Hey gorgeous people! I realize I talk a lot on here about thrifting, but I never really talk about once I get the items home. Most thrifted items do not get washed or cleaned before they are put on the floor at thrift stores. This is even true for resell shops like Buffalo Exchange. So obviously, you want to make sure your items are cleaned once they’re home!
I’ve had a few questions on how I care for my used items, so they are clean and fresh when I go to use them! Not going to lie – I’ve found too many gross things in or on the pieces I’ve thrifted to know this is a must when thrifting. Some of these items may not have been cleaned for YEARS, so it’s important to make sure items are properly sanitized before they’re ready to wear.
Today, I’m talking about how I clean my thrifted jewelry. Y’all know how much I love vintage costume jewelry – especially my earrings. I have sensitive ears, so I always give my earrings a nice cleaning before using them as well as any other thrifted pieces of jewelry – but earrings are a must! I’ve created this super simple, quick, and completely natural/organic solution to cleaning my earrings that I’m so excited to share with y’all today!
Something I don’t talk about much on here, but want to start incorporating more on the blog are essential oils. We use them daily in our house, and they’ve replaced SO many of the harmful, chemical-filled cleaning and household products in our home. They can be used to heal wounds, in beauty products, and even in cooking! We use 100% therapeutic-grade essential oils from Young Living, and I absolutely SWEAR by this company. I will literally never use another! So needless to say, this jewelry cleaning product will use some essential oil!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Here’s how you make it:
- Mix baking soda, salt, and essential oil in a bowl
- Add jewelry to bowl
- Pour warm water over jewelry until it covers everything
- Let sit for 5-10 minutes
- Use a toothbrush or cotton pad to scrub jewelry until shiny!
- Rinse jewelry in warm water and let dry
So there you have it! Incredibly simple, and something you could do in 15 minutes while watching TV! You could use it just to clean your own jewelry after it gets a little dingy, or try it out with a vintage pair. Give this all natural jewelry cleaner a try, and let me know what you think, and happy thrifting!
*Not sponsored, I just truly believe in this company, and love their products!