Homemade Goo Gone | Remove Labels, Residue AND Print!


Homemade Goo Gone

Jamie here, today I’m going to share one of my favorite new cleaning tips – this Homemade Goo Gone recipe!

I like to re-use containers for crafts and whatnot (check out how to get wax out of candle jars so you can reuse empty candle jars to make a beautiful seashell display with your summer vacation souvenirs!) – but those darn sticky labels are murder to remove. You could scrub that leftover goo with dish soap all day, and only end up with a rag’s worth of lint stuck to your jar. (For the record, fuzzy mason jars are NOT cute for summer tea glasses.)

So here’s a recipe for Homemade Goo Gone using just two ingredients that I guarantee are in your kitchen already (And if they’re not, they should be – so go buy some!) 🙂


You’ll need

  • 1 Part Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Parts Baking Soda


  1. Use a spoon to mash the baking soda into the oil until it’s a thick, crumbly paste (Think dried-up icing).
  2. Now after you’ve removed as much of the label as you can, slather the paste on and let is sit for about 5 minutes.
  3. Get a toothbrush, old rag or just your finger, and rub/scrub until the label is completely gone. This homemade goo gone also takes ink clean off!

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    1. It can be whatever amount you make it; i.e., you use one part (one cup) of one ingredient and two parts (two cups) of a different ingredient. You use one part (one tsp) of an ingredient and two parts (two tsps) of a different ingredient, etc.

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