Homemade Jewelry Cleaner

Jewelry Cleaner. Photo by jonesies


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon dish detergent
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 piece aluminum foil


  1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 or 2 minutes.
  2. Cut a piece of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).
  3. Pour 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.
  4. According 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.”.




Plantar Wart Removal

I have had a plantar wart before. On my heel. When I was a teenager…I remember walking on the ball of my foot one whole summer. It was like having a small rock embedded in my foot. PAINFUL!!!

Fortunately, it’s long gone but this remedy fascinated me. I can’t believe how, again, apple cider vinegar is used as a topical skin remedy.

I’ve posted the link to the full entry below. These pics, while not pretty, are nothing compared to the final stages of removal. I confess, though, that seeing the wart ‘dying’ throughout the process is very satisfying (if it’s weird, it’s me).

Anyway, if you have one try this out and let me know if it works. If I had one, I’d be upstairs doing it right now!

Good luck!!