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Make Your Own Starch Enamel At Home - DIY Homemade Products - The Ladies Book Of Useful Information

Make Your Own Starch Enamel At Home - DIY Homemade Products - The Ladies Book Of Useful Information



WONDERFUL STARCH ENAMEL.

For polishing shirt bosoms, collars, cuffs, lace curtains, etc., putting on the same gloss and hard pearl finish as when bought at the store new. Every lady should use the wonderful enamel for the following reasons: It enables an ordinary ironer to compete with any laundry; it makes the clothes clear and white; it makes clothes iron smoothly, and prevents the iron sticking; it makes old linen look like new; and it saves a woman many hours’ hard work each week. It is easily made, and five cents’ worth will last an ordinary family six months.
Recipe: Melt half a pound of refined paraffine wax in a tin pan over a slow fire. When melted remove from the fire and add twenty drops of oil of citronella. Take a tin pan and oil with sweet oil, put the pan on a level table, and pour in enough of the hot wax to make a depth of an eighth of an inch. When cool, but not cold, cut in pieces about the size of an ordinary candy lozenge. Lay them aside to cool, but do not let them touch each other.
Directions for use: To a pint of boiling starch stir in one cake. Use starch while warm.



Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information.