I

Starch............ 30 parts

Carrageen mucilage. 480 parts

Boric acid......... 15 parts

Glycerine.......... 240 parts

Cologne water...... 240 parts

Boil the starch in the carrageen mucilage, add the boric acid and the glycerine. Let cool, and add the cologne water.

II

Linseed mucilage.. . 240 parts

Boric acid......... 2 parts

Salicylic acid....... 1.3 parts

Glycerine.......... 60 parts

Cologne water...... 120 parts

Rose water......... 120 parts

Instead of the cologne water any extracts may be used. Lilac and ylang-ylang are recommended.

Witch-Hazel Creams

I

Quince seed...... 90 grains

Boric acid........ 8 grains

Glycerine......... 4 fluidounces

Alcohol.......... 6 fluidounces

Carbolic acid..... 6 drachms

Cologne water .... 4 fluidounces Oil lavender flowers ............ 40 drops

Glycerite starch... 4 av. ounces Distilled witch-hazel extract enough to make 32 fluidounces Dissolve the boric acid in 16 ounces of the witch-hazel extract, macerate the quince seed in the solution for 3 hours, strain, add the glycerine, carbolic acid, and glycerite, and mix well. Mix the alcohol, cologne water, lavender oil, and mucilages, incorporate with the previous mixture, and add enough witch-hazel extract to bring to the measure of 32 fluidounces.

II

Quince seed....... 4 ounces

Hot water......... 16 ounces

Glycerine.......... 32 ounces

Witch-hazel water . . 128 ounces

Boric acid......... 6 ounces

Rose extract....... 2 ounces

Violet extract...... 1 ounce

Macerate the quince seed in the hot water; add the glycerine and witch-hazel, in which the boric acid has been previously dissolved; let the mixture stand for 2 days, stirring occasionally; strain and add the perfume.