To wash a Scarlet which is greasie

Take of white Carter well and finely beaten, foure ounces: then boyle it in two pound of fayre water, till the third part be consumed; then take it from the fyre, & let it coole, and then straine it through a linnen cloth, and when you will use thereof, make it then milke warme & wash therewith your cloth. Then hang it to dry, and you shall see it fayre, and returne to his first estate and coloure againe.

Citation Type  Cleaning Recipe
Citation Year 1602