How to Make Aluminum Jewelry Cleaner

by April Ort

Aluminum jewelry can gather dirt and residue from body oils over extended periods of time. Many commercial jewelry cleaners contain harsh chemicals which can be expensive as well as hazardous to your health. A simple method is available to effectively clean aluminum jewelry with some inexpensive and common household ingredients. Implement this technique to safely and sufficiently clean your aluminum jewelry.

Items you will need

  • Sauce pan
  • Water
  • Small bowl
  • Aluminum foil
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. liquid dish detergent
Step 1

Heat 1 cup of water in a small sauce pan.

Step 2

Cut a piece of aluminum foil equal to the diameter of the bottom of a small bowl.

Step 3

Place the aluminum foil into the bottom of the small bowl.

Step 4

Pour the heated water into the bowl.

Step 5

Add 1 tbsp. salt, 1 tbsp. baking soda and 1 tbsp. liquid dish detergent to the bowl of water.

Step 6

Place aluminum jewelry into the bowl and allow to set for ten to 15 minutes.

Step 7

Remove the jewelry from the bowl and rinse in cool water. Thoroughly dry with a microfiber cloth.

Step 8

Dispose of the excess cleaning solution and aluminum foil and wash the bowl.

Tips

  • This recipe can also be used for brass, nickel, silver, gold-filled and sterling silver jewelry.

About the Author

April Ort began writing in 2007. he has more than 15 years experience in the financial industry, has held a travel agent license and has interviewed a variety of celebrities. Ort is currently working in the health-care industry as an operational trainer and completing her Bachelor of Science in communications with a focus on journalism.