The Toilet of Flora / or, A collection of the most simple and approved methods of preparing baths, essences, pomatums, powders, perfumes, and sweet-scented waters. With receipts for cosmetics of every kind, that can smooth and brighten the skin, give force to beauty, and take off the appearance of old age and decay

The Toilet of Flora / or, A collection of the most simple and approved methods of preparing baths, essences, pomatums, powders, perfumes, and sweet-scented waters. With receipts for cosmetics of every kind, that can smooth and brighten the skin, give force to beauty, and take off the appearance of old age and decay

Author:
Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz
Author:
Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz
Format:
epub
language:
English

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Author: Buc’hoz, Pierre-Joseph, 1731-1807
Cosmetics — Early works to 1800
Perfumes — Early works to 1800
Beauty
Personal — Early works to 1800
The Toilet of Flora
or, A collection of the most simple and approved methods of preparing baths, essences, pomatums, powders, perfumes, and sweet-scented waters. With receipts for cosmetics of every kind, that can smooth and brighten the skin, give force to beauty, and take off the appearance of old age and decay

THE
TOILET
OF
FLORA.

FRONTISPIECE.
The Graces.

THE
TOILET OF FLORA;
OR,
A COLLECTION
OF THE
MOST SIMPLE AND APPROVED
METHODS OF PREPARING

BATHS,   PERFUMES,
ESSENCES,     AND
POMATUMS,     SWEET-SCENTED
POWDERS,     WATERS.

WITH

RECEIPTS for Cosmetics of every Kind,
that can smooth and brighten the Skin, give
Force to Beauty, and take off the Appearance
of Old Age and Decay.

By Pierre-Joseph Buc’hoz
FOR THE USE OF THE LADIES.
A NEW EDITION, IMPROVED.


LONDON,
Printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet-street; and
W. Nicoll, St. Paul’s Church Yard.
M DCC LXXIX.


ADVERTISEMENT.

The chief Intention of this Performance is to point out, and explain to the Fair Sex, the Methods by which they may preserve and add to their Charms; and by which many natural Blemishes and Imperfections may be remedied or concealed. The same Share of Grace and Attractions is not possessed by all of them; but while the Improvement of their Persons is the indispensable Duty of those who have been little favoured by Nature, it should not be neglected even by the few who have received the largest Proportion of her Gifts. The same Art which will communicate to the former the Power of pleasing, will enable the latter to extend the Empire of their Beauty. It is possible to remove, or, at least, to cover the Defects of the one Class, and to give Force and Lustre to the Perfections of the other.
The Author, however, though in general he has framed his Work for the Advantage of the Ladies, has not entirely confined it to them. The Virtues of Plants and Vegetables, beside the Service they furnish for the Toilet, have their Use in Articles of Luxury. He has thence been induced to address himself also to the Perfumer: and his Publication, he flatters himself, while it comprizes a very perfect Collection of the Methods which tend to improve Beauty, to repair the Wastes of Fatigue, and to avert the Marks of Age or Decline, includes likewise a full Account of whatever relates to domestic Oeconomy and Expence.
Uncommon Pains have been taken to improve the present Edition, which contains a System of the Cosmetic Art, infinitely superior to any that has hitherto appeared; and it has likewise uniformly rendered the various Prescriptions not only compatible with, but subservient to, the Preservation, and even the Improvement of Health; an Object of the greatest Importance in a Work of this Kind.


CONTENTS.

No.       Page.
1. An Aromatic Bath 1
2. A Cosmetic Bath 2
3. An Emollient Bath for the Feet ib.
4. An Aromatic Bath for the Feet 3
5. An excellent Preservative Balsam against the Plague ib.
6. An excellent Cosmetic for the Face 5
7. A curious Perfume ib.
8. Perfumed Chaplets and Medals 6
9. Receipt to thicken the Hair, and make it grow again on a bald part ib.
10. An approved Depilatory Fluid 7
11. A Powder to prevent Baldness 8
12. To quicken the Growth of Hair ib.
13. A compound Oil for the same Intention ib.
14. A Fluid to make the Hair grow 9
15. A Liniment of the same Kind ib.
16. To change the Colour of the Hair 10
17. Simple Means of producing the same Effect ib.
18. To change the Hair or Beard black 11
19. A Fluid to dye the Hair of a flaxen Colour 12
20. A perfumed Basket 13
21. Natural Cosmetics ib.
22. A remedy for Corns on the Feet 14
23. A Coral Stick for the Teeth 14
24. A Receipt to clean the Teeth, and make the Flesh grow close to the Root of the Enamel 15
25, 26, 27. Receipts to strengthen the Gums and fasten loose Teeth 15, 16
28. For rotten Teeth 17
29. A Liquid Remedy for decayed Teeth ib.
30. A Powder to clean the Teeth 18
31. A Remedy for sore Gums and loose Teeth ib.
32. An approved Receipt against that troublesome Complaint, called the Teeth set on Edge ib.
33. A Liquid for cleansing the Teeth 19
34. A sure Preservative from the Tooth Ache, and Defluxions on the Gums or Teeth ib.
35, 36, 37, 38, 39. Methods to make the Teeth beautifully white 20-22
40. A Powder to cleanse the Teeth 22
41. Mr. Rae’s Receipt for making a Powder for the like Purpose 23
42. Another ib.
43. An efficacious Tooth-Powder 24
44. A Powder to cleanse the Teeth ib.
45. A Tincture to strengthen the Gums, and prevent the Scurvy 25
46. Mr. Baumè’s Manner of preparing the Roots for cleaning the Teeth ib.
47. Manner of preparing Sponges for the Teeth 28
48. Rule for the Preservation of the Teeth and Gums 29
49. For stopping the Decay of Teeth 31
 
