DIY Jar Label Remover

Reader Contribution by Lee Ann
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If you have been following the blog, then you know by know that I am addicted to jars. It’s always fun to find a new, glass jar that can be recycled into a useful container, a gift, or a vase.  The only tricky part is that stubborn label that has to come off.

Use this super easy trick to remove labels from glass jars easily!

DIY Label Remover

Prepare the jar by peeling off the printed portion of the label, leaving only the glued on, paper part. Then follow these easy steps:

1) Pour some baking soda in a bowl (about 1/4 cup for a small jar).

2) Add enough vegetable oil to make a soft paste (a tablespoon or a little more).

3) With a sponge or cloth, gently rub the paste onto the remaining label paper. Let it sit for a few seconds to soak in.

4) Rub the label paper with the sponge or cloth until it comes off.

5) Wash and rinse.

Hope this helps make things easier for you around the homestead!

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