The American Pictorial Home Book
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A reference manual of household management in Victorian times.

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drams; essential oil of almonds, 3 drops; oil of cassia five drops; oil of orange, half an ounce; extract of vanilla, 2 ounces; extract of orris, 12 ounces alcohol, 4 ounces; mix.
Tube Rose.—Oil of rhodium, 2 drachms; oil of lavender, 1-2 an oz.; oil of red cedar wood, 2 drachms; extract vanilla, 4 ozs.; ex­tract of orris, 12 ozs.; mix.
Tea Rose.—Attar of rose, oil of rose geranium, and oil of sandal wood, each 2 drathms; oil of neroli 5 drachms; extract of orris, 1 pint; mix.
Violets.—Oil of cassia, 5 drops; attar of rose, 1 drachm; essen­tial oil of almonds, 3 drops; oil of bergamot, 1 oz.; oil of verbena, 10 drops ; extract ofstorax, 3 ozs.; extract of orris, 1 pint; to which may be added 1 pint extract of jessamine.
Eau de Cologne.—First Quality.—Spirit from grape, 6 above proof, 6 gals: attar of neroli petals, or hundred-leaved rose petals, 6 ozs.; Bigarade, 1 oz.; rosemary, 2 ozs.; orange peel, 5 ozs.; cit­ron, 3 ozs.; attar of bergamot and peel, 2 ozs. (Otto or attar means oil.) Mix with agitation; then allow it to stand for a few days perfectly quiet before bottling.
Eugenia.—Oil of sandal wood, 1 drachm; attar of rose, 2 drachms; oil of rose geranium, 1-2 oz.; oil of lavender, 1 oz.; oil of cloves, 30 drops; extract of musk, 4 ozs.; extract of storax, 1 oz.; extract of tonquin, 3 ozs.; extract of orris, 12 ozs ; mix.
The Everlasting Perfume.—Oil of lavender, 1 oz.; oil of ber­gamot, 2 ozs.; oil of cloves, 30 drops; oil of sandal wood, 2 drachms; oil of patchouly, 30 drops; attar of rose, 1 drachm; extract of am­bergris, 2 ozs; extract of benzoin, 1 oz.; alcohol, 8 ozs.; extract of orris, 1 pint; mix.
Lady's Bouquet.—Oils of lavender and bergamot, each 3 drachms; oils of sandal wood and red cedar wood, each 20 drops; oil of neroli and attar of rose, each 1 drachm; oil of cloves, 40 drops; extracts of vanilla, musk, and tonquin, each 2 ozs.; extract of orris, 1 pint; mix.
To Preserve Flowers With their Natural Colors.—The moiie in which the operation is effected, is this: A vessel with a move­able cover and bottom is provided, and having removed the cover from it, a piece of metalic gauze of moderate firmness is fixed over it, and the cover replaced. A quantity of sand is then taken suffi­cient to fill the vessel and is passed through a seive into an iron pot, when it is heated, with the addition of a small quantity of stearine, carefully refined, so as to thoroughly mix the ingredients. The quantity ot stearine to be added is at the rate of 1-2 lb. to 100 lbs. of sand. Care must be taken not to add too much stearine, as it would sink to the bottom, and injure the flowers. The vessel with its cover