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A Snail-Pomatum (1756)

“Take as many Snails as you please, and beat them in a Mortar with a sufficient Quantity of the Oil of Sweet Almonds. Strain by Expression, and add an Ounce of Virgin-Wax for every four Ounces of Oil. 33 more words

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Styptic water (1756)

“Take Alum, white Vitriol, and green Vitriol, of each half an Ounce; dissolve them in Plantain and Knot-grass Water, of each six Ounces. Strain the Liquor for Use. 12 more words

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To remove Superfluous Hair (1857)

“This is very difficult… Madame Elisi Voiart, in her ‘Encyclopedie des Dames,’ recommends a few drops of dulcified spirit of salt, (that is, muriatic acid distilled with rectified spirits of wine,) to be applied with a camel hair pencil.” 8 more words

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An excellent white Paint for the Face (1756)

“Take of the white Part of Hartshorn a Pound, of the Flour of Rice two Pounds, of White Lead half a Pound, of Cuttle Fish Bone two Ounces, Frankincense, Mastich, Gum Arabic, of each an Ounce; dilute the Whole in a sufficient Quantity of Rose-Water. 15 more words

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A Method to make the Teeth beautifully white (1772)

“Take Rose-water, Syrup of Violets, clarified Honey, and Plantain-water, of each half an ounce; Spirit of Vitriol one ounce; mix them all together; rub the teeth with a linen rag moistened in this Liquor, and then rince the mouth with Rose and Plantain Water, of each equal parts.”

The Toilet of Flora, 1772

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The 10 Stages of Digital Dashboard Car Service Reminders, Conveniently Interpreted Via the Contemporary Medium of Emoji

Don’t you ever get sick and tired of your car repeatedly informing you that its service is due/overdue every time you put the keys in the ignition? 948 more words

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