If you have ever used Goof Off, Goo Gone or any of those crazy gunk-removing substances you can attest to the harsh smells, chemicalized ingredients and the warning labels:

  • extremely flammable
  • fatal if swallowed
  • eye and skin irritant

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to don my safety goggles and solvent-resistant gloves when I need a little sticky label removed. Nor do I want to use a “potentially fatal” substance on a jar that I’m saving to put food into.

Mix a little coconut oil and baking soda and you get a superb, healthy substitute that leaves your bare hands soft and smelling great! You could even eat it (not that I’m suggesting you do.) Even the your pets will be safe when you need you use this on or in an area they can reach and lick.

This is another recipe that can be found posted all over the internet. Not a Fat and Happy original, but it’s too good not to share! It’s a perfect stocking stuffer, hostess gift and great “friend” present.

All Natural Gunk Removing Goo Off

  • 1 part coconut oil
  • 1 part baking soda


Mix the coconut oil and the baking soda until well combined. Place into clean jar(s). Label with cute cut out fonts on construction paper.

My KitchenAid Mixer worked great for mixing large batches.

Fat and Happy Food Blog Tips and Techniques: Slightly warm the coconut oil for easier mixing, but don’t over-warm it to the point of runny. Keep in mind the baking soda might be slightly abrasive on some materials. As with anything, you may want to test a little spot first.

For more recipes, go to Monique’s blog: FatandHappyBlog.com and Monique’s new site, HappyEatsHealthy.com



Published by Monique Costello

As a successful Entrepreneur, Monique has an impressive list of talents. Mastering marketing and advertising early in her career as an Independent Producer, Monique won several national awards. A transition into the Special Events industry diversified her skills through producing live corporate events and non-profit galas. Adding to her national recognition, Monique was featured on the Food Network for turning a failing diner into the most successful Italian bistro/coffeehouse in Denver, Colorado. Currently, outside of the day-to-day routine of the digital marketing world, Monique is still a master of recipe creation, eating, drinking and blogging about her new adventures while sneaking in a few games of 2's on the beach.

Find more great recipes on Monique’s Blog at http://fatandhappyblog.blogspot.com/