"Tree" Gasoline Anti-Knock! A little spray of water carbonated
into intake manifold of an internal combustion engine will
dampen the "ping" nearly as well as tetra-ethyl lead ("ethyl").
Plant to Keep Mosquitoes Away! The castor bean plant. Seeds
available from any nursery. Plant in pots within the house;
replant outdoors. Decorative and they grow like weeds!
Non-Rust Anti-Freeze! Old motor oil thinned with kerosene.
Remove Coffee and Tea Stains! Glycerine. OR Ethylene Glycol
("Prestone") OR Diethylene Glycol.
Tooth Powder! Equal parts table salt, borax and baking soda.
Ask your dentist.
Break a Dog from Chasing Cars! Attach a stick to the dog's
collar to strike at his knees when he runs.
Remove Water Marks from Table Tops! Dissolve paraffin shavings
in olive or cooking oil. Rub one way only.
Develop Fingerprints! Place a small wad of cotton, saturated
with tincture of iodine, in a glass tube; blow against suspected
fingerprints, and they will appear.
Burn Out Carbon in a Motor! Disconnect windshield wiper tube
from intake manifold. Substitute another tube leading to a
container of hydrogen peroxide. Allow this to be drawn into
idling motor. Excess oxygen will burn out the carbon deposits.
Remove Rust Stains from Fabrics! Equal parts alum and tartaric
acid, or 10% solution hydrofluoric acid. Rinse!
Remove Chewing Gum from Rugs and Clothing! Turpentine is most
effective. Next, Benzine or other hydrocarbon solvents.
Flowers Preserved Indefinitely! Collodion, thinned with ether.
Or keep stems in vase of powdered silica gel.
Super Cleaning Cloth! Ounce of oxalic acid in gallon of water.
Wring and dry the cloths.
Keep Grass from Growing Near Walks! Saturate the strip with
used motor oil. Not new oil.
Make Steel and Iron Tools Rust-Proof! Boil in a solution of
ferric phosphate or (better) benzoate of soda.
Nickel Plate Metal! Equal parts of double nickel salts and sal
ammoniac dissolved in water. Heat to near boiling and immerse
the metal to be nickeled, with a scrap of aluminum or aluminum
foil touching it. Rinse well in clear water.
Make Mimeograph Ink! Thin common printer's ink with kerosene to
Liquid Fire, Red, Green, etc.! Methanol (denatured alcohol)
costs less than 65 cents a gallon. To make a "dip" or spray for
fireplace logs, add about 1/4 teaspoonful strontium nitrate for
RED fire, barium nitrate for brilliant GREEN flames, common
table salt for YELLOW, copper sulfate (blue vitriol) for BLUE
flames, and copper sulfide for PURPLE flames.
Candles Burn Twice as Long! Dip candles in liquid shellac. The
candle wax will burn... not drip.
Camp Stove - Carry in Your Pocket! Fill a can with sand and
saturate with gasoline, kerosene, alcohol, etc.
Mosquitoes Won't Bite: Four parts glycerine, 4 parts alcohol, 1
part eucalyptus oil. Or make a solution of equal parts of
isopropyl alcohol and methyl phthalate.
Appendicitis Attack! NEVER give a laxative. Assist victim to
stand on head until doctor comes.
Common Substance to Ink Makes It Waterproof! Add ink to a bit
of common glue and allow to dissolve completely.
Deodorize Gasoline! Add about 20 drops of sassafras oil to a
gallon of gasoline or solvent.
A Drinker Will Dislike the Taste of Alcohol! A few drops of
tincture of ipecac (a word which is sometimes known as
ipecacuanha). Consult your pharmacist.
Green Lawn All Winter! In the autumn, scatter Italian rye (or
equivalent) grass on the lawn.
Stagnant Water Made Safe to Drink! To a quart of water add
about 10 drops tincture of iodine. Let stand.
Beauty Clay from Two Ingredients! Five tsp Fuller's Earth and 3
tsp. lemon juice. Or Bentonite (clay) and water.
