I

Tin oxide.......... 8 drachms

Carmine........... 1 drachm

Rose oil........... 6 drops

Neroli oil.......... 5 drops

II

Cinnabar.......... 1 drachm

Infusorial earth..... 8 drachms

III

Putty powder (fine). 4 drachms

Carmine........... 2 grains

Oil of rose......... 1 drop

IV

White castile soap.. . 1 part

Hot water......... 16 parts

Zinc chloride solution, 10 per cent, quantity sufficient.

Dissolve the soap in the water and to the solution add the zinc-chloride solution until no further precipitation occurs. Let stand over night; pour off the supernatant fluid, wash the precipitate well with water, and dry at the ordinary temperature. Carmine may be added if desired.

Polishing Pistes for the Nails

I

Talcum........... 5 drachms

Stannous oxide..... 3 drachms

Powdered tragacanth 5 grains

Glycerine.......... 1 drachm

Rose water, quantity sufficient. Solution of carmine sufficient to tint. Make paste.

For softening the nails, curing hangnails, etc., an ointment is sometimes used consisting of white petrolatum, 8 parts; powdered castile soap, 1 part; and perfume to suit.

II

Eosine............ 10 grains

White wax......... J drachm

Spermaceti........ 0.5 drachm

Soft paraffine....... 1 ounce

Alcohol, a sufficient quantity. Dissolve the eosine in as little alcohol as will suffice, melt the other ingredients together, add the solution, and stir until cool.

Nail-Cleaning Washes

I

Tartaric acid....... 1 drachm

Tincture of myrrh .. 1 drachm

Cologne water...... 2 drachms

Water............. 3 ounces

Dissolve the acid in the water; mix the tincture of myrrh and cologne, and add to the acid solution.

Dip the nails in this solution, wipe, and polish with chamois skin.

II

Oxalic acid........ 30 grains

Rose water......... 1 ounce

Nail Varnish

Paraffine wax......   60 grains

Chloroform.......       2 ounces

Oil of rose.........     3 drops