Save on spray cleaner!

I used to buy LOTS of these, seemed like every week:


And this about once every couple of months:


Then I figured out that about 3/4 cup of THIS, topped up with water, made plenty of that!

I haven’t bought another spray bottle in months. Saving money and the environment. Gotta love that!


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, “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.”.