The toilet and cosmetic arts in ancient and modern times; with a review of the different theories of beauty, and copious allied information, social, ... the selection and use of perfumes, c

 
9781232256526: The toilet and cosmetic arts in ancient and modern times; with a review of the different theories of beauty, and copious allied information, social, ... the selection and use of perfumes, c
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 Excerpt: ...Used to conceal discolourations; and, without the colouring, to whiten the skin.i" Hand Powder.--Almond-paste, and other like cosmetic powders, often receive this name. The product of the following formula is also much esteemed among the higher classes:--Take of Almond-powder 1 pound; Cuttle-fish bone (powdered).. 5 ounces; Curd-soap (air-dried; do.) i of each White Castile-soap (do.; do.) ' 24 ounces; Orris-root (in fine powder)... 14 ounce; mix, and pass the whole through a fine sieve. Used to clean, soften, and whiten the hands, and to prevent chaps and chilblains. It may be varied by substituting honey, palm-oil, or Windsor soap, for those ordered above. Nursery Powder.--Violet-powder. Soap Powder.--Castile-soap (cut or sliced small) dried by exposure to a warm dry atmosphere, and then powdered. Used as a hand, shaving, and tooth-powder; also in dispensing. As a cosmetic it may be scented at will. As the first two, any of the other toiletsoaps may be substituted for Castile-soap. Violet Powder; Nursery Powder; Skin Powder.--This resembles ordinary hair-powder, in being simply finely-powdered starch scented, appropriately with orris-root or violet, to which, in the best kinds, a ' dash' of ambergris, &c, is generally added. The best potato-starch farina), or rice-starch, is now usually employed for the purpose in England, the former being generally preferred. The following are examples:--1. Take of Starch or farina (in fine powder) 1 pound; Orris-root (do.) 4 to J ounce; Essence of ambergris i of each Oil of bergamot.. ) ' ' 10 drops; Oil of rhodium 2 drops; mix thoroughly, and rub the whole through a fine gauze-sieve. Very fine. It should be put up in packets of thin non-porous pasteboard, and packed moderately close, to prevent loss of odour. ...

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