DIY Silver Polish

DIY Silver Polish

If you are like me and you own silver cutlery, silver jewelry, or even antique silver pieces, you want to be sure you are taking proper care of them. Keeping your silver clean is a great way to make sure it lasts and always looks its best. But what is the best product to use? Most store bought silver polishing solutions are full of chemicals and can leave you light headed! Instead, why not try making your own? Take a peek below at how to make your own DIY silver polish that is frugal, natural, and effective.

DIY Natural Silver Cleaner

DIY Silver Polish

Supplies needed:
1 cup of boiling Water
1 tablespoon of Baking Soda
1 tablespoon of Table Salt
½ cup White Vinegar
Large Bowl
Soft cloth

The size bowl you use depends on how much silver you have to polish. The more you have, the larger you may want your bowl to be.

1. Begin by lining the inside of your bowl with the tinfoil. You want the shiny side of the foil to be facing you, not the bowl.

2. Pour the baking soda, salt, and vinegar into the bowl. Stir it gently.

3. Set your silver pieces on top of the mixture.

4. Pour the hot, boiling water into the bowl. BE CAREFUL.

Now, allow the pieces to hang out for awhile. You can gently flip the pieces of silver as they soak. This way all of the sides will get covered. The amount of time you leave the pieces in is up to you and may depend on the amount of tarnish. When they are to the desired cleanliness, remove and rinse. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.

Your silver will shine like new, and the mixture will have done all the work for you. Give this simple silver polish solution a try! It is a great way to make your silver shine for less and without the use of harsh, nose burning chemicals.

Have you ever tried making your own silver cleaner?


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  1. Sandra VanHoey says

    Wow, and I spent years cleaning silver with all the nasty stuff you got that had horrible smells and chemicals. This is awesome!

  2. says

    Great post! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams it starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

  3. JaneEllen says

    Wow this will be great to clean silver things without having to kill myself. I can’t clean even my bathroom any more without having to wear a mask, fumes of any kind of cleaning solutions have me keeling over. Asthma. So glad I found your post. I have lots of little silver bowls, platters etc. that have gotten tarnished quite a bit just from having them out on display. Can hardly wait to give them all a good cleaning. Glad you shared your tips. Happy days

  4. says

    This is by far my favorite way to clean my silver jewelry! It’s simple, easy and free of harsh chemicals. I’ve never added the vinegar before, I ill try that next time! Thanks for the tips :)

  5. ANN*H says

    This is great. thanks so much for the polish recipe. No harsh chemicals and made with all things that we usually have at the house anyhow . Way less costly too – I like that

  6. says

    Robyn, how easy is this?! I’m definitely going to email this over to my BBF across the street. She has a lot of silver and her hubs is bugging her to clean them. Now she’ll know how… to shut him up. hehe!
    So happy you shared this way of cleaning silver with all of us at the Show Stopper this week!


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