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“The Queen’s Tooth Preserver”

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queenAdapted from The Ladies’ Book of Useful Information, compiled from many sources, 1896. (Yes, note the date — 1896 — these two formulas were 19th century wonders.)

The Queen’s Teeth Preserver

1 ounce coarsely powdered Peruvian bark
1/2 pint of brandy

Mix ingredients together in a glass jar and set for twelve days. Gargle the mouth (teeth and gums) with a teaspoonful of this liquid, diluted with an equal quantity of rose-water. Don’t rinse.

To Perfume the Breath
3 ounces extract of liquorice
1 1/2 ounces oil of cloves
12 drops oil of cinnamon

Mix and place in glass jar. Put a drop or two on the tongue.

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).

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