Koller says that this preparation consists of 1 part of camphor, 5 parts of milk of sulphur, and 50 parts of rose water.

Birch Waters

Birch water, which has many cosmetic applications, especially as a hair wash, or an ingredient in hair washes, may be prepared as follows:

I

Alcohol, 96 per cent 3,500 parts

Water............ 700 parts

Potash soap....... 200 parts

Glycerine......... 150 parts

Oil of birch buds.. . 50 parts Essence of spring

flowers......... 100 parts

Chlorophyll, quantity sufficient to color.

Mix the water with 700 parts of the alcohol, and in the mixture dissolve the soap. Add the essence of spring flowers and: birch oil to the remainder of the alcohol, mix well, and to the mixture add, little by little, and with constant agitation, the soap mixture. Finally, add the glycerine, mix thoroughly, and set aside for 8 days, filter and color the filtrate with chlorophyll, to which is added a little tincture of saffron. To use, add an equal volume of water to produce a lather.

II

Alcohol, 96 per

cent..........2,000 parts

Water........... 500 parts

Tincture of can-

tharides....... 25 parts

Salicylic acid..... 25 parts

Glycerine........ 100 parts

Oil of birch buds. 40 parts

Bergamot oil..... 30 parts

Geranium oil......5 parts

Dissolve the oils in the alcohol, add the acid and tincture of cantharides; mix the water and glycerine and add, and, finally, color as before.

III

Alcohol........30,000 parts

Birch juice...... 3,000 parts

Glycerine....... . 1,000 parts

Bergamot oil....         90 parts

Vanillin........         10 parts _

Geranium oil....         50 parts

Water..........14,000 parts

IV

Alcohol.........40,000 parts

Oil of birch..... 150 parts

Bergamot oil.... 100 parts

Lemon oil......         50 parts

Palmarosa oil. .. 100 parts

Glycerine....... 2,000 parts

Borax.......... 150 parts

Water..........20,000 parts

Violet Ammonia Water

Most preparations of this character consist of either coarsely powdered ammonium carbonate, with or without the addition of ammonia water, or of a coarsely powdered mixture, which slowly evolves the odor of ammonia, the whole being perfumed by the addition of volatile oil, pomade essences, or handkerchief extract. The following are typical formulas:

I

Moisten coarsely powdered ammonium carbonate, contained in a suitable bottle, with a mixture of concentrated tincture of orris root, 2.5 ounces; aromatic spirit of ammonia, 1 drachm; violet extract, 3 drachms.

II

Fill suitable bottles with coarsely powdered ammonium carbonate and add to the salt as much of the following solution as it will absorb: Oil of orris, 5 minims; oil of lavender flowers, 10 minims; violet extract, 30 minims; stronger water of ammonia, 2 fluid-ounces.

III

The following is a formula for a liquid preparation: Extract violet, 8 fluidrachms; extract cassia, 8 fluidrachms; spirit of rose, 4 fluidrachms; tincture of orris, 4 fluidrachms ; cologne spirit, 1 pint; spirit of ammonia, 1 ounce. Spirit of ionone may be used instead of extract of violet.

Violet Witch-Hazel

Spirit of ionone...... 1/2 drachm

Rose water.......... 6 ounces

Distilled extract of witch-hazel enough to make.......... 16 ounces

Cotton