Toilet waters proper are perfumed liquids designed more especially as refreshing applications to the person— accessories to the bath and to the operations of the barber. They are used sparingly on the handkerchief also, but should not be of so persistent a character as the "extracts" commonly used for that purpose, as they would then be unsuitable as lotions.

Ammonia Water

Fill a 6-ounce ground glass stoppered bottle with a rather wide mouth with pieces of ammonium carbonate as large as a marble, then drop in the following essential oils:

Oil of lavender.....   30 drops

Oil of bergamot....   30 drops

Oil of rose.........   10 drops

Oil of cinnamon....   10 drops

Oil of clove........   10 drops

Finally fill the bottle with stronger water of ammonia, put in the stopper and let stand overnight.

Birch-Bud Water

Alcohol (96 per cent), 350 parts; water, 70 parts; soft soap, 20 parts; glycerine, 15 parts; essential oil of birch buds, 5 parts; essence of spring flowers, 10 parts; chlorophyll, quantity sufficient to tint. Mix the water with an equal volume of spirit and dissolve the soap in the mixture. Mix the oil and other ingredients with the remainder of the spirit, add the soap solution gradually, agitate well, allow to stand for 8 days and filter. For use, dilute with an equal volume of water.

Carmelite Balm Water

Melissa oil...... 30 minims

Sweet marjoram

oil............ 3 minims

- Cinnamon oil.... 10 minims

Angelica oil..... 3 minims

Citron oil.......30 minims

Clove oil........15 minims

Coriander oil.... 5 minims

Nutmeg oil...... 5 minims

Alcohol (90 per

cent).......... 10 fluidounces

Angelica oil is obtained principally from the aromatic root of Angelica archangelica, L. (N. O. Umbelliferę), which is commonly cultivated for the sake of the volatile oil which it yields.

Cypress Water

Essence of ambergris 0.5 ounce

Spirits of wine.......   1 gallon

Water..............   2 quarts

Distill a gallon.

Eau de Botot

Aniseed..........     80 parts

Clover...........     20 parts

Cinnamon cassia . .     20 parts

Cochineal........       5 parts

Refined spirit..... 800 parts

Rose water........ 200 parts

Digest for 8 days and add Tincture of ambergris ............       1 part

Peppermint oil. . . .     10 parts

Eau de Lais

Eau de cologne.....     1 part

Jasmine extract....     0.5 parts

Lemon essence.....     0.5 parts

Balm water........     0.5 parts

Vetiver essence.....     0.5 parts

Triple rose water. ..     0.5 parts