DIY Natural Jewelry Cleaner Recipe

Here's a recipe for an all natural jewelry cleanerIf your bling is looking a little blah, it might just need a good cleaning. But jewelry cleaners can be costly and may contain ingredients that you don't want near your skin and might even damage your jewelry in the long run.

Most commercial jewelry cleaning products include strong alkaline ingredients such as sodium metasilicate or ammonium hydroxide, surfectants, and drying components such as butoxyethanol or isopropyl alcohol. 

DIY Jewelry Cleaning

Whichever type of jewellery you own, gentle cleaning and maintenance is necessary to keep its shine. Air and water oxidize metals and can make them dull.

Make your own all natural jewelry cleaner

Here is a basic recipe for jewelry cleaner made with ingredients you already have at home. It can be used to clean most metals, including stainless steel, silver, gold, nickel and platinum, and for stones, too, including diamonds. It isn't recommended for pearls. Prepare it in a glass container about the size of a small baby food jar. The solution can be used repeatedly, so seal the jar tightly after use and store it until next time. Make sure to label the jar before putting it away.

You'll need:

1 tsp dishwashing detergent (made with all natural ingredients and phosphate-free, of course)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup warm water

Combine all the ingredients in a glass jar and stir until well mixed.

Make your own jewelry cleaner with ingredients you have at home

Soak your jewelry in the solution for up to thirty minutes. Remove the items from the solution, and using soft toothbrush or small bristeled brush, gently brush around stones and in crevices. Rinse jewelry well with fresh water and pat to dry with a clean, dry cloth.

Your jewelry will sparkle with this recipe for a natural cleaner

Now sit back and admire how your chains, bracelets, and rings shine and your diamonds sparkle.


Photos: Lisa Tsakos

By Andrea Donsky| January 21, 2013
Categories:  Live
Keywords:  Cleaning GreenLive

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