Dealing with sticky labels and gunk on stuff? Check out how to make homemade goo gone. Skip the bad smells in regular goo gone and make it yourself with this DIY goo gone recipe.
Recently I was working on a project organizing my kitchen drawers. They had some awful contact paper stuck on them from when we moved in. When I peeled the contact paper up it left behind a sticky mess.
I planned on cleaning up the sticky mess with some goo gone, but I didn't want to use the stuff you buy in the store. The store-bought goo gone has all sorts of gross ingredients like kerosene and smells bad. I really didn't want to put that around my cooking utensils.
I decided instead to make up my own goo gone. It works just as well as the store-bought but smells way better.
It took care of the sticky mess on my kitchen drawers quickly and without scrubbing. If you are wanting a good-smelling goo gone check out how to make homemade goo gone.
Homemade Goo Gone
This homemade goo gone is easy to make and you probably already have everything you need at home.
Easily whip up a batch in 5 minutes.
Ingredients to Make DIY Goo Gone
- Vegetable Oil or Olive oil
- Baking Soda
- Lemon Essential Oil (I have this brand of essential oils)
You can use just about any kind of oil, sometimes I use vegetable, sometimes olive oil.
Making Homemade Goo Gone
Step 1: Add 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup of oil.
Step 2: Stir until the baking soda is completely mixed in.
Step 3: Add 10-15 drops lemon essential oil.
Step 4: Stir until everything is mixed in.
Step 5: Store in an airtight container.
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To Use DIY Goo Gone
To use, apply a small amount over the sticky area and let sit for about 5-10 minutes. Then wipe away the goo gone and clean the area with a damp towel to clean all of the goo gone away.
In just 5 minutes it got rid of all the sticky mess in my kitchen drawer.
This homemade goo gone will make cleaning up sticky labels a breeze.
Want some other easy homemade cleaners? Check out these easy recipes.
Homemade Goo Gone
- 1 bowl
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil or olive oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- Add 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup of oil.
- Stir until the baking soda is completely mixed in.
- Add 10-15 drops lemon essential oil.
- Stir until everything is mixed in.
- Store in an airtight container.
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