HOW TO CLEAN JEWELRY WITH BAKING SODA

Baking soda is a household staple with many uses, from cooking to cleaning. It's also great for cleaning jewelry! 


Here's how to clean jewelry with baking soda:



METHOD ONE: HOW TO CLEAN JEWELRY WITH BAKING SODA



Baking soda is a gentle cleanser that can be used on gold, silver, faux gold, and silver-plated jewelry.


INGREDIENTS:

1 Tablespoon Baking Soda

A Cup of Water


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Make a paste of baking soda and water.

2. Apply the paste to your jewelry and let it sit for a few minutes.

3. Rinse your jewelry clean with running water.

4. Buff your jewelry dry with a soft, cotton cloth.




METHOD TWO: HOW TO CLEAN JEWELRY WITH BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR



Please note that vinegar can not be used on every type of jewelry. It should not be used on pearls or soft stones like opal or emerald.


INGREDIENTS:

1 Tablespoon Baking Soda

1 Tablespoon Vinegar

A Cup of Water

Soft, Cotton Cloth


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Make a paste of baking soda, water, and vinegar.

2. Apply the paste to your jewelry and let it sit for a few minutes.

3. Rinse your jewelry clean with running water.

4. Buff your jewelry dry with a soft, cotton cloth.



METHOD THREE: HOW TO CLEAN SILVER JEWELRY WITH BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR



Please be aware that vinegar can not be used on all types of jewelry. It should never be applied to pearls or soft stones like opal or emerald.


INGREDIENTS:

1 Tablespoon Baking Soda

1 Tablespoon White Vinegar

A Cup of Water

Soft, Cotton Cloth


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Make a paste of baking soda, water, and white vinegar.

2. Apply the paste to your jewelry and let it sit for a few minutes.

3. Rinse your jewelry clean with running water.

4. Buff your jewelry dry with a soft, cotton cloth.



METHOD FOUR: HOW TO CLEAN GOLD JEWELRY WITH BAKING SODA 

AND FOIL



INGREDIENTS:

1 Tablespoon Baking Soda

Hot Water

Medium-Sized Bowl

Aluminum Foil

Soft, Cotton Cloth


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Lines a medium-sized bowl with aluminum foil.
  2. Boil water and pour the hot water into the medium-sized lined bowl.
  3. Mix equal amounts of baking soda and then apply it to the hot water.
  4. Submerge your jewelry in the solution for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Rinse your jewelry clean with running water.
  6. Buff your jewelry dry with a soft, cotton cloth.



METHOD FIVE: HOW TO CLEAN JEWELRY WITH BAKING SODA AND SALT



Cleaning silver jewelry with baking soda and salt is a great way to get rid of tarnish. Baking soda is a mild abrasive, which means it can help to remove surface dirt and grime. Likewise, salt is abrasive, so it assists in the removal of dirt and grime.


The chemicals in the solution cause a chemical reaction that polishes and cleanses sterling silver jewelry and other silver-based jewelry. It's not advised for gold, gemstones, costume jewelry, or other low-cost metals that aren't silver-based, so double-check your materials.


INGREDIENTS:

1 Tablespoon Baking Soda

1 Tablespoon Salt

Hot Water

Medium-Sized Bowl

Aluminum Foil

Soft, Cotton Cloth


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Lines a medium-sized bowl with aluminum foil.
  2. Boil water and pour the hot water into the medium-sized lined bowl.
  3. Mix equal amounts of baking soda & salt and then apply it to the hot water.
  4. Submerge your jewelry in the solution for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Rinse your jewelry clean with running water.
  6. Buff your jewelry dry with a soft, cotton cloth.



WRAPPING UP



There you have it! Five easy methods for cleaning your jewelry with baking soda. So the next time your jewelry could use a little TLC, reach for the baking soda and give it a try!