- Section: THE LADIES COMPANION FOR THE DRESSING ROOM.
- Recipe: To make an Ointment to beautify the Neck.
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century
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To make an Ointment to beautify the Neck.
Take two ounces of the marrow of calves feet, one dram of camphire, half an ounce of the oil of myrrh, and the same quantity of the oil of spikenard, put to them two ounces of the oil of sweet almonds, and one ounce of the water of tartar; when the whole is properly mixed let it be put into a canvas bag, through, which you must strain it, and when it has stood a few days to thicken, let it be put into boxes for use. Rub a little of it over the neck, and it will give it a fine colour, of a mixture of red and white.