Ready for the easiest way EVER? Simply soak the jar in water, label and all.
After several hours (I often will wait until the next day) the label and glue come right off!
The label is drenched, so it will just peel away.
With the remaining glue, it picks off really easily.
I like to store Peanut's snacks in these baby food jars. If she doesn't eat them for a few days they don't get all plasticy tasting like they do when stored in a plastic baggy.
This works on all types of different label glues.
After soaking for a day, this jar's label just rolled off when I rubbed it with my fingers.
My rhododendron bloom was very happy in this jar. :)
Here is another example, with a little trickier glue.
After the label came off this jar, a sticky glue was left.
I used my dish scraper and scraped off all the glue.
It only took a minute or two.
The glue residue that is stuck to the jar after scraping it washes right off.
I used this jar for my bottle brushes.
I have had one or two jars were the water didn't soften the glue enough to come off, so I just recycled those jars. They weren't worth the trouble.
This method has worked for my jam and jelly jars, peach and pear jars, pizza sauce jars, baby food jars and more!
Do you like reducing chemical exposure like I do? Then check out this post for a way to keep from exposing your baby to unnecessary chemicals.
Do you save your glass jars? If so, what have you used them for? I'm always looking for fun and creative ways to use some of my pretty jars!
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