DIY Jewelry Cleaner


I believe I have tried every kind of jewelry cleaner out there…both commercial and homemade.  Both seem to be filled with chemicals and since I am ultra sensitive I set out to find a better way.  Could I actually make a jewelry cleaner that had the same chemical makeup, was non-allergic, green and frugal?

I started by looking at the ingredients of both homemade and commercial jewelry cleaners.  Then I tried to find natural ingredients that would accomplish the same thing.

It turned out to be so SIMPLE!  I actually laughed!  Only two ingredients and a Q-tip!




1 cup vinegar

1/2 cup baking soda

glass bowl




  1. Put the baking soda and vinegar in a bowl.  The bowl should be medium size as the two ingredients together form a chemical reaction and foam.
  2. Add your jewelry, gently stir with a wooden spoon and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Dip a Q-tip in the vinegar and baking soda and rub any stubborn spots.  (I have never had to do this step, except when I had spray paint on my wedding rings and it came right off!)
  4. Rinse your jewelry with water and pat dry.


*I have only used this cleaner on platinum, gold and silver jewelry.  I have not tried it on custom jewelry so proceed carefully.



What do you use to clean your jewelry?




About The Author

Janelle Esker

Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.

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