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Emory Women Writers Resource Project

The Ladies Best Companion, an electronic edition

by Amelia Chambers [Chambers, Amelia]

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collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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To make Pomatum for beautifying the Face.

TAKE a handful of oats, and stick them in the fat of a bacon hog, newly killed, without any salt; let it melt before a slow fire, and when it is quite dissolved, put to the dripping a spoonful of the oil of cinnamon, with the same quantity of the oil of sweet almonds; when you have mixed all these together, let it be laid up, and it will make a most excellent pomatum.