• You Will Need:
  • Fabric Softener
  • Water
  • Spray Bottle
 

Do you like to keep a bottle of the Downy Wrinkle Releaser spray around the house?  It’s a clever product that you spray on clothing, smooth and stretch the material a little bit, let dry, and TA DA – the wrinkles will disappear!  I’ve found this product to be quite handy as a last minute fix for wrinkled items that I didn’t have time to iron.

 







 

The good news is you can make your own wrinkle releaser spray quickly and easily for very little cost.  It’s simply a matter of adding a little bit of fabric softener to water.  For every 1/3 cup of water you add 1 teaspoon of fabric softener.  You can make as small or as large of a batch as you want.  You don’t need expensive fabric softener either.  A bottle of fabric softener from the dollar store performs just as well in this homemade wrinkle releaser spray as the pricier brands.

 

To use your homemade wrinkle releaser, start with a wrinkled item

(here’s my wrinkled shirt)

 

Spray the wrinkle releaser on the item (a spray bottle that has a mist setting works well).  Stretch and smooth the item to release the wrinkles.  As you can see in the picture, your item will have damp spots so you probably don’t want to immediately wear the item.  It will need to set for about a half hour or so to let the dampness go away.  That being said, I have been known to be impatient and put the item on anyway and sometimes your body heat will dry the item faster.  {{ Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do }}

 

 

Once the item is dry, you have a nice smooth piece of clothing again with no wrinkles and no ironing!

 

 

The Downy Wrinkle Releaser comes in a 3 oz travel size and a 16.9 size which the recipe measurements below will duplicate nicely.

TRAVEL SIZE HOMEMADE WRINKLE RELEASER SPRAY

You Will Need:

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1 teaspoon fabric softener

Combine the items in a small spray bottle and swirl them together to mix. To use, spray on clothing and stretch and smooth to release the wrinkles.

 

16 OZ SIZE HOMEMADE WRINKLE RELEASER SPRAY

You Will Need:

  • 2 cups water

  • 6 teaspoons fabric softener

Combine the items in a spray bottle of at least a 16 oz size and swirl them together to mix. To use, spray on clothing and stretch and smooth to release the wrinkles.

 

If you have any question when using this on a delicate fabric (such as silk), test it in a hidden area first.

 

This post is linked to The Gathering Spot

 

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