Mostly, I use goo gone in my house to remove unwanted stickers from items including plates, cups, jars, spray bottles and many other items.
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There are many versions on the internet to make your own goo gone. Basically, you will need an oil to soak into the sticker and a gentle abrasive to work at removing the sticker. Here is my version, which is very simple:
1/3 cup baking soda
1/3 cup coconut oil (I used Dr. Bronner’s)
Essential oil (optional) - Choose whatever scent you enjoy. Check out my Etsy shop for 100% Pure Essential oils to scent your goo gone naturally.
A small jar (for storing your new goo gone)
1. Measure about 1/3 cup of coconut oil into a glass measuring cup. Put it in the microwave for a few seconds (time will vary depending on the microwave used). You will want the coconut oil to become a liquid, but not hot.
2. Add in 1/3 cup of baking soda to the coconut oil. Stir till combined and all the lumps are gone. Add a few drops of essential oil if you desire. I like the smell of the coconut oil, so I did not use essential oil to scent my goo gone.
3. Pour the combined mixture into a jar to store. Let it cool to room temperature and it will become a paste.
4. Once the goo gone becomes a paste, it will be easy to spread on stickers or sticker residue to remove them. I use a paper towel to grab some from the jar and spread where I need it. I wait a few minutes for the oil to soak in and then you will need to rub the mixture in with the paper towel to remove the sticker.
Homemade Goo Gone Removing the Sticker:
I find it works better if most of the paper from the sticker has been removed, but it will also work if it is not fully removed. I no longer use the store bought version of goo gone. My homemade version works just as well for what I use it for, which is mostly stickers. Plus, I love how I can leave it in a drawer in my kitchen and feel safe knowing harsh chemicals are not involved in this recipe. Something I could not do with the store bought version.