I love reusing old glass jars and bottles for holding my homemade products. In particular, I love using old pasta jars because they are great for storing homemade salsa! However, salsa can resemble pasta sauce if you’re not looking carefully. Whether you’re looking to use your old candle jars for crafting or to hold your own DIY products, removing the labels is usually the first step (after cleaning out the jar of course).
If you’ve ever tried to scrub a label or stubborn sticker off one of these jars then you are all too familiar with just how hard a simple label can be to get off. After scrubbing until my hands started to prune, and nearly emptying every chemical I had, I finally found the perfect sticker or label remover! I already had all of the ingredients around my home, and it works like a charm!
How to Remove Stubborn Labels and Stickers from Anything
To Make your own Sticker/Label Remover:
- 1 Tablespoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1-2 Drops lemon essential oil
- Optional: rubbing alcohol and cotton ball
- Combine baking soda and oil in a glass or container.
- Apply to affected area and let it sit for two minutes.
- Rub with a paper towel or cloth to remove sticker or label.
- If there is any residue, use a cotton ball and a little rubbing alcohol to wipe off.