Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Make Your Own Home Made "Goo Remover"

When you can not remove those pesky labels, grab some baking soda and oil. Use a little elbow grease and that sticky mess will wipe away. 

baking soda coconut oil

I discovered the cutest, little, blue bottles at a local thrift store. They were covered with an unattractive, large label. I was hoping that once the label had soaked in water, the label would be easy to remove. Well, this time, however, once soaked, most of the label remained. 

coconut oil baking soda

To make your own "goo remover"  you will need:
2 ingredients-

Baking soda 
Oil- for example- vegetable oil or coconut oil

baking soda coconut oil

Mix together-
1 part oil to 2 parts baking soda.
For example, 1 cup oil to 2 cups of baking soda. 
This project did not require a large amount of goo remover, so I mixed together 1 tablespoon coconut oil to 2 tablespoons baking soda.
When making larger amounts, place combined ingredients in an air tight storage container.

I stirred the ingredients together in a small bowl.

baking soda coconut oil

"Well if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome." E.A. Bucchianeri,
Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

I used an old scouring pad and a lot of elbow grease to get the label off of the glass bottle. This took some time, but eventually the label was removed. I, also, used the tip of my fingernail to scrape off some difficult to remove adhesive. When finished, I used soap and water to rid the bottle of the baking soda, coconut oil "goo remover."

baking soda coconut oil

baking soda coconut oil

As you can see from the above picture, the old label is completely removed. I now have a beautiful, blue bottle to set where the rays of sunlight can highlight the beautiful, blue hue of the pretty bottle.

Leave a comment in the comment section below, any solution you have to get rid of the pesky sticker residue.

Have a blessed day!

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