Treatment for Pyorrhea! Chlorine laundry bleach, daily applied
with toothpick and cotton "swab".
Make Glass Sparkle! Carbon Tetrachloride, retailed in drug
stores as "Carbona".
Keeps Fleas Off Dogs! A little sage. Obtainable in any grocery
store in "Seasonings" department.
Open Most Sinks and Drains! Pour in a little kerosene. Let
stand overnight. Results not immediate.
Fruits and Flowers Grow Larger! A little iron sulfate (green
copperas) in watering fluid. Infrequently.
Fabrics and Labels Adhere to Metal! Add a little glycerine or
"Prestone" to the glue or moistening water.
Transparent Paint for Glass! Mix water colors with sodium
silicate solution (waterglass).
Eyeglass Cleaner! Mix together 8 oz. ammonia and 32 oz.
Mosquito Remedy! Mix oil of citronella in common Vaseline and
apply to exposed areas.
Liquid Hand Soap! Dissolve any good powdered soap in boiling
water, add one part alcohol to each 4 parts solution. Odor may
be added when cool.
Powdered Hand Soap! Put ordinary tri-sodium phosphate in sifter
can or mix 7 oz. of same with 3 oz. of fine powdered soap.
Insect and Roach Exterminator! Mix the following: Borax, one
pound; powdered sugar, 60 oz.; add one oz. cocoa powder and two
oz. sodium fluoride. Mix well and sprinkle around places pests
are known to frequent. Keep out of reach of children!
Hydrocotyle Asiatic Teas Are a Brain Food! Energizes and
preserves the brain and body indefinitely. Noted for making
Alopecia: Mullein Solutions Will Grow Hair on Bald Heads!
Massage the head by taking two fingers of each hand, put on each
side of the spinal cord above the hair line. Now rub up and
down for two minutes. (This treatment alone has often given
excellent results.) Afterwards apply the mullein and leave on.
Garlic oil is also very effective to grow hair.
Dandruff: coconut oil is most effective for stubborn cases.
Superfluous Hair: Use 20 vol. peroxide. This is not the
ordinary peroxide but twice as strong. This will in time
discourage hair growth.
Gray Hair! Massage sulphur well into the scalp once a week for
a few weeks, and partake of sulphur foods whenever possible.
Liquor Cravings! Gold Thread mixed with Golden Seal in teas
creates a violent distaste for alcoholic drinks. A few grains
of epicae added to liquids nullifies all desire for liquors.
Cigarette Habit: Before breakfast take 1/2 teaspoon each
rochelle salts and cream of tartar; also chew ginseng root and
swallow the juice.
Athletes! Use honey in copious amounts, and drink teas of
Alfalfa for litheness, strength and swiftness.
Arthritis! Take 2 tbsp. orange juice thoroughly mixed with 1
tbsp. cod-liver oil on an empty stomach just before bedtime at
night after several hours have elapsed after the evening meal.
Eat no food or drink, no liquid of any kind, for a number of
hours after taking the oil. This lapse of time allows the
stomach to empty and bile flow to subside. Then when the whole
digestive system is resting, the oiled orange juice will pass
into the bloodstream and is readily absorbed by the bone
structure which comprise the malady. Many folks have tried this
and have had no occurrence of arthritis since the after years of
being partially crippled.
Influenza! Yarrow herb known as milfoil has been used with good
results to stop hemorrhaging of the lungs. If the tea is taken
freely at the beginning of a cold, mixed with elderberry
blossoms and peppermint, and the patient remains in bed, it will
break up a cold and flu within 24 hours. For a bad cold, take a
teaspoonful of Arm & Hammer soda in a glass of cold water. If
taken 15 minutes or so before a meal for 5 meals, it will banish
a cold. If the stomach is empty, the soda passes on through it
into the intestines and kills the acid forming there. The soda
stops acid formation, which during a cold forms in the
intestines, is absorbed into the blood and filters out through
the membranes of the nose, throat, eyes and lungs. Cayenne and
eyebright teas will dry up a cold quickly. Cream of tartar in a
glass of water, one teaspoonful, will quickly banish fevers.
