My steam cleaner came with a bunch of these amazing tablets that you dissolve in water with your jewelry to clean it, but I ran out of them. So, I needed a new quick cleaning solution! I could've just picked up some jewelry cleaner at the store, but instead I decided to try the homemade method. I'm so glad I did because it worked really well!
Here's what you need ("recipe" found here):
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dish soap
1 cup water
Here's what you do:
First, gather your ingredients:
(baking soda, dish soap, salt)
Next, fill a measuring cup with 1 cup of water and microwave it for about 2 minutes (until it starts to bubble).
Then, add the salt, baking soda, and dish detergent to the water. It'll get all fizzy and stuff.
(This is just what my jewelry cleaning tablets looked like when I dropped them in the water!)
Then, just drop in your jewelry and wait for 10 minutes or so.
Hello, Aggie Ring!
Hello, Engagement Ring and Wedding Band!
Next, rinse your jewlery in cold water (being careful to plug drains!) and dry it completely.
Enjoy your pretty, shiny jewlery!
This is so easy to do really quickly, and it's so much less expensive than buying ring cleaner! Plus, the chemicals on some jewelry cleaners can be bad for your jewelry over time. I think I just might start cleaning my rings more often now. I mean, this is so easy that I could just do it while making dinner!
What's your favorite jewelry cleaning method? Do you wait WAY too long to clean yours like I do? Do you get distracted in church on Sunday watching your just-cleaned ring sparkle under the fancy bright church lights? Because I do. We've been married almost two years, but I still love to just look at them sparkle. :)