Inside: 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.
To make the homemade goo gone you will need three ingredients. You need vegetable oil, baking soda, and lemon essential oil. You can use any brand of essential oils however if you are starting out and don’t want a large bottle or spend a lot I recommend Fabulous Frannie essential oils. I have noticed that they are just as good as the more expensive brands but cost much less. You can head over here to grab one of their gift sets or just buy one bottle. They are usually less than $5 a bottle.
In a bowl mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. Stir until the baking soda is completely mixed in. Then add 10-15 drops of the lemon essential oil. Mix everything up and store in an airtight container.
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 this easy to make homemade granite cleaner. It cleans just as well as the store bought for much cheaper!
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