Silver polish without the chemicals

Spring cleaning – isn’t it addictive!

If you are anything like me, then you will clean right down to the silverware! I remember the smell of Silvo at Christmas  in preparation for the midday feast, the table was always set with the finest silver on a lace table cloth. Oh the memories.

That polish really had a potent smell, although granted it did the trick.

Today I wanted to share with you an amazing way to clean your silver without the nasty chemicals – full credit goes to my lovely house mate for sharing this life changing method!

What you will need

  • Baking Soda
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Saucepan
  • Kitchen tongs
  • Water



  1. Place enough Aluminium foil in the saucepan to cover the bottom and the sides
  2. Bring enough water to the boil that will cover your item
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  4. Place your tainted silver items in the boiling water*
  5. Remove item/s with tongs




Satisfaction ratings will be at an all time high when you see these results!

*I would not recommend trying this technique on items that have stones or gems fixed with glue.


DIY silver polish

This image above shows how instant this method works!

Don’t you just love this silver jug I picked up on my recent trip to London. I absolutely love getting the chance to charity shop when I visit. There are so many english gems to be found.

I knew this jug required some love and now that the tarnish has been removed it looks brand new!


silver jug make use not more

For an extra gleaming result you can use everyday toothpaste and a clean cloth!

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