Our Deportment eBook

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HAIR WASH.

Bay rum six ounces, aromatic spirits of ammonia half an ounce, bergamot oil six drops.  Mix.

TO MAKE THE HAIR GROW.

If the head be perfectly bald, nothing will ever cause the hair to grow again.  If the scalp be glossy, and no small hairs are discernible, the roots or follicles are dead, and can not be resuscitated.  However if small hairs are to be seen, there is hope.  Brush well, and bathe the bald spot three or four times a week with cold, soft water; carbonate of ammonia one dram, tincture of cantharides four drams, bay rum four ounces, castor oil two ounces.  Mix well and use it every day.

SEA FOAM OR DRY SHAMPOO.

Take a pint of alcohol, half pint of bay rum, and half an ounce of spirits of ammonia, and one dram of salts tartar.  Shake well together and it is ready for use.  Pour a quantity on the head, rub well with the palm of the hand.  It will produce a thick foam, and will cleanse the scalp.  This is used generally by first-class barbers.

BARBER’S SHAMPOO.

To one pint of warm water add half an ounce of salts tartar.  Cut up very fine a piece of castile soap, the size of two crackers, and mix it, shaking the mixture well, and it is ready for use.

CLEANING GOLD JEWELRY.

Gold ornaments may be kept bright and clean with soap and warm water, scrubbing them well with a soft nail brush.  They may be dried in sawdust of box-wood.  Imitation jewelry may be treated in the same way.

TO LOOSEN STOPPERS OF TOILET BOTTLES.

Let a drop of pure oil flow round the stopper and let the bottle stand a foot or two from the fire.  After a time tap the stopper smartly, but not too hard, with the handle of a hair brush.  If this is not effectual, use a fresh drop of oil and repeat the process.  It is almost sure to succeed.

TO MAKE BANDOLINE.

Half a pint of water, rectified spirits with an equal quantity of water three ounces, gum tragacanth one and a half drams.  Add perfume, let the mixture stand for a day or two and then strain.

Simmer an ounce of quince seed in a quart of water for forty minutes, strain, cool, add a few drops of scent, and bottle, corking tightly.

Iceland moss one-fourth of an ounce, boiled in a quart of water, and a little rectified spirit added, so that it will keep.

TO MAKE LIP-SALVE.

Melt in a jar placed in a basin of boiling water a quarter of an ounce each of white wax and spermaceti, flour of benzoin fifteen grains, and half an ounce of the oil of almonds.  Stir till the mixture is cool.  Color red with alkanet root.

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