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To make the Face fair (1719)

rosemary - gerard

The Herbal by John Gerard, 1633

Boyl Rosemary Flowers in White Wine, and wash your Face with the Liquor.

The Compleat Servant-Maid by Hannah Woolley, 1719

This would end up being a diluted version of the popular Hungary Water, thought to cure all sorts of ills (besides being a lovely perfume!). It wouldn’t hurt you, unless your skin is irritated by alcohol or rosemary.

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