Can you believe the summer is halfway over? That means if you have a garden, you’re probably thinking ahead to canning season. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on jars at the store, you can start holding on to used jars to reuse them. However, if you plan to reuse jars, you’ll likely want to remove the labels and apply new jar labels so you can easily identify the contents.
Removing jar labels doesn’t have to be a tedious process. Nor does it have to involve lots of harsh chemicals.
- To remove the labels:
- Fill your sink with hot soapy water
- Put the jars into the water and allow to soak
- This should remove most of the label and adhesive
- Create a paste from baking soda and oil
- Leave the paste on the jars for ten minutes
- Use a clean cloth to wipe away the paste and adhesive
- Remove as much of the label as possible
- Pour a few olive oil on a paper towel
- Rub the oil onto the adhesive that remains on the jar
- Keep running until the residue from the adhesive is gone
- Wash the oil from the jar