Skin Lightening Recipes from Perfumes and Cosmetics, 1922          


            WHITENING CREAM.

    Zinc oxide -- 2 drams.
    Boric acid -- 1 dram.
    Almond oil -- 1/2 oz.
    Lanolin (anhydrous) -- 1/2 oz.
    Glycerin -- 2 drams.
    Rose water -- 1/2 oz.


Mix the lanolin and almond oil in a warm mortar, add the zinc oxide and boric acid and rub together until quite smooth; then add the glycerin and rose water. If applied at night a pair of soft kid gloves should be worn, and they should not fit too tightly.


            FRECKLE LOTION.

    Angelica root -- 1 3/4 oz
    Black hellebore root - 1 3/4 oz.
    Storax -- 3/4 oz.
    Oil of bergamot -- 150 grains.
    Oil of citron -- 150 grains.
    Alcohol -- 2 quarts.

Macerate for a week and filter.