All goo-like substances can be extremely annoying and tough to remove. Gum, tree sap,
bicycle grease, band-aid residue, super-glue mistakes, super sticky stickers, and temporary
tattoos are all common examples of substances that can prove themselves extremely
difficult to remove from skin, clothes, hair, and many other surfaces.
Extracted from the peel of a lemon, lemon oil (citrus limonium) effortlessly combats and
removes grease, gum and goo.
To remove gum from hair or carpet, apply 3-5 drops directly onto the gum and surrounding
areas. Gently massage, using a warm washcloth to assist in removal. This method can help
you avoid the dreaded hair cut crisis associated with gum in the hair!
To combat tree sap in your carpet or clothes, apply 1-4 drops to the sap and massage to
break up the sap. Wipe clean with a damp rag.
To remove pesky band-aid goo, massage 1-2 drops of lemon oil onto goo and skin and wipe
clean with a damp cloth or paper towel.
To strip residue from stickers or price tags, rub 1-2 drops of lemon oil directly onto the
sticker, let absorb for 1-2 minutes and wipe with a paper towel or damp cloth.
Use lemon oil to remove stubborn super glue mistakes or excess. Place a drop directly onto
the area you wish to “un-glue” and in moments the glue will lift.
To clean bicycle or tire grease from hands, add 5-10 drops of lemon oil to hand soap, wash
as normal and repeat as necessary.
Add 10-20 drops to laundry detergent to help fight goo and grease stains on clothes.
Rub 5-10 drops on an unplugged iron that has had is covered with accidental melted
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe,
treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any
sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or
aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective
in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical
community is there to help us when oils can't.