Laundry starch adds body and stiffness to clothing giving it a crisp, polished look. Laundry sizing is simply a lighter version of starch that aids in making ironing easier. It also adds a bit of body and finish to ironed garments.
It is very simple to make your own for just pennies. All you need is water, cornstarch and a spray bottle. Place two cups of cold water in the spray bottle. Add one tablespoon of cornstarch and shake well until cornstarch is dissolved. If you like a heavier starch for shirt collars and cuffs, just add one teaspoon additional cornstarch to the water until you get the stiffness you desire.
To use your homemade starch, give the bottle a shake before each use. Store in the refrigerator between ironing sessions.
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