Cleaning and Deodorizing Mason Jar Lids for Re-Use
I love to save jars and use them again for storing different food items, craft supplies, or other odds and ends. There’s also no shortage of cute crafty jar projects floating around the internet and I see a new one almost everyday that looks intriguing to me. Getting jars cleaned up for re-use can be a little tricky though.
First you need to clean off the label and remove that pesky glue from the glass part of the jar. You can find my solution for dealing with that issue here.
The next challenge that comes up with jars is often cleaning and deodorizing the lid, so it doesn’t impart the scent and flavor of whatever was in it previously into the new jar contents. I start out by sprinkling my number one favorite deodorizer, baking soda in each lid.
I usually like to save up a few jar lids and do them all together at once. This can get a bit messy, so I like to put a big tea towel down first.
[Psst! I love Mason Jars! They can be used for everything, from crafts to storage, and especially organizing! Check out this great compilation of Mason Jar Organizing Ideas!]
Next, I rinse the lids out and see how they’re smelling. Often at this point, they’re mostly scent-free, but I like to take a few drops of lemon essential oil on a cotton ball and rub that inside each lid for an extra dose of deodorizing power. (Don't forget to click on the link below for all of the helpful little details!)
- Baking Soda
- Lemon Oil
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Published May 19th, 2017 10:11 AM