How to Make Homemade Silver Jewelry Cleaner


Silver jewelry can become dull and tarnished due to a chemical reaction with substances in the air that contain sulfur. To help prevent tarnishing, store each piece of your silver jewelry individually in a cotton jewelry bag. Store the jewelry bags in a dry location, away from sunlight. If your silver jewelry gets tarnished, you can restore its shine economically with a homemade silver jewelry cleaner.

How to Make Homemade Silver Jewelry Cleaner
(Artem Kononenko/Demand Media)

Things You'll Need

  • Glass bowl or jar
  • Aluminum foil
  • 1 cup hot water (not boiling)
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. dish liquid
  • Plastic spoon
  • Cool water for rinsing
  • Clean towel
Step 1

Press the piece of aluminum foil, shiny side up, onto the inside of the bowl or jar.

Artem Kononenko/Demand Media
Step 2

Pour hot water into the bowl or jar.

Artem Kononenko/Demand Media
Step 3

Add the salt, baking soda and dish liquid to the water, and stir lightly.

Artem Kononenko/Demand Media
Step 4

Place the silver jewelry into the cleaning mixture, and allow it to sit for five to 10 minutes.

Artem Kononenko/Demand Media
Step 5

Remove the silver jewelry from the bowl or jar with a plastic spoon, and thoroughly rinse it with cool tap water.

Artem Kononenko/Demand Media
Step 6

Dry the silver jewelry completely with a clean towel.

Artem Kononenko/Demand Media

Related Searches

Tips & Warnings

  • People with sensitive skin should wear rubber or plastic gloves to avoid contact with the homemade silver jewelry cleaner.


Promoted By Zergnet



Related Searches

Check It Out

This Is the Beauty Routine of an Ex-Pat in China

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!