Related entry: Cochineal
|Cochineal, in coarse powder||10.00|||||2 ounces|
|Potassium Carbonate||1.00|||||87 ½ grains|
|Potassium Citrate||10.00|||||2 ounces|
|Glycerin||20.00|||||4 fl. ounces|
|Distilled Water ...||to 100.00|||||to 20 fl. ounces|
Dissolve the potassium carbonate in 60 (12 fluid ounces) of the distilled water, and digest the cochineal in the solution, on a water-bath, for about three hours, or until exhausted; then strain, cool, add the glycerin and potassium citrate, and make up to the required volume with distilled water. The product is a somewhat thick, dark crimson liquid.