Most ironing sprays sold in stores are loaded with artificial fragrances and phosphates. Here, at Dial-A-Maid in Evanston, Il. 60201, we find it much safer to suggest to our customer's to make their own spray at home. It takes just two minutes to mix up and really helps with the ironing. The following is our recommendation.
1. Buy half a dozen or so 32 ounce spray bottles made of #1 or # 2 plastic. These bottles are really useful in every room of the house and you can buy them anywhere, such as Target, Costco, Wal-Mart.
2. Fill the bottle almost to the top with distilled water. It's important not to use chlorinated tap water or bottled or filtered water because they all contain minerals, which can stain clothes. You can buy a big jug of distilled water and keep it in your laundry room or under your sink.
3. Add six to eight drops of your favorite essential oil to the spray bottle. Lavender is relaxing and helps you sleep,so it's great for bedding.Grapefruit oil is popular for kid's rooms . On napkins and tablecloths, lemon is a really fresh, nice scent.Any essential oil which you prefer, can be used in the spray bottle..
4. Add a little nontoxic laundry liquid, about a quarter of a teaspoon, to give the solution the right consistency. If you use only the essentail oil in the distilled water, you might get spots when you spray, so it's important to include the laundry liquid.
5. Shake up the bottle and as you iron, spray it all over your clothes, linens, tablecloths, and napkins. You'll find that the spray works as a starch and actually helps get the wrinkles out. Even if you never starched your clothes before, Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il 60201 suggests you try this recipe for a pleasant smelling and non-chemical experience when you iron.
Making this solution at home will save you a lot of money and keep your fabric smelling clean and fresh without using any chemicals.Going Green has never been easier than today.