- Section: THE LADIES COMPANION FOR THE DRESSING ROOM.
- Recipe: To make fine balsamic Water.
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century
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To make fine balsamic Water.
Take four ounces of borax, a dram of musk, a scruple of ambergrease, three ounces of white dittany, with an ounce of each of the following articles, viz. aloes, aloes wood, ginger, cloves, myrrh, frankincense, gum-arabic, gum-ivy, oil of bays, and a pound of Venice turpentine; infuse the whole into four quarts of brandy, and beat them together in a morter, then squeeze the liquor out, and put it up in bottles for use. When rubbed on the skin it makes it look soft and agreeable.