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Martha Washington's Sweet Water Recipe || 1749-1799 Linen Perfume

Martha Washington's Sweet Water Recipe || 1749-1799 Linen Perfume

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"A sweet scented perfume"

"When you use this water... sprinkle your clothes therewith in the folding." These are the instructions from Martha Washington in her family recipe book regarding this perfume recipe. It can be used on linens, clothing, curtains, or yourself! 

The profile of this concoction is a warm, sweet but herbaceous aroma with a musk overtone. The sweet smells heighten with heat, so when applied to warm linens or the body the smells may change. Also, do remember, everyone's body chemistry is different, so when applied to the skin, allow the fragrance to sink in to enjoy to the fullest.  



Rose Water, Lavender Oil, Cloves, Orris Root, Labdanum (a substitute for Ambergris), Synthetic Civet, Synthetic Musk

How To Use

Spray a small amount to pulse points (wrists, neck, etc) and allow to sink in for 2-3 minutes OR apply to clean fresh linens, clothing, or spray in a room for a light scent. Reapply as necessary.

Research & Inspiration

Here are some helpful links to the research and inspirations of this product:

Packaging & Shipping

  • Packaging: 0.3fl oz

    This perfume is packaged in a spray glass bottle with screw top for ease of use and durability.
  • Shipping: All glass and liquid items will be wrapped in protective plastic bubble wrap and shipped in a box if possible. If you have a specific shipping need, please write in the note at checkout and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Returns & Exchanges: Items may be returned or exchanged if the item is undamaged and unused and if contacted within 7 days of confirmed delivery. We do not accept returns for items that have been used or opened.

About the LBCC Historical Apothecary

LBCC Historical Apothecary is a small and unique business located in Beaver Dam, WI. LBCC specializes in researching and reproducing original Apothecary & Cosmetics products. Their recipes are extracted from forgotten texts, old pharmaceutical ledgers, manuscripts, and museum archives. They offer everything from historical haircare to ancient salves and vintage beauty products and their ingredients are 100% top quality, natural, and almost always organic.


These products are created by LBCC Historical Cosmetics, based on historical recipes and using modern ingredients. Please contact LBCC Historical with any questions or concerns you might have regarding their products.

All items have been taken to an outdoor show, and therefore may have minor imperfections on the labels and/or packaging.
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