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Homemade Jewelry Cleaner Recipe

Updated on November 14, 2015

If you have an entire armoire of tarnished jewelry, and just cannot find the time to clean it, think again! There is no need to drop your precious metals off at a jeweler for professional cleaning, nor do you need to go out and buy a chemical cleaner designed for jewelry!

If you are anything like us, you are health conscious which means you are very wary about using chemicals on anything, whether it be cleaning the bathroom, or even the lotion you rub on your skin! Jewelry cleaner is no different, and totally possible to make without the use of harsh chemicals.

Using homemade products is important as you know exactly what ingredients you are using; there is nothing involved that you cannot pronounce, and nothing that causes question about health concerns.

Natural Jewelry Cleaner

This all-natural, homemade jewelry cleaner is easy, safe, and best of all, made from things around anyone’s home!

Since it does involve the use of boiling water, it is not recommended for use on any jewelry that contain stones, as some stones, such as diamonds, can crack when placed in extreme heat.

Precious metals have been safely cleaned to sparkling perfection using this homemade jewelry cleaner.

Homemade Jewelry Cleaner Recipe

Involving just 4 ingredients, it really doesn’t get much easier than this:

  • 1 cup of boiling water

  • ½ cup of vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda

  • 1 tablespoon of salt

  • Foil

  • 1 baking pan

The ingredients are simple, and so is the process!


Directions for Application

Step one: Line baking pan with foil, with the shiny side facing up.

Step two: Lay jewelry down, spaced out enough so none of it is touching. Try to lay everything flat.

Step three: Mix the boiling water with the salt and baking soda, then pour into baking pan.

Step four: Slowly add the vinegar to the pan; it will fizz as this is a chemical reaction between the baking soda and vinegar. This bubbling action helps to clean the jewelry!

Step five: Let the jewelry soak for 5-10 minutes.

Step six: Rinse the now sparkly jewelry and set on a towel to dry!


Jewelry Cleaning Tips

Rinse & Repeat

We recommend doing a few rounds of cleaning if you have a lot of jewelry to be cleaned. If your jewelry is touching a lot in the pan, this is a good sign that you might need a round two. The less the jewelry is touching, the easier it is for the bubbles to work their magic on your metal!

Avoid Scrubbing

Scrubbing around gemstones can loosen the prongs grip on the stones themselves, so it's best to avoid scrubbing gemstone jewelry. The best part about this homemade jewelry cleaner for your precious metals is that it takes literally no effort on your part. You don’t need to scrub as the mixture does all of the scrubbing for you. You just mix everything together and walk away for a few minutes!

Save Time & Money

So for those who say you don’t have time to clean your jewelry, think about how much more time you will spend driving to the store to pick up cleaner to do it yourself anyway, or how much more time it takes to drop your jewelry off at a jewelry store, wait, then make the drive again to go pick it up. Not to mention, the use of gas and wear and tear on your car.

The beauty of this homemade jewelry cleaner is that it allows you to leave it, get other stuff done during the short wait, rinse and forget! It really doesn't get much easier than that.

How to Clean Your Jewelry at Home

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