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Pine-oil disinfectant

Caustic soda (25 pc)
 Sodium hydroxide based 200 dl
Colophonium (dark) 400 dl
Pine-oil 1000 dl
The resin and the pine-oil are heated together in a steam-heated boiler in small quantities on a water bath to 80℃, until the resin is completely dissolved. After this, the temperature is allowed to drop to 60℃ and then slowly add the caustic soda to the resin solution while stirring well. The saponification should be finished in about half an hour. Such a preparation can be made by mixing 20% ​​soft soap with 80% pine oil.

Pine oil is extracted from certain types of turpentine oil as the highest boiling component, is colored light yellow and forms a white emulsion with water. Pine oil smells like turpentine, has strong disinfecting properties and is completely harmless. The above preparations can be used very generally for washing toilets, in a solution of 1:40. Also for disinfecting air by atomizing with a syringe, in theaters, cinemas, in the stable, dog houses and chicken coops, etc.

Air disinfectant for theaters, etc.

Pine needle oil 2 dl
Formalin 40% 2 dl
Acetone 6 dl
Isopropyl alcohol 10 dl
50 g of the mixture are dissolved in a liter of water and this solution is sprayed. In the recipe, the pine needle oil can be partially replaced by other essential oils, e.g. mountain pine oil, lemon oil, juniper oil, bergamot oil, neroli oil and rosemary oil. For the isopropyl alcohol, one can take regular ethyl alcohol.
A cheaper preparation is obtained by emulsifying the active ingredients in a soap solution:
Oleic acid potash soap 20 dl
Spirit 20 dl
Blend of essential oils 50 dl

Sump disinfectant

Quicklime in powder 10 dl
Bleaching powder 2 dl
Potasch 2 dl
The mixture also destroys and deodorizes all excrements.

Dry air purifier

Naphthalene 500 dl
Artificial camphor 50 dl
Paradichlorobenzene 50 dl
Eucalyptus oil 20 dl

Scented candles

Charcoal powder 62 dl
Cascarilla bark 17 dl
Siambenzoin 15 dl
Saltpeter 6 dl
The substances are mixed in fine powder form, after which 10 to 15% of a mixture of essential oils is added. For this one can use patchouli, sandalwood oil, cassia oil, vetiver oil and others. As a binder, as little as possible of a gum arabic solution is taken, pressed into the desired shape and allowed to dry.

Anti-fly spray

500 g of pyrethrum are soaked in 4 liter of purified petroleum. After 24 hours, the liquid is pressed off and filtered. After this, 90 cm³ of methyl salicylate is added as a perfume.
240 g of pyrethrum are treated in the same way with 2 liter of purified petroleum and 2 liter of white spirit, and 30 g of naphthalene are added after filtration.

Fly glue

Resin 56 dl
Thick lubricating oil 40 dl
These are first melted until dissolved, allowed to cool slightly and then mixed with good stirring:
Glycerin 2½ dl
Honey 1½ dl

Moth remedy

Ethylene dichloride 74 dl
Carbon tetrachloride 15 dl
Paradichlorobenzene 10 dl
Diglycol oleate 1 dl
sodium aluminum silicofluoride 1.5 dl
Water 98.5 dl
 or in powder form:
Paranitrochlorobenzene 10-20 dl
Paradichlorobenzene 90-80 dl

Means against caddisflies

Arsenic (very dangerous poison!) 30 dl
Flour 300 dl
Mix with water to a stiff dough

Sprinkle powder against cockroaches

Borax powder 4 dl
Flour 2 dl
Cocoa powder 1 dl
Borax powder 50 dl
chalk green 50 dl
Sugar 250 dl
Flower 250 dl
The powder is sprinkled where the vermin is expected and wet rags are placed nearby.
Fluoropotassium 20 dl
Kieselguhr 10 dl
Table salt 5 dl
Flower 20 dl
insect spraygun

Remedy against bedbugs [1]

Cresol 3 dl
p-Dichlorobenzene 13 dl
Petroleum 60 dl

Remedy against bedbugs [2]

Lysol 30 dl
Carbon tetrachloride 70 dl
Petroleum 25 dl

Rodent poison

(very dangerous poison!) 0.55 dl
Saccharin 0.15 dl
Flour 98.50 dl
(very dangerous poison!) 0.35 dl
Anise oil 0.15 dl
Sugar 20.50 dl
Flower 78.00 dl

Mouse poison

Barium carbonate 100 dl
Oat flour 300 dl
Saccharin 1 dl
The mixture is made into a stiff dough with a little water and dried in a baking oven.

Rat pesticide (non-toxic)

Gypsum 100 dl
Rice flour 300 dl
The Mixture must be well dried and must be stored airtight.

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