How to make your own ironing starch
by Jennifer Sinclair
Reference - Old and Interesting
We just love www.oldandinteresting.com - its right up our street! Full of inspiration, interesting facts and domestic paraphernalia. We hope you enjoy this article on the history of starching clothes. If you would like to make your own starch from a couple of everyday items you should have in your cupboards, then give try a this.
We have tried and tested this in our own homes and the addition of Gyre and Gymble Essential Oils finishes it off perfectly.
- 2 cups of water
- 2 tbs cornstarch
- Small pan
- Repurpose a Gyre and Gymble 500ml spray bottle
- Print out a Gyre and Gymble label https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0293/3686/2779/files/Repurpouse_lablel_round.pdf?v=1592047309
- 4 drops of Gyre and Gymble lavender essential oil and 4 drops of Gyre and Gymble lemon essential oil
Mix the water and the cornstarch in a pan and bring to the boil for about a minute stirring all the time. Let cool and decant into the 500ml amber glass spray bottle. Add oils and shake.
Shake the bottle each time you use it when ironing.