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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 the Breath smell Sweet.

Mix half an ounce of sanders, with cloves, nutmeg, and cinamon, of each an ounce, put to them half a dram of musk, and the same quantity of aloes, dry them before a slow fire, then beat them to a small powder, which must be fitted through a very fine sieve made of lawn; then put to it tome rose-water, double refined sugar, and gum-fragrant; make the whole composition into small pills,and hold one of them in your mouth at least an hour every morning, or during the time you are dressing, which will make your breath sweet all the day.