Removing Adhesive from Glass
Making lotions and things means I look for a lot of different little jars and things to put them in. Recently, I was at Michael's and I say the cutest little 4oz jars to put my face lotion in. The killer part was trying to get the adhesive off of the lid of the jar. I though Dawn could remove everything because it's "tough on grease" or whatever, but it was a waste of time. Then I asked my Great Aunt for some suggestions on how to get the adhesive off without ruining the design on the lid of the jar... I mean acetone is always an option but in the pursuit of a healthier alternative, I tried soaking it in vinegar. Sometimes the old ways are the best right? Well... that didn't work either and now the house smelled like vinegar so, I won't be trying that method again any time soon. Finally, there was a mental breakthrough when I kept saying "I need an abrasive to scrub it off" and virtually everyone has some baking soda in the fridge so there went my natural abrasive. I know that oil is the enemy of stickiness so equal parts sweet almond oil and baking soda!
Now most blogs out there will say "soak for 30 minutes then scrub off" but they were writing that for far more patient individuals than myself, so what *I* did was mix 1 tablespoon of both in a little saucer (this is more than enough for 4 4oz lids), then i used my fingers to rub the sticker with my mixture. Didn't take a minute for everything to come right off. This left me happy but also slightly frustrated that it took me 2 days to figure out something so simple. Here's hoping this little tid-bit here saves someone on the interwebz some hours in problem solving. Good luck with the sticky stuff!
Bella Eiko is a single mother of a 6 year old boy, freelance journalist, foodie & Civil Rights activist that is dedicated to building a better world by increasing communication & applying positive changes to her everyday life. This endeavor includes educating both herself as well as her son about sustainable living and healthy alternatives to everyday products using practical application.
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