Post from: beautytips4her.com
If you like the idea of having a bleach gel pen, but don’t want to pay a high price for the infrequent times you use them, you’ll love this idea that I found on Me and My DIY. It can help you remove those tough stains, such as the ring around the collar that you often have to scrub and still don’t come out completely.
I found this pen is also great for cleaning the grout between tiles and literally costs pennies to make. In fact, now that I’ve made one, I use it far more frequently than I ever expected and keep coming up with new uses each week.
Easy Steps for Making Your Own Bleach Gel
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 5-6 tbsp of bleach
You just need a pan big enough to hold two to three cups of liquid, cornstarch, water and bleach to make the gel solution. Even though the pan holds several cups of liquid, you’ll only be mixing one cup of water with two tablespoons of cornstarch.
The extra space gives you plenty of room when the mixture boils later. Stir the ingredients together until all the cornstarch dissolves and then put it on the stove to high heat, continuing to mix until it boils. It should be thick at that point.
Remove the mixture from the stove and let it completely cool. At this point you’re ready to add the bleach. Only five to six tablespoons are necessary to get the results you want. If you find the gel isn’t thick enough, you can add a bit more cornstarch. If it’s too thick, add extra water.
Pour the mixture into a squeeze bottle like those used in restaurants to dispense ketchup. It’s ready to use for all your needs.