Two Ingredient DIY Adhesive Remover

diy adhesive remover

I bet you have this DIY Adhesive Remover in your kitchen. Right. Now.
Equal parts olive oil and baking soda, that’s it. (I bet any oil would work.)

If you have kids, buy cheap photo frames, dishes or all of the above, at some point you will have ooey gooey sticker gunk you want to get rid of. If it’s my house that means almost everyday.

I find a sticker stuck on the floor, wall, bed frame, desk, mirrors…daily.  If it’s solid and smooth, at some point my kids have probably honored it with a Mickey Mouse or Dora sticker. Guaranteed.

So, this happened…
diy adhesive remover
While not unusual in this house…definitely more than I’m used to. Maybe she was leaving a path to find her way back?
diy sticker removerBesides the fact that the official sticker remover product in the store cost almost 6 bucks…this was truly frightening. A warning on the front of the package reads, “DANGER: Harmful or fatal if swallowed.”  Just having the product in the house made me uneasy and knowing I would use it on such a large portion of flooring with a toddler that puts everything in her mouth was a no-go.
diy sticker remover
Best part of this DIY! Make them clean up after themselves! This is my two year old helping to remove her work of art. Using your olive oil/baking soda combo cover the adhesive completely and than walk away.
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Give it at least 20 minutes to soak through. If you can leave it longer, even better. Let the product do the work.
diy adhesive remover
After it’s completely soaked use the rough side of a sponge and a little water to wipe it away. Free and so much safer!
Have you ever tried this before? 

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  1. Wow so easy.

  2. Oh wow, I am going to have to try this out. My 3.5 year old like to get sticker happy! lol

  3. I hadn’t thought about combining the oil with baking soda. Excellent!

  4. Thanks for sharing. I could use this right away.

  5. Great tip, thank you. I know just what I will be using it on. The stickers all over the kids windows

  6. Thank you!!! I’ll definitely try this next time I have one of those difficult stickers. :)

  7. A baking soda and olive oil use that I could REALLY use and have never heard of before. Thank you!

  8. Wow that’s awesome-never tried that!
    Thanks for the info!

  9. Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow, that’s great! Goo Gone is hard to find sometimes; I never even thought of making it myself! :)

  11. Thank you for sharing this! That is such an easy recipe to make that I don’t even have to write it down. You rock!

  12. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! After I remove sticker gunk, I’m going to try this to remove the labels off of the spaghetti jars I reuse. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Yep! I just tried this with coconut oil! Worked great!
    SO much cheaper and safer than ‘Goo-Gone’ etc.

  14. My daughter just stuck Disney stickers all over the TV screen so this will definitely come in handy! Thank you for posting this!

  15. this does work thanks

  16. o my gosh! thank you so much for this post i actually have stickers everywhere in my home and when you try to peel them you are stuck with yucky paper…it is so annoying even my back seat windows of my car are covered with stickers lol thanks for another great post

  17. NO! This is awesome! I hate those stupid stickers that the kids seem to get everywhere! Now I can actually let them play with them. haha! Now….I washed a shirt of my son’s that had a heavy duty sticker on it and now there is that yucky residue on the shirt. Sigh. I’m guessing this won’t work on that because it would make it all oily but do you happen to have a good solution?? :)

  18. Great idea- I’m off to test it out-

    (You’ve probably saved me a trip to Staples for a $2.49 one ou tube of Goo Gone.)

    Thanks very much.

  19. Does this work for removing paint off wood floors? I am going to give it a shot! My husband forgot to cover our brand new wood floors when painting with some trim with a sprayer…and guess what… all over the floors! I have been told goo-gone works, so maybe this will too!


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