If you’re a frequent ironer, you’ll know that spray starch is an essential part of any toolkit. Useful for keeping clothes wrinkle-free, as well as for achieving crisp lines in stubborn collars, spray starch is an easy secret weapon for achieving perfectly fresh laundry. But what happens when you’re ironing a shirt or a dress before a big event, and don’t have time to run to the store for more spray starch? To the rescue: our DIY, homemade, and eco-friendly fabric starch recipe.
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly, cost-effective solution that’s just as good as ready-made products, try this simple mix. It’s easier than you think to make your own. With just a little DIY know-how, this simple spray starch solution will become an essential part of your cleaning recipe book.
You Will Need:
- 20 ounces water
- A clean atomizer/spray bottle
- In the spray bottle, mix one tablespoon of cornstarch with the water and shake well before use.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to a week, shaking well before each use. Make sure the fabric is damp before ironing.
Fabrics That Work Well With Homemade Starch Spray
Traditionally, cornstarch spray works well with cotton, linen, bamboo, and rayon — natural fabrics with no fillers. It won’t work as well with satin and synthetic fabrics like polyester and polyurethane blends. For these types of fabrics, your best bet is a wrinkle releaser. We love Bounce Rapid Touch-Up (Buy from Amazon, $5.44) because it works as a wrinkle guard throughout the day for all types of fabric and eliminates odors.
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A version of this article originally appeared on our sister site, Homes to Love.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Woman’s World.