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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Beauty recipes and tips from the 1800s

Castor and tea seemed to solve many problems in olden days….


Afternoon of Tea ca. 1909 (Library of Congress)Afternoon of Tea ca. 1901 (Library of Congress)

  • A good complexion never goes with a bad diet. Late eating, over-eating, too much candies, sweets, etc., are the main causes of pimples and blotches.
  • Strong tea drunk regularly, will after a while give the skin the appearance of leather. Coffee affects the skin less, but makes one more nervous. A healthy nervous system is necessary to beauty.”
  • Help keep hands smoothe and white by using equal parts of lemon juice and glycerine with a little alcohol and perfume added. Apply liberally before retiring and wear a pair of old gloves while sleeping.
  • Removal of warts, apply castor oil or lemon juice to parts three times daily for five or six days, or until warts disappears.

Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) A novel inspired by the experiences of the Cottingham family who immigrated from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Bibb County, Alabama

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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