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DIY || Homemade Two-Ingredient Goo Gone

July 24, 2017
This is AMAZING! DIY this homemade Goo Gone with two ingredients you already have in your home to easily remove labels and glue residue from ANYTHING!

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.

Remove label residue & sticker gunk with this easy homemade Goo Gone recipe

Boo to sticker gunk & label residue!

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.

Remove label residue & sticker gunk with this easy homemade Goo Gone recipe

Vegetable Oil & Baking Soda – 1:1 ratio

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. ย 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:

Remove label residue & sticker gunk with this easy homemade Goo Gone recipe

Spread the paste generously over the label reside and let sit for 5-10 minutes

Once you’ve let it sit, run it under warm water and the residue should easily rub off with a damp cloth.

Remove label residue & sticker gunk with this easy homemade Goo Gone recipe

Ta-da! Even the ink stamp was removed completely

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.

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