Want to make a natural version of “Goo Gone” for under $5, with products you already have in your pantry? Me too. And you’ll be happy to know that I’m not just teasing you – it’s doable. You can thank me later.
I’m a little bit crazy when it comes to toxic products in our home. I got rid of all the chemical-filled cleaning products a long time ago, but there were some things that I couldn’t find replacements for. One of them was the ever-handy “Goo Gone.” How else would I scrub off those pesky stickers from the bottoms of items in our home?
BUT, I came across a recipe for an alternative; one that involves the ever-versatile coconut oil and it’s equally versatile cousin, baking soda. I should have known these two powerhouses could team up and make something pretty kick-ass for around the house.
This one is so easy, it’s almost ridiculous.
- Baking Soda
- Coconut Oil
- A clean jar
(seriously, that’s it.)
Mix equal parts baking soda and coconut oil (I used 2 tbsp. of each) in a jar. Mix together well.
THAT’S IT. Just use sparingly on a cloth or paper towel to scrub off unwanted stickers or other junk off of the product in question. And to test it, I grabbed one of my favorite candle holders which had an obnoxious sticker at the bottom. I dabbed some of the mixture onto a paper towel, applied it to the sticker, and gave it some elbow grease:
This cost under $5, took under 5 minutes, and eliminated probably 500 or so toxins from my medicine cabinets. Thank you, coconut oil and baking soda for coming through in yet another I-can’t-believe-I-didn’t-know-this, why-have-I-been-wasting-my-money-all-these-years, moment.
What do you think? Did you know about this trick? Anymore uses for coconut oil you can share? I’m on to whipping up a body scrub – I’ll share it next week here at PunkWife.com. If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, do it now! Enter your email in the “Subscribe” box at the upper-right of the screen. Thanks for reading!