(Mostly 1 & 2 Ingredients Available in Drugstores)
You can copy any of these Formulas and sell to other Agents, or
put them together in packages - under your own name - and sell
The specialty formulas presented within the pages of this report
were carefully selected for the explicit purpose of placing the
beginner with limited capital in a position to manufacture
quick-sell products. Every one of them represents a popular
product of wide appeal and genuine merit. No expensive
equipment is needed to prepare these products. In most cases,
you do the mixing, compounding and packaging from your kitchen
table. If directions are adhered to faithfully, results are
sure to be satisfactory.
Borated Talcum Powder - Gradually rub 1/2 part Perfume Oil into
5 parts Magnesium Carbonate. Add to this 90 parts Talc and 5
parts Boracic Acid. Mix thoroughly and sieve. Put up in
12-ounce shaker boxes and sell .
Solid Perfume - Melt together 33 parts Paraffin and 66 parts
White Petrolatum. Stir until cool, and then add 1 part Perfume
Oil. Allow to settle. Cut into 1-inch blocks, wrap in tin foil
Suntan Oil - Mix together thoroughly 25 parts Olive Oil with
24-1/2 parts Peanut Oil refined. If desired, 1/2 part Perfume
Oil can be added for scent. Put up in 6-ounce bottles and sell.
Powder Fire Extinguisher - Mix together 5 parts Common Salt, 1/2
part Sulphate of Soda, 1/2 part Silicate of Soda, 1/4 part
Chloride of Calcium,. 2 parts Baking Soda and 6 parts Ground
Rice. Pack in one-pound long tin tubes with pull-off caps and
sell. To use simply scatter the powder on the blaze.
Bath or Dusting Powder - Rub 1/2 part Perfume Oil into 75 parts
Powdered Borax, then mix thoroughly with 25 parts Wheat or Corn
Starch. Put in 4-ounce shaker boxes and sell.
Antiseptic Ointment (Astringent) - For soothing relief from
bruises, cuts, bites, stings, etc. Dissolve 3.4 parts of
Plienol and 6.8 parts Salicylic Acid in 38 parts of Melted
Yellow Petrolatum. Let cool, then add 38 parts of Ilyrous
Lanolin with which 6.8 parts Sulphonnated Bitumen has been
thoroughly mixed. Put up in 3 ounce jars and sell.
Invisible Ink - Mix together 1 part Sulphuric Acid with 10 parts
Water. Put up in ounce bottles and sell. To use, write with
plain pen point. Writing can be read when paper is slightly
Imitation Vanilla Flavor - Dissolve 30 ounces of Vanillin into
150 fl. ounces of Alcohol, add 180 fl. ounces of Glycerine.
Then run in 40 fl. ounces of Caramel and 600 fl. ounces of
Distilled Water. Filter to clarify. Put up in 4-ounce bottles,
Mothproofing Paper - Melt together 1 part Crude Haphthalene
(inflammable) and 2 parts of Paraffin Wax. With this mixture
paint unsized paper (ordinary brown wrapping paper will do
fine). Use a broad brush. To use, wrap clothing in this
treated paper before storing as a precaution against moths. Sell
Bronze, Gold or Silver Ink - Fine Bronze Powder, or Gold or
Silver Leaf is ground with a little Potash, and washed from the
salt and mixed with water and a sufficient quantity of Gum
Acacia. Put up in 1-ounce bottles and sell.
Auto Polish in Powder Form - Dissolve 2 ounces Paraffin Oil into
6 fl. ounces of Carbon Tetrachloride and mix with 16 ounces of
Infusorial Earth. Pack this product in 8-1/2 ounce airtight
cans and sell. To use, stir into 2 quarts of water.
Theatre Spray - Mix together 4 parts Water Soluble Perfume Oil
and 124 parts Water. Sell this to theatres in gallon jugs.
