Wondering how to cure chapped lips?
Instructions from a 1916 book by Professor T. W. Shannon:
Take 2 ounces of white wax, I ounce of spermaceti, 4 ounces of oil of almonds, 2 ounces of honey, 1/4 of an ounce of essence of bergamot, or any other scent. Melt the wax and spermaceti; then add the honey, and melt all together, and when hot add the almond oil by degrees, stirring until cold.
2. Take oil of almonds 3 ounces; spermaceti, 1/2 ounce; virgin rice, 1/2 ounce. Melt these together over a slow fire, mixing with them a little powder of alkane root to color it. Keep stirring till cold, and then add a few drops of the oil of rhodium.
3. Take oil of almonds, spermaceti, white wax and white sugar candy, equal parts.
These form a good, white lip salve.
Instructions from Miss Abigail, 2011:
1. Head on over to your local drugstore, down the toothpaste isle, and purchase lip balm.
2. Even easier: click here, pick one, place order. Wait until delivered.
These provide good, white (possible other colors) lip salves.