Colds! Refer to formula #47.
Fevers! Refer to formula #47.
Food Drink! Place one heaping tablespoon of malt (not
chocolate) in a cup. Add 1/4 cup of milk. Mix until smooth,
then add 1-1/2 cups of milk, 2 fresh eggs and 3 spoonfuls of
honey. Now place in a quart jar and shake. Drink at once after
mixing as the vitamins will escape within a few minutes after
being mixed. Drink four times a day. This is equal to a full
meal but one will gain or lose weight. Do not add sweetening of
Doubled Crops! To double your crops, lervuilinic acid dusted on
or soaking seeds with acid increases the yield of oats, corn,
beets, soybeans and cotton as much as 100%. Costs only $3.00
All Purpose Cleaner! Simply mix one ounce Trisodium Phosphate
with one gallon of water; makes the whitest washings, an
excellent cleaner for all surfaces; also car radiators, etc.
Corns! Cut a small piece of lemon rind with a little of the
pulp and bind to corn. Deep-seated corns will no doubt take
Facial! Scrub face and neck with soap in warm water, dry,
spread milk of magnesia over face and neck. Relax until it
dries thoroughly. Spread another layer of magnesia to dissolve
the first layer, remove with a damp towel. Now heat some olive
oil and apply; let this remain for five minutes; use ice cold
witch hazel, which removes the excess oil, leaving skin fresh.
This magically erases frown lines, re-awakens and preserves face
and neck indefinitely. Use twice a week; after a few treatments
you will be amazed at the transformation.
Magical Fish Bait Gets the Big Ones! Use oil of Rhodium, 1
ounce, mixed with 1/2 ounce of oil of anise. Put on bait.
Never Fail to Get Your Deer! Take along a bottle of oil of
anise and dab some of it on your cap, face, hands and coat
collars. Do this at intervals throughout the day. Ones who do
this never fail to get their deer every year. The anise kills
the human scent. This is an odor that deers like and will
attract them. When in thick growth simply give a loud shrill
whistle. A good percentage of the time the deer's curiosity
will get the best of his judgement, he stops, and you've got
Diabetes! The little-known secret is corn silk, soaked in water
overnight and drunk twice a day, is said to vanish diabetes.
Lung Disorders! See #47.
All Purpose Cleaner! Mix 1 ounce TSP with one gallon of water.
For cleaning rugs, woodwork, linoleum, porcelain, painted
surfaces, glass, etc.
Wood Furniture Restorer! Mix 3 parts linseed oil with one part
turpentine. Rub on furniture with woolen cloth, let dry, rub
with a dry woolen cloth.
Falling Hair! Mix one part of oil of lemon to 10 parts water.
Deodorant and Moth Blocks! Mix together 3 parts colorome and
100 parts paradichlorbenzine. Melt and pour into molds.
Felt and Suede Cleaner! Carbon tetrachloride.
Eye Lotion! Dissolve 6 ounces sodium tetraborate into one
gallon of water.
Silvering Compound! Mix together one part nitrate of silver
with 3 parts cyanide of potassium; add water to make thick
paste. Rub on copper, brass, etc., with cloth.
Auto Radiator Cleaner! Sodium bisulphate. Pour 12 ounces in
radiator and run car for two hours. Drain and flush well.
Fly Killer! Dissolve 1-1/2 ounces formalin, 6 ounces sugar, and
100 ounces water.
Air Freshener! Mix 4 parts water soluble perfume oil in 124
parts plain water.
Valve Grinding Compound! Mix fine powdered pumice with
Poison Ivy Remedy! Two ounces potassium permanganate with 40
Bath Oil! Mix 98 parts sulfonated olive oil with 2 parts
Moth Paper! Melt together 4 parts naphthalene and 8 parts
paraffin wax. Paint on paper while still warm.
