Bottles before

Bottles before

Making a lot of produce means we need to reuse jars and bottles whenever possible, the only problem is stubborn sticky labels that just won’t budge. I thought of investing in a gunk remover but they are expensive and made from goodness knows what. So I decided to make my own.

Mixing

Mixing

I combined equal quantities of bicarbonate of soda and coconut oil (2 tsps. of each) and mixed them to form a gritty paste. I then spread the paste on the labels and left it to work. Five minutes later I scrubbed the bottles in warm, soapy water and bob’s your uncle – no more sticky mess.

I jarred up the remainder in one of the now-gleaming bottles for use another time. Extra bonus – it left my hand super soft and clean.

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