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Spray Starch Recipe

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Homemade Spray Starch Recipe

Photo © Erin Huffstetler
Make your own spray starch, and enjoy crisp collars and pleats on the cheap. Here's how:

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 heaping tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 pint cold water
  • 1-2 drops essential oil (optional)


1. Combine the cornstarch and water in a bowl, and stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. (The mixture will be milky in color)

2. Add in a couple drops of essential oil for fragrance, if desired.

3. Then, transfer to a spray bottle, and use.


1. For best results, shake before each use.

2. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly.

Did You Know?

  • Commerically-produced spray starch usually contains formaldehyde – yuck!
  • Starching clothes actually makes them last longer because dirt and perspiration sticks to the starch and not to the fabric
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 5 out of 5
Homemade Spray Startch, Member cookie32713monster

Sounds like a real winner, wish I would have thought about that earlier myself. THANKS for who ever came up with this recipe, Bless You so very much!!!!!!!!!!!!

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