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    does anyone know how to make home-made starch?
    thanx in advance,dar

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    Sorry just found out search does not work I just logged on today.

    I know there is a topic like this one try searching there are a few recipes :)

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    Potato Starch:
    Starch recipe:

    Dissolve 1 cup potato starch flour in 2 cups cold water.

    While stirring, slowly add 2 to 4 quarts boiling water (the exact amount depends on the
    stiffness desired).

    Let cool enough to handle, then immerse the DRY clothes into the starch solution.

    Squeeze the excess starch out of the fabric, then hang to dry.

    While drying it helps to periodically pull the layers of fabric apart. This not only allows for better and faster drying,
    but also prevents the starch from "gluing" the fabric to itself.

    When fully dry, spray or sprinkle with water and iron at "cotton" setting.

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    Potato Starch:

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    When making homemade potato starch be careful or you will attract ear wigs and other crawly things. Ooh, and Ick! (Not worth it to me)

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    Corn starch:

    Instructions
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    Gather your ingredients and tools in your workspace. Measure 3 3/4 cups water into the medium sauce pan. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.

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    Measure 1 tablespoon of the powdered starch into the small bowl. Add 1/4 cup of COLD water and whisk together until the liquid looks like milk. It's important to use COLD water in this step so the starch doesn't activate and get all gummy.

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    Slowly add the starch mixture to the boiling water, stirring constantly with the whisk. Continue to stir until the liquids are well blended, then reduce heat and let it simmer for one minute. This allows the mixture to completely come together.

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    When the mixture has simmered for one minute, remove the saucepan from the heat. Turn off the burner, and let the liquid starch cool.

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    Once the liquid starch is cool, pour it into your clean spray bottle. It's now ready to use for ironing your clothes

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    shorter recipe for cornstarch:
    1 -3 tablespoon cornstarch
    2 cups cold water

    1 Mix cold water and cornstarch in a pint-sized spray bottle that releases a fine mist.

    2 To use, shake well, spray and iron immedietly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    When making homemade starch be careful or you will attract ear wigs and other crawly things. Ooh, and Ick! (Not worth it to me)
    I've seen recommendations that the homemade will keep up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkimba
    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    When making homemade starch be careful or you will attract ear wigs and other crawly things. Ooh, and Ick! (Not worth it to me)
    I've seen recommendations that the homemade will keep up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
    I was suggesting that the items that the starch was used on would be vulnerable to the bug brigade. If they can open the fridge door, then don't argue. :lol:

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    Scented Starch For Linens

    You can substitute the lavender Essential Oil in this recipe for any fragrance you like.

    ■Dissolve 1 tablespoon cornstarch in 1 pint cold water. Add 6 drops of lavender essential oil. Place in a spray bottle. Shake before using.
    Fresh pressed linens, nicely starched, and lavender fragrance wafting in the air. Nice!

    Homemade Linen Sprays

    Combine vodka (which is also a disinfectant), distilled water and fragrant oils to make these lovely linen sprays. Here are three easy to mix recipes from Hallmark Magazine

    Pour 2 TBS 100 proof vodka into a 32-ounce spray bottle then add the following:

    Jasmine Bergamot Linen Spray
    1 teaspoon jasmine oil and 1/2 teaspoon bergamot oil

    Lavender Sandalwood Linen Spray
    1 teaspoon lavender oil and 1/2 teaspoon sandalwood oil

    Vanilla Ginger Linen Spray
    1 teaspoon vanilla oil and 2 drops ginger oil


    Directions: Top the vodka and oils with distilled water, cap and shake to mix. Spray linens as needed, shaking bottle lightly before each use.

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