Natural Goo-Removal

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:

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