Folklore about Removing Freckles


Remove Freckles

To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).

To remove freckles:

Take bean-flower water, or elder-flower water, or May dew, gathered from corn, of either, the quantity of four spoonfuls, and add to it one spoonful of oil of tartar. Mix it well together, and often wash the face with it, and let it dry on.


1793 Old Farmer's Almanac

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