Oil of cloves........ 5 drops

Oil of orange peel.... 10 drops Oil of wintergreen.... 8 drops

Oil of rose.......... 2 drops

Digest the quince seed in the water for 24 hours, and then press through a cloth; dissolve the salicylic acid in the alcohol; add the carbolic acid to the glycerine; put all together, shake well, and bottle.

Skin Lotion

Zinc sulphocarbolate............ 30 grains

Alcohol (90 per cent) 4 fluidrachms

Glycerine......... 2 fluidrachms

Tincture of cochineal ............ 1 fluidrachm

Orange-flower water......... 1.5 fluidounces

Rose water (triple) to make......... 6 fluidounces

Skin Discoloration

Discoloration of the neck may be removed by the use of acids, the simplest of which is that in buttermilk, but if the action of this is too slow try 4 ounces of lactic acid, 2 of glycerine, and 1 of rose water. These will mix without heating. Apply several times daily with a soft linen rag; pour a small quantity into a saucer and dip the cloth into this. If the skin becomes sore use less of the remedy and allay the redness and smarting with a good cold cream. It is always an acid that removes freckles and discolorations, by burning them off. It is well to be slow in its use until you find how severe its action is. It is not wise to try for home making any of the prescriptions which include corrosive sublimate or any other deadly poison. Peroxide of hydrogen diluted with 5 times as much water, also will bleach discolorations. Do not try any of these bleaches on a skin freshly sunburned. For that, wash in hot water, or add to the hot water application enough witch-hazel to scent the water, and after that has dried into the skin it will be soon enough to try other applications.