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A No-Fail Trick to Get Rid of Sticky Labels

Upcycling plastic and glass bottles is a great way to give old things new life, but sometimes getting rid of all the sticky residue left over from labels is a serious pain. Instead of spending hours scrubbing or reaching for smelly cleaners, try this natural solution that leaves containers adhesive-free.

Here's what to do:

  1. Remove as much of the label as possible and then give the bottle a good wash with hot water and soap. Wipe the container dry then coat the sticky areas with a dab of coconut oil and a sprinkle of baking soda.

  1. Now rub the bottle with a paper towel until the residue is gone. It's that simple!

  1. Use the same mixture to rub off the expiration date stamps, and your clean plastic container is ready for a fun repurposed DIY. Or simply fill with water and use as a cute vase.
Join The Conversation
Nicole-Perry Nicole-Perry 4 years
I can't wait to try this out — sticker residue drives me crazy.
Jenna-Gill Jenna-Gill 4 years
Like magic! I don't know why I never thought of this before. Thanks! :)
Karen14792539 Karen14792539 4 years
Why would you buy organic coconut oil to do this? What a waste of money! Use Goo Gone or WD-40 instead and skip the baking soda; much cheaper and very effective.
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