How To Remove Sticky Jar Labels

Before upcycling a jar into a new soy candle, you may have a jar with a label that you want to remove.

In this guide, we will remove sticky labels from jars before making ourcandle.

With a few simple ingredients we can easily remove the labels without the need for elbow grease.

What you need

  • A large bowl
  • Hot water
  • Baking soda
  • Cooking oil


  1. Soak the jar in hot water and leave until label peels away easily.
  2. Dry off the jar.
  3. Mix a dessertspoon of baking soda with cooking oil into a paste.
  4. Leave for a few minutes before rubbing away adhesive.
  5. Wash and dry the jar and its ready to fill.