Thursday, November 13, 2008

Frugal Friday; homemade starch

My husband irons his clothing for work. (yes, I do know how lucky I am that he irons his own clothes!!!) He is also a huge fan of starch, I think he has a 'starch addiction'. We go through a lot of starch, a lot!

A few days ago we ran out of starch and quickly discovered that we did not have any reserve cans left. To avoid a slight crisis I did a little bit of research and discovered that we could make our own using simple corn starch.

2 cups warm water
1-3 Tbs corn starch

mix corn starch into warm water and pour in spray bottle. for fun I added a few drops of essential oil (do be careful with oils as they can stain clothing!) Shake well before each use.

1 Tbs= light starch
2 Tbs= medium starch
3 Tbs= heavy starch

Not only was this really cheap, we are so much happier using a chemical free product and my husband even thinks it works better than the aerosol stuff.

Six cents per 2 cup 'bottle' for the Light Starch!!


Ryan said...
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Ryan said...

To All:
I Love the Starch. I love it when my shirts have the consistency of cardboard. How weird is that. For some strange reason it makes me feel professional. Who knew Erin married a fruitcake...go figure have you seen how crazy she is with her coupons, whewwweeee!!!

Family Hope Ministries said...

I will try this today! I am gathering and trying recipes just like this for our ministry. Thank you!