You don’t have to buy all kinds of silver jewelry cleaning solutions or go to a jeweler every time you want to get rid of dirt. You can use without any natural product that you have on hand in your home, such as baking soda, garlic peels, potatoes, vinegar, citrus or ammonia.
How to clean silver with lemon / vinegar: you need a bowl with fresh lemon juice then put your jewelry in it. Leave it there for half an hour then rinse them with warm water. Wipe them with a cotton towel or with a microfibre cloth.
How to clean silver with ammonia: you need an ammonia solution with a concentration of 10%. Soak the silver in this solution and leave it for 10 minutes, wash it well with clean water then dry it and rub it with a soft towel.
How to clean silver with potato broth: boil a few potatoes (peeled) in water and after the water has cooled down, soak the silver objects for 5 minutes. Then wipe them with a soft towel so that no broth potatoes traces remain.
How to clean silver with baking soda
First method: cover the bottom of a bowl with an aluminum foil, put the silver and cover it completely with baking soda. Pour boiling water over them to cover the silvery. You will notice a chemical process. What is actually happening? During the reaction, the sulfur atoms (which make silver black) are transferred from silver to aluminum and baking soda works as a catalyst. You can turn objects on all sides with a fork to clean better. After a few minutes take them out with a fork not burn your hands and rinse them under running warm water.
Second method: if you have silver jewelry with exquisite stones or weathered, the best solution is to clean them with a damp cloth dipped in baking soda and rub up until it regains the original color. The baking soda granules are abrasive and removes oxidation layer as the friction takes place.
How to clean silver with garlic peels: Put the garlic peels in pot of water. Put the pot on the stove and turn the on medium heat. Soak the silver in it and let them boil until you notice that silver regains its color.
How to clean the silver with toothpaste: wet the silver object then rub it with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. The impurities will disappear and the silver object will be smooth and shiny.
How to clean silver with hydrogen peroxide and alcohol: Prepare a solution of alcohol and hydrogen peroxide in equal proportions, and soak silver jewelry or other objects. Take them off after 20 minutes, wash them with clean water and wipe them with a paper towel.