Last updated: 1 May 2023
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?
I often wonder if some companies deliberately use an extra-strong adhesive to affix their labels to their products, making them seemingly impossible to remove. Is this just a marketing tactic to ensure that you never forget which brand of mustard you purchased? As a consumer, I refuse to tolerate half-torn labels or sticky residue on my product packaging, especially when it comes to my beloved lavender rosemary-infused olive oil. It’s simply unacceptable!
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.