How To Make Homemade Goo Gone: Recycled glass jars can be put to lots of good use around the house for storage. The most challenging part of recycling glass jars can be getting the label completely off with no traces of sticky gunk left behind. In the past I've used a product called Goo Gone for this job & it's always worked well. But guess what? You can make your own Goo Gone by simply combining vegetable oil & baking soda. I tested it out on a couple little glass jars; it really work!