How To: Clean Glue or Tape Residue from Glass

We saved these kombucha tea bottles because we love their shape and thought they'd be great for vases or bathroom storage. The only problem was that they were covered from top to bottom in a very sticky label that wouldn't come off no matter how hard we scrubbed with dish soap. Click below to find out how we got them clean...

After surfing the web for home remedies, we tried the simplest and greenest one we could find: olive oil. When we coated the bottles in a thin layer of olive oil and scrubbed hard, the residue came right off. It took a little elbow grease, but after we'd scrubbed all the sticky stuff off, we washed off the bottles. They're completely clean and label-free.

What are your home remedies for getting rid of label residue?