I know we are all looking to save a penny where we can. This neat little recipe for homemade jewelry cleaner will help with that! I bet you can find all of the ingredients already in your kitchen.
You will need:
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish detergent
1 cup water
1 piece aluminum foil
1 – Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
2 – Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
3 – Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dish washing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.
This works well for gold-filled, brass, German (nickel) silver, sterling silver, freshwater pearls, shell cameos, and mother of pearl. The solution is safe for you and the environment, but extended exposure can dry out your hands.