Sunday, June 7, 2015

Behind the Scenes of Beds, Baths & Beyond #5

Skin Care and Cosmetics Part 2

Lip Salve la Rose: Take an ounce of alkanet root and 12 ounces of olive oil, digest with a gentle heat, then add 16 ounces of suet and 8 ounces of lard. Strain, and while cooling, stir in 3 ounces of rose-water and 3 drops of attar of roses.

Attar; a natural perfume or essential oil extracted from the juices of flowers, herbs, spices, tree bark, &c.
Macerate; to soften or break into pieces using a liquid.
Spermaceti; a white translucent liquid wax found in the head cavity of the sperm whale.

**We do not recommend you try these recipes at home.  

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