Goo Gone is a commercial degreaser we like because it makes removing sticker or tape residue a breeze. But if you’re looking to save money or you enjoy making your own cleaning agents you can make it yourself with petrol and citrus oil.
Frugal living weblog The Simple Dollar author Trent Hamm reports that he has success making homemade Goo Gone using one part gasoline to four parts citrus oil mixed in a spray bottle. You can make citrus oil by putting the rinds of three oranges in 3.7L of sealed water for 10 days then straining out the rinds. Get the gas by taking a small jar with a lid with you the next time you fill up and add 30-60mL — a little goes a long way.
It may not be 100 per cent as potent as commercial Goo Gone, but even if it’s only 50 per cent as efficient if you eat oranges and drive a car the homemade version is basically free.
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The Frugal Geek’s Toolbox [The Simple Dollar]