Did you know that cleaning silver with baking soda is a natural alternative to commercial silver cleaners and polishes?
In fact, using baking soda to clean silver is one of the oldest uses of baking soda there is.
This is how you do it:
Simply combine 1 1/2 cups of baking soda with 1/2 cup water, in a bowl, to make a paste.
Dip a clean soft cloth, such as a microfiber cloth or 100% cotton flannel, into the paste and then rub the baking soda paste onto the silver, rubbing in a circular motion where possible, and a lengthwise motion for the handles of any flatware.
Hint: If you have lots of detailed work in your silver you are cleaning you can also dip an old (soft) toothbrush into the paste and use this to gently rub the paste onto the silver. (Be very careful not to scatch your silver though when using a brush, since silver is very soft.)
After you have covered the silver with the baking soda paste rinse it thoroughly to remove all the paste, and then dry thoroughly.
Drying thoroughly is an important last step because you don't want your silver to tarnish again from too much moisture.
Make sure to read this article on how to polish silver, for more details on making sure you do the polishing process effectively, but also without causing harm to your silver.
Here is another homemade silver cleaner recipe from Stain Removal 101, which uses cream of tartar and a chemical reaction to make a magnet to remove tarnish.
In addition, you can share your own silver cleaner homemade recipes here.
Finally, do you have another ingenious use for baking soda? If so, you can share your baking soda uses here, or read even more tips and ideas that have already been submitted for using this natural cleaner and deodorizer.
Photo by Le Petit Poulailler
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