Slip 3

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Title

Slip 3

Subject

Recipe or Medicine for Lavender Water, Lip Salve, an attached slip, and overleaf, half a page for Soft Pomatum.

alt text on image Alkanet (Alkanna tinctoria).

Description

Lavender Water
best rectified Spirits of wine 1 Quart
Oil of Lavender half an ounce
Essence of Ambergrease 1 scruple-
mixe’d well together, corke’d down close
& let to stand 2 months before it is used-

Lip Salve
Steep a pennyworth of Alkanet root in
2 ouncez of Sweet Oil- melt 1 ouncez of white wax
over a very slow fire- & strain
the oil from the Alkanet root upon
it, mix them together and pour the mix
-ture on the bottom of tea cups
which must first be wet with rose water

Obverse of slip
Soft Pomatum
Hogs lard 2lbs Mutton suet 1/2lb-
melt them gradually- pouring the
fat off as it melts- when melted
add 2 Ouncez Rose water & beat it
with the hand till it becomes
like a thick cream- add [2s] ┌two shillings┐worth
of perfume & when well mixed put
it in pots-

Pinned slip
Oil of Sweet Almonds an ounce and half,
Spirit of Salt ammoniac half an ounce;
Liquid Laudanum a quarter of an ounce.
Mix them for an Embrocation
Raised (superscript) letters are lowered, contractions are expanded, and added letters italicised retaining the apostrophe. Deleted text is shown as [ ].

Creator

Charlotte Starkie

Publisher

Gillespie Family

Date

1782 to 1808

Rights

Site licence

Format

Handwritten loose item

Language

English

Type

Paper Document

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Lavender Water
best rectified Spirits of wine 1 Qt
Oil of Lavender half an ounce
Essence of Ambergrease 1 scruple-
mix’d well together, cork’d down close & let to stand 2 months before it is used-

Lip Salve
Steep a pennyworth of Alkanet root in 2 oz of Sweet Oil- melt 1 oz of white wax over a very slow fire- & strain the oil from the Alkanet root upon it, mix them together and pour the mixture on the bottom of tea cups which must first be wet with rose water-

Soft Pomatum
Hogs lard 2lbs Mutton suet 1/2 lb- melt them gradually- pouring the fat off as it melts- when melted add 2 Oz Rose water & beat it with the hand till it becomes like a thick cream- add two shillings worth of perfume & when well mix'd put it in pots


alt text on image Oil of Sweet Almonds an ounce and half,
Spirit of Salt ammoniac half an ounce;
Liquid Laudanum a quarter of an ounce.
Mix them for an Embrocation
Alkanna tinctoria, the dyer's alkanet or alkanet, is a herb in the borage family. Its main notability is its roots are used as a red dye.
I think with the red dye, that this is now called Lipstick

Laudanum is Opium and a poison

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Paper document

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Citation

Charlotte Starkie, “Slip 3,” The Huntroyd Receipts, accessed October 28, 2020, https://huntroyd.co.uk/items/show/132.

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