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Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Favorite Beauty Recipes

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  • Heather Lambert
    Awesome! Thank you! ... pestle and I think 3 whole cloves. I am sure you can tweak the recipe to please you. I had the bottle in the sun for about 1 week to
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      Awesome! Thank you!
      On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Marta McCarthy <misigilli@...> wrote:
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      > I used about 3/4 cup of olive oil, 4-5 almonds ground with mortar and pestle and I think 3 whole cloves.  I am sure you can tweak the recipe to please you.  I had the bottle in the sun for about 1 week to 10 days.  I gently swirled the bottle every day or so, then strained it through a linen cloth.
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      > On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 9:03 PM, Heather Lambert <kettabal@...> wrote:
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      >> What ratio of oil to cloves did you use?
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      >> On Thursday, October 11, 2012, Marta McCarthy <misigilli@...> wrote:
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      >> > To make smooth hands
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      >> > “To make oil which shall make the skin of the hands very smooth, take almonds and beat them to oil, then take whole cloves and put them both together in a glass, and set it in the sun for five or six days; then strain it and with the same anoint your hands every night before you go to bed, and otherwise as you have convenient leisure.” (Markham)
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      >> > This actually makes hands very smooth.  We tried it and liked it a lot.  I used olive oil.  Have fun!
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      >> > On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM, kettabal <kettabal@...> wrote:
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      >> >> What are some of your favorite period beauty recipes?
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      >> >> I'm having a Medieval Spa Day class at an event in December and would love some new ideas!
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      >> >> Thanks!
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      >> >> ~Lady Ketta, Herbalist of Red Spears
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