Best Way To Clean Your Jewelry Without Harmful Chemicals – Cristy Cali

Best Way To Clean Your Jewelry Without Harmful Chemicals

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Although I include one complimentary Cristy Cali purple polishing cloth on every order $100+ one of the most common questions I am asked is how to clean & care for fine jewelry. This is a very quick and easy way to remove tarnishing.  

However, if you are looking for a deeper clean, and even disinfectant, this is how I advise you clean your jewelry safely, without any harmful chemicals that could potentially cause more harm and damage to you and your jewelry. This method is safe on gemstones* and will not remove any oxidation (dark accents) that is part of your jewelry's design. 

Here, I also show you a customer's 3-year old hand-painted enamel Street Tile Charms through this process to show you the before & after! 

 *According to The Gemological Institute of America, the only way to safely clean opals is with warm, soapy water. Please be mindful and consider using natural soaps. 

 

Products You'll Need

  1. Thieves Household Cleaner by Young Living (I offer 30 ml sample packets for $3.50)
  2. Organic Baking Soda (optional for additional shine)
  3. Clean toothbrush or dish sponge 

 

Step-By-Step Guide

  1. Pour a bottle-cap size amount into a small bowl
  2. Add 1 cup of warm water
  3. Place your jewelry in the bowl and soak for 20 minutes
  4. Rinse in warm water
  5. (Optional) Mix 3 1/2 tbs of organic baking soda with 2 tbs of warm water to create a thick paste
  6. Dip a toothbrush or clean dish sponge into the paste and rub onto the jewelry
  7. Scrub diligently for several minutes.
    In the example of this customer's yellowing Street Tile Charms with 3 layers of dirt, I scrubbed each letter for at least 15 minutes. And it paid off!
  8. Rise with warm water and dry thoroughly

 

Leave A Comment 👇

Feel free to ask questions to leave a comment below! We'd love to hear or see how well this non-toxic method worked for you!

 

 

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