Base..............       9 pounds

Powdered Florentine orris............       1 pound

Carmine No. 40.....   250 grains

Extract of jasmine . .   100 minims

Oil of neroli........     20 minims

Vanillin...........       5 grains

Artificial musk.....     30 grains

White heliotropin.. .     30 grains

Coumarin..........       1 grain

Rub the carmine with a portion of the base and alcohol in a mortar, mixing the perfume the same way in another large mortar, and adding the orris. Mix and sift all until specks of carmine disappear on rubbing.

White Face Powder

Base............... 9 pounds

Powdered Florentine orris............. 1 pound

Perfume the same. Mix and sift.

Talcum Powders

Talc, when used as a toilet powder should be in a state of very fine division. Antiseptics are sometimes added in small proportion, but these are presumably of little or no value in the quantity allowable, and may prove irritating. For general use, at all events, the talcum alone is the best and the safest. As a perfume, rose oil may be employed, but on account of its cost, rose geranium oil is probably more frequently used. A satisfactory proportion is 1/2 drachm of the oil to a pound of the powder. In order that the perfume may be thoroughly disseminated throughout the powder, the oil should be triturated first with a small portion of it; this should then be further triturated with a larger portion, and, if the quantity operated on be large, the final mixing may be effected by sifting. Many odors besides that of rose would be suitable for a toilet powder. Ylang-ylang would doubtless prove very attractive, but expensive.

The following formulas for other varieties of the powder may prove useful:

Violet Talc

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Powdered talc......   14 ounces

Powdered orris root.     2 ounces

Extract of cassia....       1/2 ounce

Extract of jasmine ..       1/4 ounce