Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Adhesive Remover

Don't you love it when you buy a glass plate or bowl and the store has a price sticker attached with what seems to be a permanent adhesive?  Maybe your child has a teacher who asks each student to bring an empty glass jar to school with the label removed, for an art project on Friday.  You have an empty jar, but you have been trying to remove the label for a week without success. I have found an adhesive remover recipe that works and is made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.  The ingredients are vegetable oil and baking soda.

This candle jar had been scrubbed and put through the dishwasher without any success.

Place your mixture on the spot and rub until the adhesive is removed.

This is the jar after the adhesive remover.  I think it is quite impressive and was so simple

Adhesive Remover

Equal parts vegetable oil and baking soda

Mix together and rub on adhesive until it is removed.  This can be made as needed or made in advance and stored. Use this only on items that can be washed.  This will leave an oily residue that will need to be removed with soap.


  1. Thanks for this! I seem to always struggle with getting the labels off! :)
    Michele Hoffman

  2. nice! would want to try this adhesive at home.

  3. Julie, thanks so much for posting this. I used it this morning and it worked perfect! Michele