Blackhead Cream - Rub 1-1/4 ounces of Preciditated Sulphur with
1 fl. ounce of Glycerine and incorporate this with 7-1/2 ounces
of Ointment of Rose Water. Put up in 4-ounce jars and sell. To
be used at bed-time.
Silver Polish that Replates with Silver - Mix together 3 parts
Chloride of Silver, 2 parts Fine Whiting, 6 parts Cream of
Tartar and 3 parts Common Salt. Put up in 6-ounce cans or
bottles and sell.
Rubber Stamps - Set up the desired name and address in common
type, oil the type and then put a guard about 1/2-inch high
around the form. Next, pour in plaster of paris that has been
mixed to the proper consistency. Allow to set. Now get long
strips of vulcanized rubber about 3 inches wide and one-eighth
of an inch thick, cut off the size of the intended stamp, then
remove the plaster cast from the type, and place both the cast
and the rubber in a screw press. Now apply sufficient heat to
thoroughly soften the rubber, turn the screw hard and let it
remain until the rubber receives the exact impression of the
cast and becomes cold. Remove and trim neatly with a sharp
knife and cement to handle. Sell for so much for 3 lines of type
and so much for each additional line.
Window Defroster - This is a good seller to storekeepers who
want to keep winter frosts from hiding their window displays.
Dissolve 55 parts Glycerine into 1,000 parts 62% Alcohol. Add a
few drops of amber. Sell to stores in gallon jugs.
Oil Orange Flavor - Orange Oil, 6 ounces; Edible Corn Oil, 1
gallon. Put up in 4-ounce bottles and sell.
Oil Lemon Flavor - Oil of Lemon, 6 ounces; Edible Corn Oil, 1
gallon. Put up same as above.
Pineapple Oil Flavor - Pineapple Extract, 2 quarts; Edible Corn
Oil, 1 gallon. Put up same as above.
Polishing Cloth - Dissolve 5 ounces of Oxalic Acid in 5 gallons
of water, stir into this 5 pounds of Whiting. Soft pieces of
cloth, such as Canton Flannel, are saturated with this mixture,
gently squeezed out and allowed to dry. While treating cloth
with the preparation, the mixture should be kept well-stirred to
prevent the whiting from settling. Pack the treated cloths in
glassine envelopes and sell.
Deodorant Powder - 1-1/2 parts Bismuth Subnitrate, 1 part
Powdered Salicylic Acid, 1 part zinc Oliostearate. Grind all
together in a mortar. Put up in 3-ounce shaker boxes.
Permanent Ink (Cannot Be Erased; Will Not Fade) - Dissolve 10
fl. drams of Gum Copal into 10 fl. ounces of Oil of Lavender
with the aid of gentle heat. Thoroughly mix into this solution
100 grains of Lampblack and 20 grains of Indigo that has been
rubbed to an impalpable powder. Put up in 2-ounce bottles and
Soapless Oil Shampoo - Mix 100 parts sulfonated Castor Oil into
1 part Perfume Oil. If lower concentration is desired, add
water to suit. Put up in 8-ounce bottles and sell.
Foot Powder - Mix thoroughly together 10 parts Boric Acid with
0.7 parts Zinc Oxide and 2.7 parts Purified Talc. Put up in
5-ounce shaker boxes and sell.
Marble Cleaner (used extensively on tombstones) - To 1 part
Powdered Pumice, 2 parts Dried Carbonate of Soda and 1 part
Chalk add sufficient water to make a thick paste. Put up in
16-ounce cans and sell.
All Purpose Cleaner - Satisfactory for cleaning woodwork,
floors, dishes, painted surfaces, porcelain, linoleum, glass,
etc. This is simply Trisodium Phosphate. Put up in 1-ounce
bags with instructions to mix with 1 gallon of water and sell.
Shoe Saver - Simply melt together 2 parts Tallow with 1 part
Resin. To use, apply this mixture freely to the soles of shoes
with a table knife. Makes them wear much longer. Put up in
2-ounce, airtight cans, and sell.
