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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Non Toxic Sticker Remover

When I'm crafting, I have to remove a lot of stickers, especially when I upcycle something.  I use a hair dryer if I can't get the item wet, but that can leave some residue.  I can't use commercial sticker removers because most of them use orange essential oil, which gives me a migraine.  I also prefer to use nontoxic cleaners in my home.  This also has two ingredients in it that I use all the time, so I always have the ingredients.  I started to make a craft for my son, but I had to take the label off of the bottle first.  I decided to share that with all of my wonderful readers,

Non Toxic Sticker Remover

Before using this non toxic sticker remover, it's important to remove as much of the sticker as you can.  Ideally, you'll be able to remove all of it except the residue, but this will also cut through the actual sticker.  

Use a spoon to get about a teaspoon of coconut oil and spread over the sticker residue.  You can also use vegetable oil or olive oil, but I think coconut oil is easier to work with because it's not as "oily" and because it's solid at room temperature and doesn't run all over your bottle.  Simply spread the oil all over the residue and use your finger or a washcloth to remove the residue.  Sometimes this is all that you need to get the glue off.

If it doesn't get removed with just the oil, then add a pinch of baking soda to the oil and scrub it off with that.  The residue just melts off with the baking soda and coconut oil.

Once the glue is all gone, rinse well.  You can use a drop of dish soap if it's oily.  Rinse well and let dry.

Obviously, this is only for things that can get wet.  You can also mix the coconut oil and baking soda together and store in a mason jar, but I've found that this works just as well and doesn't take up any extra room in my cupboard.

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