Tired of toxic chemicals around the house? Here’s a completely non-toxic, homemade jewelry cleaner that’s tough on dirt and grime, but easy on your jewelry.
Ever had an inexpensive necklace or bracelet turn your skin green? Well I have and when I heard about a similar recipe online that was using bleach detergent, I decided to try a recipe with basic dawn detergent. It worked beautifully, as you can see from the images below. You’ll notice this recipe calls for “Hot Water”, in just about any recipe that calls for hot or very hot water, I simply run water through my coffee pot. It saves me the trouble of heating in on the stove or microwave. You can heat your water however you prefer, it obviously won’t change the outcome of the recipe.
1 Tbs Salt
1 Tbs Baking Soda
1 Tbs Dawn Dish Detergent
1 C. Very Hot Water
1 small piece of aluminum foil
1 small bowl
Line the bottom of a bowl with a small piece of aluminum foil. Pour hot water onto the aluminum foil.
Measure the baking soda, salt and dish detergent directly into the hot water.
Immediately plunge the jewelry that you wish to clean. Allow it to soak for about 10 minutes.
Rinse under cool running water and then dry it thoroughly with a soft dry cloth.
Do Not reuse the solutions. It will not harm your plumbing to dump it down the drain.