Best and Easiest Way to Remove Stubborn Sticker Residue (All Natural)

Wren’s Little Nest
by Wren’s Little Nest
2 Materials
2 Minutes

We have all been there… you are about to give someone a lovely gift only to find the price tag is still stuck on! You go to remove it, and are left with a nasty sticky mess at the bottom!

Let me share with you my favorite and easiest ever way to remove all of that gunk. This works better than anything I have tried, and can be used on virtually any hard surface. It only takes one simple product and a few minutes of your time.

Read below to find out how!

This tiny bottle of Orange Essential Oil is all that you will need! (Note: it does not need to be the “wild” orange, any orange essential oil will do) I have experimented with other oils when I was out of orange and for some reason the orange works the best. I love that this method for removing sticker residue is safe and all natural, not to mention it smells amazing!

Begin by removing as much of the sticker as you can. Don’t spend too much time at this, as long as you remove the top paper layer from the sticker you should be good!

Pour a few drops of the oil over the leftover sticker making sure it’s fully covered. This will only take a few drops as the oil spreads and absorbs over the whole surface. This tiny bottle has lasted me a few years, and I remove stickers quite often!

Let the oil sit for a couple of minutes.

Using a paper towel rub the sticker residue off. It seriously works like magic!

And there you have a beautiful sticker free surface! If you have any leftover oil wipe the surface off with a mild soap and clean cloth.

As mentioned above this works perfectly on any hard surface. I use this frequently for removing labels of glass pasta jars, and stickers that my kids have used to decorate furniture with!

What do you think? Will you be trying this method out next time you need to remove a sticker?

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  • Donna Donna on Jun 29, 2021

    Could this also be used to remove sticker residue from the outside passenger door of a new car?

  • Alisha Alisha on Oct 21, 2021

    You think it would work on grease build up? About to do a kitchen makeover but my cabinets are filled with 8 years of grease build up. What do I do?

  • Pat50848752 Pat50848752 on Jul 01, 2022

    How to remove leftover tape on door glass???

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  • Em Em on Oct 21, 2021

    yes any cooking oil. I use olive oil because that is all I buy for cooking. Any vegetable oil is fine. I use an old pill bottle with a paste of the baking soda and oil and keep under my sink. Work it on the adhesive with your fingernail. When all of the goo is gone. Wash with dish soap to remove the oil.

  • I keep a can of lighter fluid and it’s quick and easy!