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Historical Prepared Liquid Bluing
Prussian Blue
1720s
18th century Bluing
8oz Bottle Weight

Great For: Caps, Shifts, Shirts, neckerchiefs, Fichus,- Anything white

Smalt was the most popular bluing in the 18th century. However, the original smalt carried some levels of toxicity. For this reason we are using a different 19th century recipe that dates to 1884, but is a lot safer to use. Prussian Blue did became popular in the 1720's and is a safer blue that works in water, much the same way as the first type of 18th century blueing made form smalt. So basically the recipe is from 1884, but we do see Prussian Blue documented in the 1720s.

Instructions:
Shake contents well. 2 tablespoons may be added to 2 gallons of rinse water, or starch water. We recommend using it in rise water if not starching and if starching using it in your starch water. Once incorporated into the water, lay clothing in- only for a few seconds any longer and you have a chance for bits of blueing to settle in the fabric ( this will come out in the next wash). Pull out and let dry. Iron if needed.

Used For: making making whites whiter! Historically, laundresses used bluing to brighten their whites. Prussian Blue is a great, historical option for achieving this.

History:
During the eighteenth century and much into the nineteenth century Smalt was the go to product for bluing. However, Smalt carries toxicity from the cobalt in which it derives its color. Prussian Blue began to experience more common use in the mid eighteenth century for dyestuffs and by the early 1800s became a household ingredient appearing in numerous recipes. Though this Prussian Blue recipe is from 1884, we recommend this product as a great nontoxic, alternative to Smalt/powder blue.

More videos to come:
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Zx8PBCn5c

Ingredients: Water, Ferric-ammonium ferrocyanide, oxalic acid

Not for Children-Do Not Consume
Historical Prepared Liquid Bluing
Prussian Blue
1720s
18th century Bluing
8oz Bottle Weight

Great For: Caps, Shifts, Shirts, neckerchiefs, Fichus,- Anything white

Smalt was the most popular bluing in the 18th century. However, the original smalt carried some levels of toxicity. For this reason we are using a different 19th century recipe that dates to 1884, but is a lot safer to use. Prussian Blue did became popular in the 1720's and is a safer blue that works in water, much the same way as the first type of 18th century blueing made form smalt. So basically the recipe is from 1884, but we do see Prussian Blue documented in the 1720s.

Instructions:
Shake contents well. 2 tablespoons may be added to 2 gallons of rinse water, or starch water. We recommend using it in rise water if not starching and if starching using it in your starch water. Once incorporated into the water, lay clothing in- only for a few seconds any longer and you have a chance for bits of blueing to settle in the fabric ( this will come out in the next wash). Pull out and let dry. Iron if needed.

Used For: making making whites whiter! Historically, laundresses used bluing to brighten their whites. Prussian Blue is a great, historical option for achieving this.

History:
During the eighteenth century and much into the nineteenth century Smalt was the go to product for bluing. However, Smalt carries toxicity from the cobalt in which it derives its color. Prussian Blue began to experience more common use in the mid eighteenth century for dyestuffs and by the early 1800s became a household ingredient appearing in numerous recipes. Though this Prussian Blue recipe is from 1884, we recommend this product as a great nontoxic, alternative to Smalt/powder blue.

More videos to come:
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Zx8PBCn5c

Ingredients: Water, Ferric-ammonium ferrocyanide, oxalic acid

Not for Children-Do Not Consume

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