Typewriter Ribbon Renewer - Dissolve 1 part Aniline Black with
15 parts of Pure Grain Alcohol and then add 15 parts of
Concentrated Glycerine. Put up in 1-ounce dropper bottles and
sell. To use, put one drop on each 1/2 inch of ribbon, rewind
and let set for 72 hours. Each bottle will re-ink from 30 to 40
Eczema Ointment - Mix together 31-1/2 ounces of Boric Acid
Ointment and 31-1/2 ounces of Ointment of Ammoniated Mercury
until a homogenous paste is formed. Then thoroughly incorporate
into this mixture 2-1/2 fl. ounces of coal Tar Solution and
4-1/2 ounces of LiquifiedPhenol. Put up in 2-ounce jars and
Ink in Powdered Form - Pulverize and mix 16 parts of Nut Gals
with 7 parts of Gum Arabic. Put up in 2-ounce drug envelopes
with instructions to mix into one pint of warm water. This
makes a good grade black ink.
Insect Repellant Pads - These are made by dipping fabric
remnants, paper toweling, paper napkin stock, etc., in a simple
solution made of: 1 part methyl (di-methyl) phthalate, 1 part
isopropyl alcohol - 95% alcohol, 190 proof (approx.). NOTE:
This is not the isopropyl rubbing compound. The alcohol serves
no active purpose beyond carrying the potent ingredient, Methyl
Phthalate, into the fibres of the pads. The alcohol then
evaporates. Directions for Use: If the skin is heavy with
perspiration, fist dry, then use the pad just like cleaning
tissue, for protection against gnats, mosquitoes, chiggers,
flies and other insects. Do not apply close to the eyes.
Perfectly safe elsewhere. For sale, a dozen or 20 small pads in
a polyethylene bag makes an effective retail unit.
Kitchen Wall Cleaner - This is a syrupy, water-like liquid,
until recently patented, but now produced by a number of
manufacturers who wholesale it through jobbers.
"Triethanolamine", pronounced Try-ethan-all-a-meen. It would be
difficult to find a chemical wholesaler who does not sell it,
but may not know its value as a cleaner-polish for smoked-up
kitchen walls. Directions: To make an amazing kitchen
wall-cleaner, add about an ounce to a quart of water. Add a
trace of blue dye for eye-appeal, if you wish. Or, sell "as is"
as a concentrate, for the user to dilute with water, himself.
The kitchen walls, of course, must be "washable". Moisten a
cloth or sponge with the solution, and wipe the soiled surfaces.
Rinsing is not necessary. The solution converts kitchen grease
deposits into soap, and leaves the walls gleaming like new.
Never dull or powdery as do many other, more expensive wall
Spray-On, Wipe-Off Glass Cleaner - Obviously, the base necessary
for all glass cleaners is water. But to make water much more
effective as a cleaner, other ingredients must be added. One of
the simplest and best is a solution of 3 or 4 parts of water and
1 part of Methanol, which is also known as denatured alcohol,
wood alcohol or methyl alcohol. It's inexpensive, too . This
simple formula makes a quick-drying glass cleaner that will
amaze you. If you want to improve it slightly, add not more
than 1/2 of 1% of any synthetic detergent like Vel, Tide, Rinso
Blue, and/or even less than 1/2 of 1% of trisodium phosphate,
better known as TSP. This is so cheap that you may be
well-advised to buy your first or experimental needs at retail.
A trace of blue or red dye may be added to your product, for eye
appeal. If you want a very effective solution and are impressed
by instant-drying properties, just use TSP and water. The
ready-to-use liquid cost about the same as plain water - but it
does the job! And it leaves no chalky deposits. Few products
for home use provide such a high margin of profit as this one.
(Note: The above analysis is sold as information only. we
cannot be held liable for any accidents that may result from
your using the solution improperly.)
