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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 preserve the Complexion, and restore such as are decayed.

Take two scruples of saffron the same quantity of camphire, two drams of dried quinces, as much water lillies, blew violets, vine leaves, mint, tendrels, red roses, and myrtle berries. Mix all these together, then make them up in little balls, let them dry a day in the sun, then beat them together as small as possible, in strong vinegar that has been boiled; squeeze the materials out of the vinegar, and make it up in little balls of the size of a hazle nut, which when dry you must dissolve in a gill of Benjamin water, and it will either preserve or restore the complexion.