Cleaning pastes are composed of soap and grit, either with or without some free alkali. Any soap may be used, but a white soap is preferred. Castile soap does not make as firm a paste as soap made from animal fats, and the latter also lather better. For grit, anything may be used, from powdered pumice to fine sand.

A good paste may be made by dissolving soap in the least possible quantity of hot water, and as it cools and sets stirring in the grit. A good formula is:

White soap.......... 2.5 pounds

Fine sand........... 1 pound

Water.............. 5.5 pints

Lotion for the Hands

Boric acid........... 1 drachm

Glycerine........... 6 drachms

Dissolve by heat and mix with

Lanolin............. 6 drachms

Vaseline............ 1 ounce

Add any perfume desired. The bora-ted glycerine should be cooled before mixing it with the lanolin.

Cosmetic Jelly

Tragacanth (white ribbon)............. 60 grains

Rose water.......... 14 ounces

Macerate for two days and strain forcibly through coarse muslin or cheese

cloth. Add glycerine and alcohol, of each 1 ounce. Perfume to suit. Use immediately after bathing, rubbing in well until dry.