This is soooo easy, I almost hesitate to put it in my ‘recipes section’. But, it is so flipping effective and awesome, that I can’t stop talking about it. I was already a fan of the sticker-removing properties of lemon essential oil, but the thing that made it that much more magical was this:
I had two mason jars that had glitter glued to the insides. The end result looked extremely ‘homemade’, but, having already dried a few years ago, I just used it to store random crap – never really quite happy with how they looked, but they were free and I LOVE mason jars so much, I couldn’t bear to part with them.
I would try, on occasion, to remove the glue using rubbing alcohol, scraping it off with a knife, a combination of methods, etc. but none of these worked – and in fact, it didn’t do a single thing to this gross glitter glue.
What did I have to lose, if I tried lemon oil? In fact, I had a lot to lose – lots of dried-up-4-year-old-glue-and-glitter, that is 🙂 🙂 🙂 – It took a couple of applications, but it worked!
- Lemon essential oil
- The sticky-residue/glue/goo/etc that you’re trying to remove
- Rag to wipe off the residue
- Add lemon essential oil to goo – depending on the adhesive strength, you may need to saturate the area. Let it sit for a couple of minutes – especially if it’s a really old piece of gunk.
- Wipe off area with rag.
- Repeat until all the goo is removed.
Here’s a video for it: