Finally, I have found a way to offload some of my jars. Spark's teacher needs some baby food jars for a project she is having her class of 14 four year olds do. I offered to save Flower's jars for her.
I have tried a few different methods for removing the sticky labels from the jars, and of all of them, the following method works the best for me:
- Rinse the baby food jars and lids.
- Place them in a large bowl in the sink or right in your sink.
- Squirt 1-2 tablespoons of liquid castile soap (such as Dr. Bronner's) over the jars.
- Turn on the hot water and add water until all the jars are completely covered.
- Leave the jars in the water for at least 3 hours. Letting them sit overnight is best.
- After at least 3 hours, take the baby food jars out of the water. The labels should rub right off.
- If any adhesive still sticks to the jars, dab a drop or two of Eucalyptus essential oil on a cloth or cotton swab and rub on the adhesive.
- Rinse and let the jars air dry, or run them through your dishwasher.