Oil of anise, by weight........ 1 part

Alcohol, by weight............   24 parts

Water of ammonia, by weight.. 5 parts

Dissolve the oil in the alcohol and add the water of ammonia.

It should be a clear, yellowish liquid.

Violet Color For Ammonia

A purple-blue color may be given to ammonia water by adding an aqueous solution of litmus. The shade, when pale enough, will probably meet all views as to a violet color.

Perfumed Ammonia Water

The following are typical formulas:

I

Stronger water of ammonia ............ 6    ounces

Lavender water..... 1    ounce

Soft soap........... 10    grains

Water, enough to

make............ 16    ounces

II

Soft soap...........     1 ounce

Borax..............     2 drachms

Cologne water....... 0.5 ounce

Stronger water of ammonia............     5.5 ounces

Water, enough to

make............   12 ounces

Rub up the soap and borax with water until dissolved, strain and add the other ingredients. The perfumes may be varied to suit the price.