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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 fine wash Balls to beautify the Hands and Face.

Mix together a dram of nutmeg grated small, four ounces of benjamin, one of orrice, three of storax, one of dried peel of citron, half an ounce of cinnamon, and the same quantity of cloves, put to them one ounce of pomander, and half an ounce of yellow sanders; beat all up with four ounces of Castile soap, to which must be added as much rose-water as will make the whole into a fine paste; then make it up into little balls; which to preserve the scent must be rolled in almond powder, then let them be tied up in fine writing paper, and put in boxes till you use them.