How to Cleaning Jewelry Naturally & Silverware Too!

Under the influence of oxidation, silver turns black and completely loses its luster. For fans of eco-cleaning techniques, here are 10 natural solutions that bring back the lustrous sheen of your silver stuff.

Lemon: a magic remedy
Lemon is one of the most important products in the home. For satisfactory results, soak a toothbrush in lemon juice and then rub it vigorously. Leave to stand for a few moments and then move on to rinsing. Let it dry. This gentle technique allows you to clean silver pieces covered with gem or precious stones.

Baking soda: basic
Like lemon, baking soda works wonders. Pour a little powder on your silverware, wet a toothbrush and then wash it. Scrub things gently and then rinse. If this method doesn't work, try this other trick: Boil some water, pour in a few sprinkles of baking soda, and dip your silverware in for a few moments. You will be amazed at the result. But be careful, since this is a rather aggressive process, avoid using it on jewelry with stones.

White vinegar for environmental cleaning
White vinegar is at the forefront of natural products that act as a weed remover, degreaser, cleaner, and more. To get silver jewelry free of all inclusions, it is enough to soak it for a good two hours in the liquid. Once this is done, rinse it off and allow it to dry.

The toothpaste trick is definitely one of the most used tricks to naturally clean silver stuff. Put a small amount of the product on the used toothbrush and then scrub. Do this gently to avoid scratching the jewelry. Then rinse with cold water, making sure all traces of the product are removed properly. Finish by wiping with chamois, preferably.

Ash: Grandma's Cure
Are you lucky enough to own a fireplace? This is great because you can collect ashes to clean your silverware. All you have to do is clean things with it and then rinse. Always use chamois leather for wiping.

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Mix a little water with 2 tablespoons of Meudon blanc. Use a piece of paper to rub silverware into a paste. All you have to do is make your silverware shine.

soapy water
Silly tip: just use soapy water. Clean your jewelry the classic way. You can also use dish soap for added efficiency.

Why didn't we think about it sooner? Boil the potatoes. Then filter to hold only the cooking water. All you have to do is soak the silverware in this liquid, preferably overnight.

Salt water: it's that easy
Pour a large amount of coarse salt into a saucepan. Then take some aluminum foil and wrap all the silver items in it. Submerge them in the pot and boil them. After five minutes, remove everything and continue rinsing.

There are actually a lot of unusual products that can be used to naturally cleanse silver. Beer is a good example. For this trick, let it soak overnight and move on to buffing and rinsing the next day.