We've all had that experience. The nightmare of the terrible sticker. Maybe it's a price tag. Maybe it's a label. It could be small or quite large. Whatever shape it is, it leaves behind an awful goop that simply won't come off. In the past, I would have reached for a commercial goo remover. In fact, that's almost what I did when we were faced with lots of sticker residue on our wedding gifts. However, once I was in the store and reading the label, I couldn't bring myself to buy the stuff. With all of the warnings on the packaging and the information I found online, I knew there had to be a better option out there. And guess what? There was! By simply mixing two kitchen ingredients, you can create an effective goop-getter without any worries about harsh chemicals.
This is so easy it's barely even a recipe. Ready? Ok.
Simply mix equal parts coconut oil and baking soda...
Until it looks like this:
Then poor it in a cute baby jar and let it sit to solidify. You'll be left with a thick paste.
This stuff really does work just as well as the stuff you buy in the store. The coconut oil adheres to the stickiness and the baking soda acts as an abrasive to scrub the gunk away. If you want proof, I've got a couple examples for you.
First is a jar with a paper label.
I slathered on the paste and then let it sit for a bit.
The paper means you have to scrub a little more than if it was just gunk, but here is the final result.
Another example is this plastic container. I took the label off and there was some sticky stuff left behind. Because the container is white you couldn't really see it in the picture, so you'll just have to trust me on this one. :) I rubbed on the goo remover and waited a little while.
And here is the clean bottle!
If you try this out be sure to let me know! Also, if you want to see how I mix this mess together, watch the video below!
Have you made any DIY cleaners? What were your results? Let me know in the comments below!