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To Make Bandoline


  • 1 ounce of gum-tragacanth
  • 1/4 pint of cold water
  • 3 pennyworth of essence of almonds
  • 2 teaspoonfuls of old rum


Put the gum-tragacanth into a wide-mouthed bottle with the cold water; let it stand till dissolved, then stir into it the essence of almonds; let it remain for an hour or two, when pour the rum on the top. This should make the stock bottle, and when any is required for use, it is merely necessary to dilute it with a little cold water until the desired consistency is obtained, and to keep it in a small bottle, well corked, for use. This bandoline, instead of injuring the hair, as many other kinds often do, improves it, by increasing its growth, and making it always smooth and glossy.


The Book of Household Management (1861).


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