I've been out of spray starch for a while and it's been obvious in my sewing. Maybe it's a good thing production was being held up waiting for a replacement snap press piece. Then I got to thinking that with all the random things I make anyway, like dish soap, I bet there is a do it yourself starch. And then I bet myself it involves corn starch. And guess what? I was right.
It's so crazy simple!
2 cups distilled water
1 TBS corn starch
several drops of lavender essential oil, or similar if you want something that smells pretty. Lavender is calming and I need all the help I can get.
|See the small print? Lavender = calming.|
Combine water and starch in a smallish sauce pan and boil together. You'll have to stir pretty good in the beginning. You can also mix the starch to a couple TBS of water and then add the mix starch to the pan. The point is you don't want clumps. After a couple minutes of boiling let it cool (this is where I added my EO), then put in your spray bottle, and have crisp clothes.
Things to remember:
- settling will occur, shake before each use.
-you have to use steam or it gets a little tacky when you first put you iron down
Easy peasy! I'm almost sad I no longer have Army uniforms to iron.