The Toilet of Flora; or, A Collection of the most simple and approved methods of preparing: Baths, Essences, Pomatums, Powders, Perfumes [Perfume] 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. For the use of the Ladies [With a Supplement on “Different Ways of Preparing Snuff”].
A New Edition improved. London, Printed for J.Murray, 1779. Small Octavo (11 cm x 17,5 cm). Frontispiece, [22 unnumbered], 252 pages. Hardcover / Original, 18th century half-leather with marbled-paper-covered boards in protective Mylar. Spine slightly discoloured with some cracks and defects but overall the poublication firm and tight, endpapers stabilized. Interior in excellent, bright condition.
Includes chapters on:
An excellent Cosmetic for the Face [Make Up] / An Excellent Preservative Balsam against the Plague / An Emollient Bath for the Feet /
A Cosmetic Bath / A curious Perfume / Receipt to thicken the Hair and make it grow again on a bald part / A Powder to prevent Baldness / To change the Colour of the Hair / Natural Cosmetics / A Coral Stick for the Teeth / Receipts to strengthen the Gums and fasten loose Teeth / Directions for making Lavender – Water / Rose – Water / Orange-Flower Water / German sweet-scented Water / Ladies-Water / Venice – Water highly esteemed / A Water for Pimples in the Face / A Water to change the Eyebrows Black / The Duchess de la Vrilliere’s Mouth-Water / Prepared Sponges for the Face / A Remedy for St.Anthony’s Fire or Erysipelatous Eruptions on the Face / Manner of drying Flowers so as to preserve their natura Colours / Cosmetic Oils / Compound Oil or Essence of Fennel / Essential Oils commonly called Quintessence of Lavender / Virgin’s Milk (A safe and approved Cosmetic) / A Cosmetic Juice / A Liniment to promote the Growth and Regeneration of Nails / A Secret to take away Wrinkles / Carmines – A Liquid Rouge that exactly imitates Nature / The Turkish method of preparing Carmine / The Montpellier – Toilet / Medicinces to cure Warts / etc. etc. with many more recipes
With a Supplement: Stains of Urine / To clean Gold and Silver Lace / To clean Turkey Carpets /