Between the hustle and bustle of wrapping gifts, baking, shopping, visiting with family or tidying up the house, who has time to iron clothes? Make this task a bit easier by using this spray to help reduce the wrinkles in your clothes this holiday season! Easily customized by using your favorite scents, enjoy a few more minutes in your day by avoiding ironing.
What you’ll need:
- 150 mL warm water**
- 2 tbsp epsom salt
- 1/4 tsp polysorbate20
- 20 drops Lavender
- 2 tbsp vodka
- Spray bottle
What you’ll do:
- Measure water in glass measuring cup or beaker
- Add epsom salt and stir to dissolve, set aside
- In small glass dish, measure 1 mL (or 20 drops) of Lavender
- Add vodka and polysorbate 20, stir well to combine
- Add vodka mixture to the water mixture
- Use a funnel to pour into spray bottle
To use, mist warm clothes fresh out of the dryer and hang up, smoothing out wrinkles. Allow to air dry.
*Keep in mind there is no preservative in this recipe, so make small batches and don’t store for long periods of time. Bacteria is sneaky and will grown in any product that contains water. I have found that this recipe is good for approximately 4-5 shirts. So you’ll use it quickly!
**Alternatively you can use 0.5-1.5% of Optiphen Plus. Optiphen plus is a preservative that reduces the instance of bacterial growth in water-based products. We recommend that a preservative be used in any water-based products that you make at home. This is a great choice since it contains no parabens, no formaldehyde, and are not formaldehyde contributors.
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