Simply Nahala

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

How To Clean Silver Naturally

I have my jewelry hanging in my closet on the wall and just noticed that all of my silver jewelry is tarnished and black. Yuck!  Anyways, thought I would post a blog about cleaning silver naturally :)

There are ways to clean silver safely and effectively without resorting to commercial cleaners that contain harsh chemicals.  You will need a glass container, aluminum, baking soda, boiling water, and a soft cloth. 

Bring a large pot of water to a boil while you prepare the rest of the items. 

Place a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of the glass container, and place your silver items on top. 

Sprinkle baking soda over the tarnished items and then immerse in boiling water.  It will foam and bubble, and you will notice a sulfuric or rotten egg smell. 

The chemical reaction will remove the tarnish from the silver as the tarnish becomes attracted to the aluminum foil.  Keep sprinkling more baking soda over the items until your silver is shiny and clean.

Once the tarnish is gone, wash the silver with gentle soap and water.  If there are some areas of tarnish left, they should come off when rubbed gently with a soft cloth. 





Happy Cleaning!

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