I

White petroleum jelly............ 90 pounds

Kieselguhr......... 30 pounds

Refined paraffine wax............. 10 pounds

Refined chalk or whiting.......... 10 pounds

Sodium hyposulphite 8 pounds

Melt wax and jelly, stir in others and grind.

It is an undecided point as to whether a scented paste is better than one without perfume. The latter is added merely to hide the nasty smell of some of the greases used, and it is not very nice to have spoons, etc., smelling, even tasting, of mirbane, so perhaps citronelle is best for this purpose. It is likely to be more pure. The dose of scent is usually at the rate of 4 ounces to the hundredweight.

II

Dehydrated soda.. 5 parts

Curd soap........ 20 parts

Emery flour...... 100 parts

To be stirred together on a water bath with water, 100 parts, until soft.

III

Turpentine.......       1 part

Emery flour......       1 part

Paris red.........       2 parts

Vaseline.........       2 parts

Mix well and perfume.

IV

Stearine........ 8 to 9 parts

Mutton suet..... 32 to 38 parts

Stearine oil...... 2 to 2.5 parts

Melt together and mix with Vienna chalk, in fine powder, 48 to 60 parts; Paris red, 20 parts.

V

Rotten stone....... 1 part

Iron subcarbonate.. 3 parts

Lard oil, a sufficient quantity.

VI

Iron oxide........ 10 parts

Pumice stone...... 32 parts

Oleic acid, a sufficient quantity.

VII

Soap, cut fine...... 16 parts

Precipitated chalk.. 2 parts

Jewelers' rouge. ... 1 part

Cream of tartar.... 1 part

Magnesium carbonate ............. 1 part

Water, a sufficient quantity.

Dissolve the soap in the smallest quantity of water over a water bath. Add the other ingredients to the solution while still hot, stirring all the time to make sure of complete homogeneity. Pour the mass into a box with shallow sides, and afterwards cut into cubes.