How to Remove Stickers & Labels From Glass Bottles or Jars

I was just on Apartment Therapy and stranded on a post to remove stickers and labels from glass bottles or jars.  Often small jars from pastes or mustard, or pretty glass bottles are given a second life in my home.  Just getting the label off can be tricky sometimes!

Curious as I am, I took a look to see the other suggestions to remove that sticky stuff that remains, after you peel off a price tag or a label.  I find it quite annoying if there is glue leftover on my jar or bottles!

Here I`ve collected 8 ways to remove that residue for you in second:

  1. Olive oil – If you rub a few drops of oil over the sticky residue and let it sit for a few seconds, you can scrape the remainder right off.
  2. Sticky tape seems to work too – peel off the label and apply sticky tape to the glue residue only. Rip off and repeat where necessary
  3. Nail polish remover – personal favourite-  it will take that sticky stuff right off, including paper label leftovers you cannot peel off
  4. Soak bottle or jar in water – works like a charm too if you make it hot water
  5. Petroleum Jelly such as Vaseline
  6. Essential oils like Eucalyptus or Tea Tree oil, plus it smells yummy
  7. Coconut oil and baking soda paste  (idea from Life Hacker)
  8. Mayonnaise (idea from Fix It Home Improvement Channel on YouTube)
  9. De-Solv-It Sticky Stuff Adhesive Remover


Do you know any other ways to remove leftover sticker or label residue?  Hope to hear you soon!

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