Liquid Dishwashing Detergent - Unlike many detergents and
surfactants, this is non-corrosive, non-rusting. To this
extent, at least, it is superior for cleaning car bodies, milk
cans and other metal objects. Formula: "Nimex 21" from Stephan
Chemical Company, one of the largest producers of Lasic
synthetic detergents in the United States. It has a number of
factories, which we list below. Any of these firms can and will
answer your inquiries as to the distributor of their products
who is located nearest to you. Address to Stephan Chemical
Company at the following locations:
224A West Frontage Road, Northfield, IL
693 Humphries St., S.W. Atlanta, GA
100 West Hunter Avenue, Maywood, NJ
5587 North Ridge Rd, North Madison, OH
1139 Ellamae Street, Tampa 2, Fl
Dissolve Nimex 21 (any quantity) in an equal amount of water.
As you stir, the liquid becomes thicker, not thinner, as you
might normally expect. A trace of perfume oil, such as any
chemical house can supply, may be added if desired. The perfume
should be dissolved in the Nimex before adding water.
Directions: For dishwashing, add a tablespoonful or so to the
dishpan, the amount depending on the number of dishes and the
grease deposits, etc. For car washing and the like, 2
tablespoonfuls (one ounce) to 3 to 4 gallons of water is usually
ample. When hosed down, the body will dry without streaking.
Liquid Vitamin - Simply made from one product of the field.
Gives you quick energy and vitality. Author claims that after
one week, you'll be kicking up your heels and raring to go.
Ideal for men and women past 40. In a porcelain or enamelware
vessel, put 2-1/2 lbs. of clean Oats. Add 2 gallons of
distilled or unmineralized rainwater. Set in a cool place for
48 hours. Bring to boil slowly. Strain through cloth. You
will have about one gallon of liquid. Put in a jug, keep in
refrigerator. Dose: A 2 oz. glass , 3 or 4 times a day. If
larger quantities are made, add 1/10 of 1% of Benzoate-Soda to
the gallon to act as a preservative.
Transferix for Transferring Pictures - Common yellow soap, 1-1/2
oz., 3-1/2 oz. of fl. spirits of turpentine, 1 pint of soft
water (made soft by boiling, then cooled). Dissolve the soap by
boiling in the water, and when nearly cool add the turpentine,
then shake the ingredients together thoroughly. Put up in
1-ounce bottles. Paste a small label on the front of the
bottle, and on another small separate sheet (about 3x6) have the
following directions printed: Directions for Using Fluid:
Apply liberally to the surface of the printed matter with a soft
brush or sponge (being very careful that you do not smear the
ink, which becomes soft when the fluid is applied), and allow to
soak for a few minutes. Then place the plain cloth or paper
over wet side of printed matter and subject it to moderate
pressure - one minute - using bowl of spoon or small roller.
Upon separating them you will find the picture has been
transferred to the other surface.
Marvel-O Eight-in-One Product - Orthodichlorobenzene, 1 part;
Carbon Tetrachloride, 2 parts: by weight. Mix. Put up in
6-ounce cans, or in such sizes are best suited to your purposes.
This is truly a marvelous product on which the profit is
large. It does work, too. Insect Exterminator: Used as a
spray, it kills moths, their eggs and larvae, as well as
bedbugs, roaches, silverfish, ants, mosquitoes, flies and other
insects. Powerful Disinfectant: Adding two tablespoonsful to
warm water or soap suds, it serves as a powerful disinfectant
when applied to mattresses, springs, upholstery, walls, floors,
wash bowls, etc. Leaves a pleasant, clean odor and guards
health. Paint Remover: This wonderful product is amazingly
efficient in removing lacquer, shellac and paint of all kinds.
Hand Cleaner: Excellent for the workman or mechanic, removes
dirt, grime, grease and leaves the hands clean and soft. Used
full strength it will not harm the hands. Spot Cleaner: Takes
out dirt, grease, grime, spots and stains from any material.
Leaves no ring and is non-injurious. Deodorant: Used as a
spray, it becomes an effective and pleasant deodorant that kills
unpleasant odors and purifies the air. Easy to use.
