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Recently come across a couple of very unique bottles that I want to keep but I made a mess removing the label and now it looks just a mess , I soaked them in soapy water for quite a while


Posted by snazzy007, 17th May 2020


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  • I always use Eucalyptus Oil for this !


  • My go to is always a eucalyptus oil and do gentle circular motions with a cloth or sponge.


  • I soak in soapy water & then give them a scrub/wipe with eucalyptus oil.


  • Oomph is a clear liquid in a spray bottle you can buy from Bunnings, especially designed to take sticky labels off and remove goo and other stains. It’s fabulous and it works.


  • Eucalyptus oil is choice for removing the sticker adhesive. As readers below have stated, you may need to soak, scrape. I find applying the oil with paper towel and leaving it on the sticker for a short time before rubbing. Then soak and scrap again. You may finish the bottles off in the dishwasher for a sparking result.


  • Eucalyptus oil – a small amount on a cotton wool ball – can often be useful for removing labels.


  • After reading these answers I will definitely be using eucalyptus oil in future!


  • Eucalyptus oil all the way.
    I usually presoak yje jar/bottle in warm water overnight.
    Then quickly scrape off whatever I can.
    Take a paper towel with eucalyptus oil on it and wipe it onto the remaining label and glue.
    Leave it for a minute.
    Try scraping and wiping again. I use a knife and steel wool.
    Wipe again with eucalyptus oil to remove any more marks
    Then into the dishwasher.


  • Make a paste of equal parts baking soda and oil. Rub the paste all over the bottles and leave it on for a few minutes. Take a clean cloth and wipe the paste away, along with the glue underneath it. The oil softens the glue up and the baking soda adds a little bit of abrasiveness.


  • Agree, eucalyptus oil is good otherwise have you tried nail polish remover to get rid of stickyness


  • How about vinegar or lemon juice?


  • Use eucalyptus oil, Rub it on and leave it for a while, ( a hour) then wash off with hot water, it should come straight off


  • After soaking most of the label off I use Eucalyptus oil as well ! It works well :)


  • You can rub it with some eucalyptus oil!


  • I use adhesive remover after I soak off as much as possible and a gentle rub with a rough cloth


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