1 qt (4 C) water
4 T liquid starch—I use Sta-Flo
Bring this to a boil and remove from heat.
Add 2 more C of water and stir until clear
When clear, add two more C of water
Add your favorite essential oil—I use a few drops of lavendar
Pour into your spray bottle and store any extra in fridge!
If you like it stronger add a little more liquid starch.
Would the oil leave marks?
Is the oil optional or necessary? I don't have any.
Thanks, I may have to try that when my Mary Ellen's runs out.
Thank you for sharing this :D:D:D
Hope you do not mind me adding a recipe. I just ran out of starch mid project and hubby does not want to run out to get any. So after looking online I found some basic corn starch and water recipes but I wanted it to smell good so I did
1 1/2 cups of water
1/2 cup of Fabreeze
1 tab spoon corn starch
Mix and pour into a bottle and it works WONDERFUL!!! My squares and blocks smell so good and they are crisp
What a great tip. It will save lots of money we can use for fabric.
Thanks for the tip & I've bookmarked the recipe!!
Thanks for this thread!!! :) Going to try the homemade version.
I used the same recipe as Frannie, but used more starch and added Febreeze later, smells great! After I wash fabrics I take them to the sink still wet and put fabrics in a bowl and ppour starch right over top, squeeze out extra and hang on clothesline until dry. The fabrics are a little stiffer whan if just sprayed on and it dries quickly on the line.
I use a funnel to put left over starch right back in the one quart milk jug it came out of.
I have been using the spray starch from the dollar store, since it is so cheap but I may have to try one of the homemade recipes