Have you ever scrubbed and scrubbed to get a sticker or price tag off of a glass?
Did you know there is an easier way to remove it? Sure, commercial adhesive removers like Goo Gone will work, but did you know that Goo Gone contains gasoline?
That is not something I want in my kitchen cupboard. I don’t want it near my kids, and honestly, I am bound to spill it when I’m using it as well. The label says it’s flammable and you should use it in a ventilated area to avoid overexposure to the fumes.
This homemade version is much safer. You could even eat it, although it won’t taste good 🙂
Homemade Adhesive Remover (like Goo Gone)
Two or three drops lemon essential oil* + 2 T baking soda + ½ T water = adhesive remover.
It costs just pennies per batch and you can whip it up in seconds. You can store it in a little jar or just make it as needed. Plop some of this mixture on whatever sticker or price tag you want to remove, wait a minute, and the adhesive will wipe. right. off. It’s like magic!
This version is non-toxic, cheap, and smells great.
The lemon oil is a natural solvent and is used in many degreasers and adhesive removers (as well as cleaners). Make sure to use lemon essential oil and not something else like lemon oil or lemon extract. You won’t get the same results.
I wouldn’t recommend using this on fabric or carpet; it’s intended for hard surfaces like glass and plastic.
This recipe also doubles as a kitchen cleanser. It will make your sink smell amazing! The smell of lemon is such a great pick-me-up.
A 15 ml bottle of organic lemon oil costs about $11. This lasts me about 6 months – it’s super frugal and has tons of uses.
What else can you do with lemon essential oil?
Have you ever used lemon essential oil? What’s your favorite way to use it?
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