I pinned this post about an all natural, non-toxic Goo Gone remover a while back. I never thought to try it out till yesterday, when I saw my precocious little boy, licking his play table top like it was a giant stamp. *rolls eyes* Licking was a habit I thought he outgrew. Sigh. Guess not…
I threw out our own bottle of Goo Gone over 2 years ago, when I read about how harmful it was if ingested and when Carlo was still an active “licker”.
I remember that my mom always used baby oil to remove labels, but I didn’t have any baby oil on hand. Besides, I don’t think baby oil is safe to ingest either. (I’m sure I could’ve used olive oil but I didn’t think of that till I started writing this post today.)
Anyhow… I had both ingredients (coconut oil + baking soda) in my pantry for the non-toxic goo remover, so I decided to give the “recipe” a go. I followed the directions on the post and after letting the mixture harden overnight as directed, I tried it this morning on that giant stamp, I mean, play table. See the big sticker? (Hmmm… maybe that’s what he was trying to lick!)
Note: I first tried to use just soap and water to remove the sticker. It was a mailing label after all, the kind that’s like paper on top; so I thought that warm water + dishwashing detergent + elbow grease would get the job done. Nuh-uh. This was the best I could do with water.
Then, I tried the goo remover wax I made. Apply it liberally and massage it in!
After waiting the requisite five minutes, the stuck-on parts came off easily.
There were still small gummy bits left, so I did another pass.
It worked!!! Yay!
I’m filing this “recipe” as a “keeper”!
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