Have you ever scrubbed and scrubbed to get a sticker or price tag off of glass? Do you ever find yourself stuck with a bunch of beautiful glass jars or containers, but they have those terribly sticky and tough-to-get-off labels?
Sometimes I wonder if the company purposefully glues (is it even glue?) on the label so…permanently… so that you will forever remember that you bought their brand of mustard.
Well, I’m sorry, but I will not stand for half-torn labels or gluey stickiness on the jar that contains my beautiful lavender rosemary-infused olive oil. That is a big no-no!
After trying (and nearly boiling my fingers) to remove the stubborn label with hot water, and then nearly being intoxicated with Goof-Off, I finally looked up a “natural” way to remove who-knows-what. And guess what…it works! It actually works. And it’s just two simple ingredients. Baking soda and oil.
- You want to mix the oil and baking soda with amounts that will make it pasty
- Then you rub it onto the gluey jar
- And rub some more
- Then let it sit for 15 – 30 minutes
- Scrub off with a sponge under hot water
- And voila! A squeaky clean jar!
Written by May D.