Those handy little bleach pen-type dispensers are a great addition to the laundry room, easy to grab, easy to apply, but extremely pricey! Here is a simple, do it yourself recipe for a quick dispense bleach gel that you can make for a mere fraction of the cost.
¾ cup cold water
3 Tbsp corn starch
4-7 Tbsp household bleach
In a medium saucepan combine COLD water and corn starch together over medium heat, stirring constantly. Be sure to use COLD water as cornstarch only has the ability to thicken ONCE and if you use hot water, it won’t gel properly.
Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously until it becomes translucent and pudding-like. Remove from heat and cool completely.
Once the mixture is cool add the bleach by the Tbsp, until you have the consistency and strength you desire. We usually stop at 5 tablespoons. This mixture can be store in an old rinsed out elmers glue bottle (perfect application size!) or in trial size shampoo bottle, etc.
Gel will thin a little bit after sitting.
Use as you would regular bleach gel.
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