Bed Bug Killer! Mix equal parts wood alcohol and creosote.
Aluminum Cleaner and Polish! Two ounces borax in 1 pint water.
Cuticle Remover! Thirty ounces potassium hydroxide, 5 gallons
water, 100 ounces glycerine.
Soapless Oil Shampoo! Mix 100 parts sulfonated castor oil and 1
part perfume oil.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner! Potassium acid sulphate.
Concrete Cleaner! Dissolve 3 pounds metasilicate in 1 gallon
hot water. Use with broom.
Type Cleaner! Mix half pint naphtha in 1 quart of carbon
Auto Dry Cleaning Spray! Mix 1 pint paraffin oil and 1 quart
Nail Polish Remover! Mix 6 parts acetone with 4 parts ethyl
Brilliantine! Mix 99 parts light white mineral oil and 1 part
perfume oil. Let stand 48 hours, then filter.
Varnish for Maps! Add 2 ounces castor oil to 2 quarts collodion.
Fluid for Writing on Blueprints! Mix 12 ounces TSP in 1 gallon
Almond Flavor! Mix 1 part oil of bitter almond to 49 parts
Banana Flavor! Mix 8 ounces banana flavor with 1 gallon of
edible corn oil.
Hydraulic Brake Fluid! Mix equal parts castor oil and denatured
Pine Oil Disinfectant! Mix 1 part rosoap and 6 parts pine oil.
Ribbon and Pad Ink! Mix glycerine and small amount of aniline
black. Apply one drop on each inch of ribbon, rewind and let
set for several days.
Silk Hosiery Saver! Mix 1 ounce powdered alum into a quart of
water. Soak hosiery in solution 15 minutes and dry. Rinse in
water several times and dry.
Meat Tenderizer! Mix 17 ounces papaya juice into 1 gallon of
water. Sprinkle on meat, pound lightly, let stand 30 minutes.
Drain Pipe Cleaner! Sodium hydroxide.
Liquid Cement! Mix 1 gallon of waterglass with 2 quarts of
water. Heat and gradually add 1 pound of shellac, stirring
until completely dissolved. Use on cardboard, wood, crocker,
Cockroach Killer! Mix equal parts Plaster of Paris and oatmeal.
Sprinkle on roach trails.
Itch Ointment! Mix thoroughly one part ointment of nitrate of
mercury and 4 parts of balm oil.
Mosquito Repellent! Ethyl hexanediol sprinkled around breeding
Writing Ink! Pulverize and mix 16 ounces nut gals with 7 ounces
of gum arabic. Mix into 6 quarts of warm water. Keep in
Plastic Wood! Mix powdered wood flour with enough acetone to
make a stiff paste.
Sweet Pea Toilet Water! Dissolve 72 ounces of oil of sweet pea
into 27 gallons of alcohol and add 11 gallons of water.
Face Powder! One part powdered French chalk and 3 parts talcum
Astringent! Mix 2 ounces aquaresin G.M.C. in 1 gallon of water.
Let stand overnight.
French Bubble Bath! Mix 4 parts snowflake crystals with 1 part
virifoam-A. Add perfume oil to scent.
Wave Set! Soak 2 pounds gum jauri in 20 gallons of water
overnight, dissolve, add perfume and color to suit.
Perfume Extract! Dissolve 1 part perfume oil in 10 parts
alcohol. Allow to stand several days in tightly corked bottle,
Renew Auto Batteries! Dissolve 1 ounce epsom salts in warm
water for each cell.
Spark Plug Cleaner! Use household ammonia.
Motor Oil Reclaimer! Boil 4 gallons used oil, add 1 pint
silicate of soda and stir 10 to 15 minutes. Let settle 5 to 7
Gun Oil! Clear mineral oil.
NOTE: It should be remembered that any chemical can be very
dangerous when used or handled improperly. For this reason, the
seller of these formulas IS NOT responsible for any mishaps
associated with these formulas. THEY ARE SOLD AS INFORMATION