DIY Home and Beauty Remedies
Homemade Jewelry Cleaner
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon dish detergent
- 1 cup water
- 1 piece aluminum foil
- Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
- 2Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
- 3Pour hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda, and dishwashing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on top of foil and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely with soft cloth. Discard solution after use and make a new batch next time.
- 4According to wire-sculpture.com, "this works well for gold-filled, brass, german (nickel) silver, and sterling silver. I have even cleaned jewelry with freshwater pearls, shell cameos and mother of pearl with no problem."
Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/jewelry-cleaner-180133#ixzz1tBYx5A8n
Another method that I haven't tried is:
Alka Seltzer Jewelry Cleaner
- 1 packet (2 tablets) of regular Alka Seltzer (not flavored, and not alka Seltzer Cold Plus)
- 1 glass
- 6oz. water
Pour water in glass, and drop the tablets into it. Drop jewelry in the same time as the tablets are fizzing. Leave the jewelry in the solution for 5-10 minutes after the tablets have completely dissolved.
Remove jewelry and wipe clean with a dry cotton cloth. Done!
Clean Hood Filters
- 1Fill a large heat-resistant vessel, like a pot or flat rimmed baking sheet with baking soda. I would suggest like a aluminum pan. Add enough water to fill without spilling over. Place in the hood filter and turn up the heat to a slow simmer.
- 2This takes about 5-10 minutes. Since I placed mine flat in a rimmed baking sheet, I was able to assist the removal of build up with a toothbrush. I, also, with tongs flipped the filter over. The water will foam, raising the residue to the top. Rinse thoroughly.
- 3Repeat with remaining filters.