Do you, like me, love the crisp feel of freshly starched clothes but hate buying the never ending bottles of spray starch. When I was a child we made our own spray starch. Regular corn starch was dissolved into water and poured into a shaker like the one above. Then the starch and water solution was sprinkled onto the laundry to be ironed.
Here's how it is done.
1 pint cool water
1 tablespoon corn starch
Dissolve corn starch into water and put into a spray bottle. You can use other starches as well, but corn starch is most convenient. Also, the best kind of corn starch is organic starch since it doesn't have the extra chemicals that come with generic corn starch.
I also add a drop or two of essential oil, my favorite is lemongrass to my starch for a light fragrance to my starched laundry.
Regardless of what starch you use, make sure to shake before each use to redissolve the starch. If you don't plan on using it often, make small amounts or refrigerate the unused portion; however, make sure to let the mixture return to room temperature before you use it.
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