I like to save jars to reuse for jams etc but some labels are so stubborn, I can’t get them off.. any suggestions appreciated.

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  • Soak them in hot water and when there is still a residue of glue left use some Eucalyptus oil.

  • Soak them in hot water and leave for at least half an hour. They should peel off easily.

  • Probably a basic answer but I just soak mine in a sink of hot soapy water and come back later! They usually come off easily.

  • I usually leave it in hot water for a while.

  • Make a paste of equal parts baking soda and oil. Rub the paste all over the jars and leave for a few minutes. The oil softens the glue and the baking soda adds a little abrasiveness. Wipe jars with a clean cloth and both paste and glue come away!

  • Warm soapy water and then eucolyptus oil on a dry clothe.

  • I’ve just seen an article here on MoMs about removing jar labels. Make a paste of bicarbonate and water I think it was. Apply and leave fir a while

  • I use Nail Polish remover. Pour some on a cotton ball and dab at the label to soften. Then coat label all over, leave for 5 minutes and wash off in hot soapy water. Hopefully it will work for you, some labels are really tough to get off and need a couple of goes at it.

  • Soak the jars then use eucalyptus oil to remove excess glue.

  • like everyone else soak it in water for a while. The longer you leave it the easier it comes off. To get rid of the sticky residue I use eucalyptus oil

  • I soak the jars in warm water and then remove excess glue with eucalyptus oil.

  • Once the jar labels have soaked in the water, the labels should easily peel off. If not then, I soak stubborn labels overnight in the sink and then rub a little detergent on them and gently ease off any residue with a dish cloth. This method always work and presto – clean and label free jars ready for repurposing.

  • Soaking jars with labels in a sink full of hot soapy water always works well.

  • I don’t know if it’s very good for the dishwasher but when I found jars had placed in there than most of the labels came off.

  • Try spraying the label with cooking oil. Let it sit for a few hours before running it through the dishwasher.

  • I use hot soapy water to get rid of most of the label. I then let it dry. Once dry I put Eucalyptus oil on cotton wool and let the cotton ball sit for a while. Then wipe off and hand wash in soapy water or the dishwasher.

  • I often try WD40 or similar spray on the tough ones that wont come off with soaking, eucalyptus oil or anything else.

  • the labels I can’t remove in hot soapy water I remove with Eucalyptus oil !
    I also use it as stain remover. An last week one of my kids left a piece of chewing gum in the clothing and it went in the washing machine. Big shock when I emptied the washing machine, but it all went out easily again with Eucalyptus oil as well.

  • Yes I do mean the glue substance… label peels off but the sticky underneath is very hard to shift.

  • Are you talking about the whole label or the glue substance holding it on?
    While the label is wet, try scaping it off with an old knife or something similar. You might get the glue of with Dettol or something similar. I haven’t tried to do it for awhile. I give my empty jars to a friends who use them. They get the residue off them selves

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