I have been trying to figure out a way to make my own DIY bleach pen for months, but to no avail. So when I saw this idea from Debbie at Me And My DIY I couldn’t wait to give it a try! I don’t regularly purchase bleach pens because, quite frankly, I don’t think they are worth the price. But there are occasions when would one would come in handy. For stains on clothing, for ring around the collar, for cleaning grout, even for crafting! So being able to make a do-it-yourself version that costs literally PENNIES is pretty exciting. :-)
Here is how it’s done:
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In a saucepan, add 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch to a cup of water. Stir until completely dissolved. Place mixture on stove and continue stirring until it comes to a boil and then turn the stove off. The mixture will become quite thick.
Allow mixture to cool completely…then add 5 to 6 Tablespoons of bleach. It should result in a nice gel, like the one you can see in this picture below.
If yours is thicker or thinner…just adjust water and/or cornstarch until you achieve the result you are looking for.
Pour mixture into an empty squeeze bottle for dispensing.
I haven’t actually added up the savings from this….but I’m betting someone far better at math than I will clue us in. :-)