These are used for quickly putting down bad odors in the sick room, etc. They are decidedly antiseptic, and fulfil their purpose admirably.

I

Select good white blotting paper, and cut each large sheet lengthwise into 3 equal pieces. Make a solution of 1 ounce of potassium nitrate in 12 ounces of boiling water; place this solution in a large plate, and draw each strip of paper over the solution so as to saturate it. Then dry by hanging up. The dried paper is to be saturated in a similar manner with either of the following solutions:

(1) Siam benzoin......     1 ounce

Storax............     3 drachms

Olibanum....... . ..     2 scruples

Mastic............     2 scruples

Cascarilla.........     2 drachms

Vanilla............     1 drachm

Rectified spirit.....     8 ounces

Bruise the solids and macerate in the spirit 5 days, filter, and add

Oil of cinnamon....     8 parts

Oil of cloves........     8 parts

Oil of bergamot.... 5 parts

Oil of neroli........ 5 parts

Mix.

(2) Benzoin........... 1.5 ounces

Sandal wood....... 1 ounce

Spirit............. 8 ounces

Macerate as No. 1, and add

Essence of vetiver . . 3 ounces

Oil of lemon grass.. 40 drops

Mix.

After the paper is dry, cut up into suitable sized pieces to go into commercial envelopes.

II

Benzoin......... 1 av. ounce

Storax.......... 1 av. ounce

Fumigating essence......... 2 fluidounces

Ether........... 1 fluidounce

Acetic acid, glacial 20 drops

Alcohol......... 2 fluidounces

Dissolve the benzoin and storax in a mixture of the alcohol and ether, filter and add the fumigating and the acetic acid. Spread the mixture upon filtering or bibulous paper and allow it to dry. To prevent sticking, dust the surface with talcum and preserve in wax paper. When used the paper is simply warmed, or held over a lamp.

III

Musk...........       0.2 parts

Oil of rose.......       1      part

Benzoin.........   100     parts

Myrrh..........     12     parts

Orris root.......   250     parts

Alcohol (90 per

cent)..........   500      parts

IV

Benzoin.........     80      parts

Balsam Tolu.....     20      parts

Storax..........     20      parts

Sandal wood.....     20      parts

Myrrh..........     10      parts

Cascarilla bark. ..     20      parts

Musk........... 0.2   parts

Alcohol.........   250      parts