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Rinsing skin thoroughly is key for a clean complexion

Rinsing skin thoroughly is key for a clean complexion

The best method of keeping the skin clean and healthy is by ablution and baths. The use of these, and the daily washing of the skin, appear to be very simple matters, but writers on the subject differ in opinion as to the methods to be followed to render them perfect cleansers of the skin.

Some of them regard the use of soap and water applied in the form of lather with the hands, and afterwards thoroughly removed from the skin by copious affusions, rinsing or sluicing with water, or immersion in it, as the best method. Read more »

Keep hands clean and soft with daily care

Keep hands clean and soft with daily care

The human hand, regarded either with reference to its ingenious construction and usefulness, or to its beauty, stands alone, in its superlative excellence, in the whole animal world. In no species of animal is the hand so wonderfully formed and so perfectly developed as in man.

To preserve the delicacy and beauty of the hands, some little care, and more than that which is ordinarily bestowed on them, is required. Read more »

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Preserve the natural line of the eyelashes

Preserve the natural line of the eyelashes

The effect of the eyes is greatly aided by beautiful eyelashes. These may be secured to a certain extent by a little care, especially if it is taken early in life.

To learn more about how to improve the eyelashes please read on. Read more »

It is the time of year when getting sick is a possibility. Everyone’s body needs extra fluids and soups to help keep the system cleansed. Soup is one of the old fashioned remedies that can help comfort and restore your health.

Soup helps warm the insides of the sick to health

Soup helps warm the insides of the sick to better health

Read on for recipes on soups. Read more »

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Achieve a natural freshness and brilliance for your lovely face

Achieve a natural freshness and brilliance to the face

Here are some recipes for a pomade, lotions and wash that will help preserve the fresh look of your face.  They also may help to remove wrinkles if you have any. Read more »

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Test hair dye before using on entire head

Test hair dye before using on entire head

To change the color of the hair various methods and preparations are employed. The principal of these are intended to darken it, but sometimes the contrary is aimed at. Whichever object is desired, it is necessary that the article or preparation employed to carry it out be not of a caustic or irritant nature, capable of injuriously affecting the delicate skin to which it is applied, or that it may be liable to come in contact with, as is the case with many of the nostrums vended for the purpose. Some of the substances that necessarily enter into the composition of hair strains and hair dyes, or that are used in connection with them, possess these objectionable properties in a high degree, and can, therefore, only be safely employed in a state of proper dilution and combination. Read more »

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The mouth cannot be too frequently rinsed during the day

The mouth cannot be too frequently rinsed during the day

The influence which the teeth are capable of exercising on the personal appearance is usually known and admitted.The teeth have formed especial objects of attention, in connection with the toilet and cosmetic arts, from almost the earliest ages of the world to the present time. History and tradition, and the researches of archæologists among the remains of the prehistoric nations of the East, show us that even dentistry may trace back its origin to a date not very long subsequent to the “confusion of tongues.” Read more »

Be naturally fair, rosy and lighthearted

Be naturally fair, rosy and lighthearted

Many ladies who as young girls were fair with a lovely rosy bloom, lose these beauties very early in life; very many do this at twenty, or very little later, and become sallow and heavy-eyed, thus losing their principal charm. Now, this is very easily remedied. Go to your druggist and ask him for some iron pills and for some simple purgative to take with them. Get from him directions for taking both, and take strictly according to his directions. In a very short time you will again be fair and rosy and your eyes bright and sparkling; in fact, you will seem to have renewed your youth, and, indeed, you will feel like another person, so light-hearted will you become, in addition to your return of beauty.

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TO MAKE WASHING FLUID

Bring to a boil one pound of sal soda, half a pound of unslaked lime, a small lump of borax, and five quarts of water. Let cool, pour off, and bottle. Use one teacupful to a boiler of clothes. This is superior.

Use a teacup of washing fluid for each wash

Use a teacup of washing fluid for each wash

GALL SOAP

For washing woolens, silks, or fine prints liable to fade. One pint beefs gall, two pounds common bar soap cut fine, one quart boiling soft water; boil slowly, stirring occasionally until well mixed. Pour into a flat vessel, and when cold cut into pieces to dry.

TO TAKE OUT SCORCH

If a shirt bosom or any other article has been scorched in ironing, lay it where bright sunshine will fall directly on it. It will entirely remove it. Read more »

Homemade perfumes can be made easily at home in just a matter of minutes.  They require only a small quantity of ingredients to produce a satisfying scent for the lady.  You may preserve the remaining ingredients for other satisfying scent creations.

For a satsifying scent, choose your favorite flavour

For a satsifying scent, choose your favorite flavour

To make different perfumes read on.

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