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Tin foil, salt, baking soda and vinegar

CAN indeed clean your silver jewelry.

Now I’m not a huge jewelry wearer, and my poor neglected silver jewelry shows it.

While browsing the web for home remedy cleaners, I stumbled up the concoction.

I felt like a certified mad scientist.

Tin foil? Check
Vinegar? Check
Salt? Check
Baking soda? Check

It was uncommonly cool! I took a sheet of tin foil in a pan and added very hot water and the various other ingredients, I stirred the water and dropped the jewelry in, making sure it had full contact with the tin foil.


And no messy chemicals!

It is so very easy to amuse myself.



Sounds tres cool!

But then, i too am easily amused.

super clever!

Thanks for sharing this, I’ve tried other people’s suggestions such as toothpaste and bananas (?) to clean silver jewelry, but your experiment sounds pretty good, I’ll try that tomorrow! :)


Let me know how it goes!
Just remember to leave it in there for awhile. And when you take it out you still will need to sort-of buff it with a clean cloth.

I just adore cleaning silver stuff without the chemicals…

(And not having to use bananas…)

Have fun!

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