Monday, May 12, 2014

Homemade Goo Gone

Over the summer, I made my own homemade goo gone.  I used to buy goo gone from the store until I read the back of the bottle and all the warnings and ingredients, YIKES!

Mostly, I use goo gone in my house to remove unwanted stickers from items including plates, cups, jars, spray bottles and many other items.

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There are many versions on the internet to make your own goo gone.  Basically, you will need an oil to soak into the sticker and a gentle abrasive to work at removing the sticker.  Here is my version, which is very simple:


Baking Soda in cup
1/3 cup baking soda

Dr. Bronner's Coconut Oil
1/3 cup coconut oil (I used Dr. Bronner’s)

Lavender Essential Oil 10ml - Simple is Pretty Etsy Shop

Essential oil (optional) - Choose whatever scent you enjoy.  Check out my Etsy shop for 100% Pure Essential oils to scent your goo gone naturally.

Jar to put homemade goo gone in
A small jar (for storing your new goo gone)


1. Measure about 1/3 cup of coconut oil into a glass measuring cup.  Put it in the microwave for a few seconds (time will vary depending on the microwave used).  You will want the coconut oil to become a liquid, but not hot.

measuring cup with coconut oil
2. Add in 1/3 cup of baking soda to the coconut oil.  Stir till combined and all the lumps are gone.  Add a few drops of essential oil if you desire.  I like the smell of the coconut oil, so I did not use essential oil to scent my goo gone.

Coconut oil and baking soda

Pouring baking soda in coconut oil
3. Pour the combined mixture into a jar to store.  Let it cool to room temperature and it will become a paste.

Homemade Goo Gone
4. Once the goo gone becomes a paste, it will be easy to spread on stickers or sticker residue to remove them.  I use a paper towel to grab some from the jar and spread where I need it.  I wait a few minutes for the oil to soak in and then you will need to rub the mixture in with the paper towel to remove the sticker.


Serving tray with sticker on it, need to remove
Homemade Goo Gone Removing the Sticker:

Serving tray with homemade goo gone working

Serving tray with sticker removed
I find it works better if most of the paper from the sticker has been removed, but it will also work if it is not fully removed.  I no longer use the store bought version of goo gone.  My homemade version works just as well for what I use it for, which is mostly stickers.  Plus, I love how I can leave it in a drawer in my kitchen and feel safe knowing harsh chemicals are not involved in this recipe.  Something I could not do with the store bought version.

All ingredients for Homemade Goo Gone


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Master Bedroom Bedding

A couple months ago, we got new master bedroom bedding, including a new comforter.  This is my first real down comforter, and I love it so far.  I chose a white comforter to brighten the space even more.

White Comforter in Master Bedroom
I really love the texture on the cover.  Easy way to hide wrinkles!

White Comforter
The bedroom space is lacking in any real decorating.  I’m still unsure how I want to decorate the room. I do know I want the space to be bright, relaxing and airy.

Master Bedroom
We hung up some some framed art we had in the laundry room of our old house.  I still don’t like it for the space, but it is better than nothing on any walls.

Master Bedroom
Do you have a space in your house to can’t figure out how to decorate?

As Always,