When I ran across this recipe for making homemade liquid starch I was ecstatic as starch is one of those things that I just can't do without when ironing. Not only does using starch make ironing easier, it also gives clothes that crisp, clean, fresh from the dry cleaners looks. Starching your clothes when ironing also helps to preserve your clothes as the dirt sticks to the starch and not the fabric. This homemade liquid starch recipe is quick, simple, and dirt cheap. It also gets a big high five due the that fact that it's safe and non-toxic as opposed to commercial starches that contain formaldehyde.
What You'll Need:
1 Tbs. cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
3 3/4 cup tap water
2-3 drops of fragrant essential oil or lemon juice (optional)
Mix It Up:
Bring 3 3/4 cup tap water to a rolling boil.
While waiting for water to boil, mix the tablespoon of cornstarch into cold water. Stir constantly until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
Once water boils, slowly stir in cornstarch mixture.
If using essential oil or lemon juice, add to mixture and continue to stir for one minute.
Remove from heat and let cool.
After cooling add to a one quart spray bottle.
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