This section is from the "Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas Recipes Processes" encyclopedia, by Norman W. Henley and others.
Yellow wax....... 85 parts
Spermaceti....... 60 parts
Sweet oil......... 500 parts
Melt and add:
water.......... 150 parts
After cooling add:
Clove oil.......... 2 parts
Thyme oil........ 3 parts
Eucalyptus oil. . . . 4 parts
Bay oil, pressed . .. 100 parts
Acetic ether....... 12 parts
Clove oil.......... 4 parts
Eucalyptus oil..... 3 parts
One of the best remedies is a vinegar of sabadilla. This is prepared as follows: Sabadilla seed, 5 parts; alcohol, 5 parts; acetic acid, 9 parts; and water, 36 parts. Macerate for 3 days, express and filter. The directions are: Moisten the scalp and hair thoroughly at bedtime, binding a cloth around the head, and let remain overnight. If there are any sore spots on the scalp, these should be well greased before applying the vinegar.
10 parts of naphthalene, 10 parts of phenic acid, 5 parts of camphor, 5 parts of lemon oil, 2 parts of thyme oil, 2 parts of oil of lavender, and 2 parts of the oil of juniper, in 500 parts of pure alcohol.
Sabadilla, powder.. 2 a v. ounces
Acetic acid........ 1/2 fluidouncc
Wood alcohol..... 2 fluidounces
Water sufficient to make 16 fluidounces.
Mix the acetic acid with 14 fluidouncesof water and boil the sabadilla in thismixture for 5 to 10 minutes, and whennearly cold add the alcohol, let stand,and decant the clear solution and bottle.
Directions: Shake the bottle and applyto the affected parts night and morning.