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Natural ingredients (including beer!) you can use to clean silver jewellery

No need to send your silver necklace and trinkets to the shops. You can clean them with ingredients from your own kitchen! It's not only environmentally-friendly, it will save you money too. Cleaning company Helpling shares with us the top five ingredients to use.

LEMONS

This clever fruit has multiple uses. Not only is it great in salads, warm tea and a G&T –-  this little gem cleans your jewellery too! In other words, you can never have enough lemons in your fruit bowl.

To use, simply add a few drops of lemon juice to 1/2 cup of water. With the help of a toothbrush, dip it into the juice and start scrubbing away the dull parts of your jewellery to unveil a shiny new looking piece of silver.

BAKING SODA

To get started, mix a 1/4 cup of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of water. With a piece of cloth, dip it in the solution and rub gently against the silverware. Once you have gone over all the oxidised areas, run it over cold water and gently rinse off the solution.

Then, with the help of a piece of kitchen paper, use it to pat the jewellery dry.

BEER

Not only reserved for Friday afternoon drinks, beer can also work wonders for your lack-lustre jewellery too.To use it, fill a glass with beer and drop your silver jewellery into the glass, leaving it there overnight.

The next day, simply remove the jewellery out of the glass and give it a rinse under tap water.

TOOTHPASTE

With a little help of a used toothbrush, a little toothpaste and some scrubbing, your jewellery can achieve it’s full shine again. To remove any residual toothpaste, simply run a slightly wet cloth over the silver piece.

WHITE VINEGAR

Fill a cup with a half water half vinegar solution and mix well. Pop your silverware into the solution and let them soak for a couple of hours.

Remove your items from the cup and run them under tap water to rinse off. Then pat dry with a little kitchen paper.

This article was written by Helpling. 

About Helpling:

Helpling is the leading online marketplace for home services outside the US. On the website or via app, customers can book a vetted and insured cleaner and gain back free time within a couple of clicks. For cleaners, the innovative online service makes it easier than ever to access new clients and to manage when and where they want to work. Helpling offers its services in 9 countries, throughout 3 continents.

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