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2 - An Excellent Hand Water Or Washing Water Very Cheape


This is an excerpt from Delights for Ladies
(England, 1609)
The original source can be found at Kirrily Robert's website

2 - An excellent hand water or washing water very cheape. Take a gallon of faire water, one handfull of Lavender flowers, a few Cloves and some Orace powder, and foure ounces of Benjamin: distill the water in an ordinarie leaden Still. You may distill a second water by a new infusion of water upon the seces: a little of this will sweeten a bason of faire water for your table.

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Other versions of this recipe:

Diverse sorts of sweet handwaters made suddenly or extempore (Delights for Ladies)

TO MAKE WATER TO WASH THE HANDS AT TABLE (Le Menagier de Paris)




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