- A dish or bowl
- Aluminum foil
- Boiling water
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda for each cup of water
- Line the bottom of a dish or bowl with aluminum foil.
- Bring water to a roaring boil (it should be enough to fill that bowl or dish).
- Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda per cup of water. Expect that the solution may bubble and froth a bit.
- Place the piece of silver jewelry in the dish, making sure it's touching the aluminum foil. This is essential for the chemical reaction to occur.
- Pour the solution of baking soda and boiling water into dish.
- Let sit for two to 10 minutes, depending on the level of tarnish.
- Allow it to dry ... and be amazed!
If you're in shock and wondering how it works, here's the deal: It's actually reversing the chemical reaction that made your silver tarnish in the first place.
*I just heat up enough water in a microwave safe cup and pour it over a tinfoil ‘tray’ shiny side up formed around my pendant or chain that I had liberally sprinkled baking soda over to cover the piece on my counter. SO EASY! It also cleans the oil from your skin off the sea glass and it looks ‘frosted’ as found in the sun or after it has dried from the ocean. It will get that deeper color as you wear it over time.
Keep sterling jewelry sealed in a bag so it remains tarnish free when you are not wearing it.