Quick-Action Cleaner: An effective cleaner when added to soap
suds, cuts the grease and makes clothes washing easier. Also
speeds cleaning action on floors, walls, linoleum, tiling, wash
bowls, bath tubs, etc. A wonderful window cleaner. Metal
Polish and Cleaner: Apply full strength on a soft cloth, cuts
the surface dirt film with just a few easy rubs, and will not
injure any metal surface. Produces a brilliant finish or
restores original luster. Renews and Cleans Typewriter Platens,
Ribbons and Printers' Rollers: Wash rollers with this solution.
Dip ribbons in this cleaner and roll out, wait 24 hours to use.
NOTE: Above is suggested for label and advertising copy. All
claims made above can be depended upon in this fantastic
product. Simply and easy to prepare and very profitable. It
makes a wonderful demonstrator item and is great for
To Improve Odor: The odor of Orthodichlorobenzene will probably
have to be masked with a scenting oil, such as Oil of Myrbanc or
Citronella, by dissolving the scenting oil in a small amount of
rubbing alcohol and adding to the mixture. The
Orthodichlorbenzene and Carbon Tetrachloride may be obtained
from any wholesale drug company or chemical firm.
All container sizes given in this report are merely suggestions,
and do not necessarily convey any prevailing specifications.
You become a manufacturer when you label and package any product
yourself. In many localities, when you sell the goods directly,
a license will be required. However, often no local license is
necessary when interstate commerce is involved. City, county
and state authorities should be consulted for guidance on these
matters. No license is required by the federal government.
Some of the preparations outlined in this report are subject to
the Federal Food, Drug and cosmetic act of 1938. Briefly, this
act: 1. Authorized establishment of standards of strength,
quality and purity. 2. Forbids adulteration, misbranding,
deceptive containers. 3. requires clinical testing before
general sales of new drugs, including new combinations of
existing drugs and existing drugs recommended for new uses. You
can obtain more detailed information by securing a copy of
"Digest of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act". It will
be sent free on request from The Food and Drug Administration,
A government permit is required when alcohol is used in any
preparation. For full particulars write the nearest Bureau of
The federal government imposes a Retailers' Excise Tax on the
retail price of cosmetics. This luxury tax must be paid by the
customer regardless of how the sale is made. A Treasury
Department pamphlet titled "Regulations 51" lists what specific
items are covered and also gives other information. You can
obtain a copy from the Superintendent of Documents, Washington.
DC. Also, write to your state authorities for details on local
taxes, if any.
The use of an trademark indicates that the identifying sign
under which a product is sold has been registered as a
trademark, and that a similar product cannot be sold under the
same identifying sign. A trademark can be a word, a group of
words, symbol, picture, design, or combination of these. For
full details write to the Department of Commerce, U.S. Patent
Office, Washington, DC and ask for a copy of "Protection of
Sources of Supply
Isopropyl Alcohol - For making the Glass Cleaner. In small
lots you can use the 70% grade of Isopropyl Alcohol Rubbing
Compound as available at low cost in all retail drugstores. In
commercial quantities, use the 91% grade of Isopropyl Alcohol
available by the drug from your local Chemical Dealer or
Commercial Solvents Corp., 245 Park ave, New York, NY 10017.
Sales offices are located in many principal cities (see the
Yellow Pages of your nearest large city telephone directory).
In addition to the Olin Corporation, previously suggested for a
Fire Extinguisher grade of Sodium Bicarbonate, we submit other
large suppliers of Sodium bicarbonate and who may also have a
special grade for this use.
