Old-Fashioned Recipe for Face Powder

Face powder recipe includes wheat starch and variety of oils.

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An old-fashioned recipe for face powder:

"Take one-fourth pound of wheat starch pounded fine. Sift it through a fine sieve or a piece of lace. Add to it eight drops of oil of rose, oil of lemon 30 drops, oil of bergamot 15 drops. Rub together thoroughly."

Mrs. L.A. Houston
Rockville, Nebraska


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