You see them everywhere in the Zero Waste scene: mason jars. Accurately arranged in the cupboard, they are not only extremely practical, but also pretty to look at.
But have you ever tried to remove those annoying labels? Sometimes you're lucky and they come off with hot water, along with the glue. But with so many glasses, all the rubbing and soaking is useless.
But what if you could use EXACTLY this glass?
With these two ingredients, which you probably also have at home, it will definitely work!
Vegetable oil (I use coconut oil)
1. Soak the glass in hot water and remove as much of the label as possible.
2. Mix oil and baking soda 1:1, e.g. 1 tablespoon oil to 1 tablespoon baking soda, until a paste is formed.
3. Apply it to the leftover glue, massage in the paste lightly and let it soak for about 2-4 hours (overnight is also possible)
4. Test & rub briefly, everything goes away, then simply wash off. If it doesn't all come off, just let it take effect and repeat process 3.
With this method I have so far freed all jars and lids from the glue. Let me know if it worked for you too :)