The Queens Royal Cookery - A cosmetic water used by the Queen
Bread, steeped in Milk, an Ounce, Frankincense and Gum-Arabick, of each two Drams, Borax and feather'd Allom, of each two Drams, the white of an Egg, Camphire, a Dram and a half, infuse them four and twenty hours in a sufficient quantity of Rose and Bean-flower water, equal part; then distil it in B.M.
This Water smooths, whitens, beautifies and preserves the Complexion of Ladies. They may wash their Faces with it at any time, but especially Moring and Evening.
A Cosmetic Water used by the Queen.
Take the Whites of two new-laid Eggs, beat the Shells of them to Powder, and put them in a quart Bottle, with the whites, and let them be beaten together for three hours; then put into it four Ounces of burnt Allom, in fine Powder, beat it two hours longer, then put into it three ounces of white Sugar-candy in Powder, and beat it also two hours; then put in it four ounces of Borax also into Powder, and beat it also; then take a pint of water that runs from under the Wheel of a Mill, and put into it four ounces of white Poppy seeds well beaten, mix them well together so that it be like Milk; then pour that into the quart Bottle with other Things, at four several times, beating it every time the