Lotio Crinalis, B.P.C. Hair Lotion.
|Almond Oil||12.50|||||2 ½ fl. ounces|
|Strong Solution of Ammonia||12.50|||||2 ½ fl. ounces|
|Oil of Rosemary||0.52|||||50 minims|
|Alcohol||50.00|||||10 fl. ounces|
|Honey Water||to 100.00|||||to 20 fl. ounces|
Mix the almond oil with the solution of ammonia, and add the other ingredients, previously mixed together.
This is a stimulating lotion, resembling one used by Sir Erasmus Wilson, and commonly called by his name. It is also prepared without oil.
Sir Charles Locock's hair lotion or wash is prepared by mixing 120 grains of expressed oil of nutmeg or mace, 4 fluid ounces of spirit of rosemary, and 1 fluid ounce of olive oil, 2 fluid drachms of solution of ammonia, and 10 fluid ounces of rose water. The oil of nutmeg should be melted with the olive oil on a water-bath, the solution of ammonia incorporated so as to form a pasty, saponaceous mass, about 1 fluid ounce of rose water added to thin this, and the remaining rose water mixed with the spirit and added to the emulsion carefully.