The simplest switch - goo remover

27 November 2020

If you are a jar recycler like I am ... you will love this goo remover.
Don't you love it when you get a label that removes easy.... but then there are those that leave a horrible gooey / sticky residue. 

One of the easiest ways to remove most labels is to fill the empty jar with hot water and let stand. This softens and loosens the glue holding the label on... and quite often they will peel of easily.

If you peel and find it leaves a sticky goo.... then this recipe is brilliant.

I keep a jar of this under my sink and it last for ages!! (in fact I found an image of the very first jar I made... and it was dated 2017 ... I'll pop a photo of that very first jar at the bottom of the post.)

GOO remover

1⁄3 cup coconut oil
1⁄4 cup baking soda
10 - 20 drops of essential oil - a citrus oil works best. (my current batch has lemon and lime)

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight jar.

To Use
Peel off as much of the label as possible ...  apply the goo remover and let sit for 30 mins or so... the longer it is left on the easier it is to remove. 
I usually give it a good rub with my finger / cloth and then wash it clean.
This paste is abrasive so take caution on plastic surfaces as it will scratch.

Good remover - circa 2017

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