For Cleaning Tables

[ For Cleaning Tables ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Household

Ingredients
alkanet root
rose pink
rose
linseed oil
vinegar

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Manuscript Notebook of Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: MacDonald Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 No. 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,618

Description

A recipe and instructions for a table cleaning solution.


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For Cleaning Tables
4 Pennyworth of Alkanet root
2 Pennyworth of Rose Pink
A pint of cold drawn linseed oil
Mix this in a Earthend Pan let
it remain all Night, then rub
some of it over your Tables
with a linnen Rag & when it has

has lain some time rub it up
with a rag if the Tables are
Dirty wash them Clean with
Vinegar before you use it

Annotations
Alkanet root
Of the borage family, the root of alkanna tinctorial was used as a red dye to colour to wine, alcoholic tinctures, vegetable oils, varnishes, and cosmetics (lipstick and rouge) and to treat abscesses and inflammation.