Church & Dwight Co. Inc., 2 Pennsylvania Ave., New York, NY 10001
BASF Wyandotte Corp., 1609 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192
Hummel Chemical Co. Inc., P.O. Box 250, So., Plainfield, NJ 07080
Fritzsche Dodge & Olcott, Inc., 76 North Ave., New York, NY 10011
Leuders, 427 Washington St., New York, NY 10013
Norda Essential Oil Co., 475 10th Ave., New York, NY 10018
Where you require only small quantities, you can use the simple
food colors available from most grocery stores. In commercial
quantities, you can obtain all kinds of colors for all purposes
Pylam Products Co. Inc., 9510 218th St., Queens Village, NY 11429
Bemis Co., 800 Northstar Center, Minneapolis, MN 55402
W. Braun Co., 300 N. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60606
Foster-Grant Co., 289 N. Main St., Leominster, MA 01453
Penn Bottle & Supply Co., 5619 Cherry St., Philadelphia, PA 19139
Cartons or Boxes
Sealright Co., 314 S. 1st St., Fulton, NY 13069
Acme Folding Box Co., 1495 Horkimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11233
Stone Container Corp., 360 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
From your local printer or from:
Dennison Manufacturing Co., 67 Ford Ave., Framingham, MA 01701
Topflight Corp., 165 E. 9th Ave., York, PA 17404
Things to Remember (Smart Things)
Have confidence in yourself. Don't sell yourself short. Many
manufactured products with national distribution today were once
manufactured in a small way by people who possessed this
confidence in their ability to succeed. They did succeed, and
there is absolutely no reason why you can't make products as
good as the finest on the market. You must believe it!
The product, regardless of type, has not been made that cannot
be improved upon. That's why some products put out by little
known manufacturers are actually superior to those offered by
the big companies. So, never be satisfied with the product you
are making. Always try to improve upon it - you don't have to
be a chemist to do it. Experiment on your own - you might be
surprised at what you can do. The big companies are working
'round the clock to improve their products, which accounts for
the constant change in the formulas of many products. Just take
a look at the evolution of camera since Polaroid introduced its
Land Camera - supposedly the "ultimate camera". So, regardless
of how good a product may be, the possibility of improvements is
always there and should be explored at every opportunity.
Lack of finances is no barrier to success. The unsuccessful
person inevitably uses this as an alibi for his failures, but it
is an overworked alibi. This person leans heavily on the old
adage that "it takes money to make money". While there is
nothing particularly wrong with the statement, why is it that so
many people with little or no money to speak of have achieve
greatness in their chosen field or profession? It is because
they want success strongly enough to work for it and they have
confidence in their ability to achieve it.
They were Positive Thinkers, one of the outstanding
characteristics of successful people. Instead of looking upon a
project with doubt, fear and skepticism, the positive thinker
turns a deaf ear to all the Doubting Thomases who tell him it
can't be done. He goes ahead and does it!
The Negative Thinker, as much through laziness as anything else,
seems to welcome negative comments from others so he won't have
to put out the effort. It gives that person a good excuse for
being a failure.
Occasionally we receive a letter from someone who practically
accuses us of misleading people into believing they can make
money in the Chemical Specialty Manufacturing business and then
proceeds to tell us why it cannot be done. A self-appointed
expert on the subject who has never tired it and never will
because he has already accepted defeat - without even trying.
Always remember: What others are doing, you can do.
For every letter we receive from those defeatists, we receive
countless others from people who are making a success in this
business and enjoying it; but you can bet your bottom dollar
they didn't achieve it listening to the Gloomy Busses and
A living example if this is the story of the Italian man in
Montreal who went into this business on a "shoestring" with a
liquid cleaner, mixing it in an open head drum and selling it
for about $80 profit per drum. After developing a paying demand
for his cleaner, he obtained formulas for other products to add
to his line until the time came for him to add a good floor wax
or finish. When he mentioned this to one of his customers,
advising him that in the very near future he would have a good
floor wax, the customer told him that he was foolish to add such
a product to his line because the Johnson Wax People had the
business sewed up. The Italian man replied, "Whoosa this
Johnson? Neva heara him. He neva hearda me, so I have new
floor wax nexta week". He couldn't have cared less about
competition, no matter how big - he had confidence in his
ability to do things and he did them.
Many proportions in this report are designated by "parts". Any
one weight, such as grams, ounces, pounds, etc., may be substituted