I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Mason Jars. I have so many lying around the house, and I can’t ever bring myself to throw them away.
But you know what I don’t love? All the sticky gunk that is left behind when I remove the labels, it takes away from all their prettiness. It’s the same ugly, sticky gunk that’s left behind when you try to take a sticker off a book or toy.
I recently discovered a super easy recipe made with two simple ingredients you already have in your pantry that works amazingly well to remove the residue, and I just had to share.
All it takes is Vegetable Oil & Baking Soda in a 1:1 ratio – so one tablespoon of each if you are just doing one jar, or a cup of each if you want to make a whole batch and save some for later.
I didn’t need much for this jar, so I did one tablespoon of each.
I find it works better if the consistency is more of a paste that a liquid, so feel free to add some more baking soda if you find it’s too runny. Spread the paste generously over the label reside and let sit for 5-10 minutes to work it’s magic.
This is what it should look like:
Once you’ve let it sit, run it under warm water and the residue should easily rub off with a damp cloth.
I am so excited I found this, I can’t tell you the number of times over the years that I’ve felt silly when I gifted a book or toy, yet it didn’t look new because of the gunk left behind when I removed the price tag.