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Thursday, September 21, 2017

How to Make Your Own Homemade Spray Laundry Starch

Nice Starched Business Jacket and Starched Shirt.

Making your own products is so rewarding, don’t you think? It’s fun, easy, saves you money and it doesn’t contain a bunch of chemicals.

Starch will stiffen fabric and after ironing, it makes nice crisp lines giving you a more professional, clean look. Perfect for when you need that extra wow factor at work or looking your best when you’re enjoying a night out. It also makes the holiday tablecloth and napkins look great.

Making your own laundry starch works just as good as the kind you used to buy in the store.

Here’s how you make it:

Spray Starch Recipe

  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon organic cornstarch
  • 1 spray bottle

Preparation:

This is so incredibly easy, really!

I have a collection of old Ball jars, so this is what I use to mix the ingredients. I find shaking the ingredients up works much better (and creates a little less mess) than using a bowl to mix the ingredients.

Whichever method you use, just be sure to completely mix the ingredients so there are no cornstarch lumps left when you’re done.

When you finished shaking it up, pour your newly made spray laundry starch in a spray bottle and label it.

Options:

If you want to add a little fragrance, say some cinnamon for the Christmas tablecloth, mix in a few drops of essential oil, depending on the essential oil you use, you may want to add a few more drops to the mix, just don’t go overboard and don’t use essential oils if you’ll be ironing whites as it could discolor the item.

Now you’re ready to use the starch you’ve just made, allow it to soak into the fabric a bit first then iron and when it comes time to wash, it will easily wash off.

This should store just fine in the laundry room for two to three weeks or you can leave it in the refrigerator. Be sure to shake it well before using.

What Happens if a Residue is Left Behind on my Ironed Items?

If you notice a white residue left behind on linens or clothing items, you may need to clean the iron. Over time starch and minerals from water can leave a residue on the iron. Be sure to clean the surface of the iron to help keep everything you iron looking their best.

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