  WATERS.
 
50. The Celestial Water 32
51, 52. Receipts to make the genuine Hungary-Water 35, 36
53, 54. Directions for making Lavender-Water 37, 38
55, 56. ——Rose-Water 39-41
57, 58. ——Orange-Flower Water 42, 43
59. Magisterial Balm-Water 46
60. Compound Balm-Water, commonly called Eau de Carmes 49
61. Sweet Honey-Water 50
62. Sweet-scented Water 52
63. German sweet-scented Water 53
64. Imperial Water 56
65, 66. Odoriferous Water 57
67. The Ladies Water 8
68. A beautifying Wash 59
69. A Cosmetic Water ib.
70. An excellent Cosmetic ib.
71. Venice Water highly esteemed 60
72. A Balsamic Water ib.
73. Angelic Water, of a most agreeable scent 61
74. Nosegay or Toilet Water 62
75. Spirit of Guaiacum 63
76. The Divine Cordial ib.
77. Compound Cypress Water 65
78. Imperial Water 66
79. All Flower Water 68
80. A curious Water known by the Name of the Spring Nosegay 69
81. A Cosmetic Water, that prevents Pits after the Small-Pox 71
82. A Cooling Wash ib.
83, 84. An excellent Water to clear the Skin, and take away Pimples 72
85. Venetian Water to clear a Sun-burnt Complexion 73
86. A Water for Pimples in the Face 74
87. A Fluid to clear a tanned Skin ib.
88. A Fluid to whiten the Skin ib.
89. A Beautifying Wash 75
90. A Water that tinges the Cheeks a beautiful Carnation Hue 76
91. A Cosmetic Water 77
92. A Water, christened, the Fountain of Youth ib.
93. A Water that preserves the Complexion 78
94. A Water that gives a Gloss to the Skin 80
95. A Preservative from Tanning ib.
96, 97, 98. Certain Means of removing Freckles 81, 82
99, 100. A Water to prevent Freckles, or Blotches in the Face 82, 83
101, 102. A Water to improve the Complexion 83
103, 104. A Cosmetic Water 84, 85
105. A simple Balsamic Water, which removes Wrinkles 85
106. A Water to change the Eye-brows black 86
107. To remove Worms in the Face 86
108. The Duchess de la Vrilliere’s Mouth-Water 87
109. Another Water for the Teeth, called Spirituous Vulnerary Water 88
110. Receipt to make Vulnerary Water 89
111, 112, 113, 114. Waters for the Gums 90-92
115. A simple Depilatory 92
116. Prepared Sponges for the Face ib.
117. Spirit of Roses 93
118. Inflammable Spirits of all Kinds of Flowers 97
 
  ESSENCES.
 
119, 120. Method of extracting Essences from Flowers 98-101
121. Essence of Ambergrise 102
122. A Remedy for St. Anthony’s Fire, or Erysipelatous Eruptions on the Face 103
 
  FLOWERS.
 
123. Manner of drying Flowers, so as to preserve their natural Colours ib.
124, 125. Different Methods of preserving Flowers 106-108
126. Another Method of preserving Flowers a long while, in their natural Shape and Colour. 109
 
  GLOVES.
 
127. White Gloves scented with Jasmine after the Italian Manner 110
128. Gloves scented without the Flowers 111
129. White Gloves scented with Ketmia or Musky Seed 112
130. To colour Gloves a curious French Yellow 113
131, 132. Curious Perfumes in Gloves 114
133, 134. Excellent Receipts to clear a tanned Complexion 115
 
  BREATH.
 
135, 136. Receipts to sweeten the Breath 115, 116
 
  OILS.
 
137, 138. Cosmetic Oils 116
139. Oil of Wheat 117
140. Compound Oil, or Essence of Fennel ib.
141. Oil of Tuberoses and Jasmine 118
142. An Oil scented with Flowers for the Hair 119
 
  ESSENTIAL OILS, or QUINTESSENCES.
 
143. Essential Oil, commonly called Quintessence of Lavender 121
144. To make Essence of Cinnamon 122
145. To make Quintessence of Cloves 123
146. A Cosmetic Juice 125
 
  VIRGIN’s MILK.
 
147. A safe and approved Cosmetic ib.
148, 149. Others, very easily made 126, 127
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