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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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A fine Ointment to make the Hair grow.

Take a pint of sweet-oil, and mix with it a handful of fern-roots burnt to ashes, put to it for ounces of linseed-oil, an ounce of bruised almonds, with as Much mastick and fine honey, put the whole into an earthen. dish; let it stand over a slow still fire till it is so hot that all the ingredients are properly mixed, then let it be let to cool; when it grows stiff, dip it in clean spring water, and make it into a roll for use. When you use it, take a piece of thin leather, and lay it at night to the place where the hair has fallen off, in the morning when you take it off, wash the place, then comb out the hair gently, and after you have repeated it three or four times it will begin to grow.