Silverware can turn blackish if exposed to air for a long time. Here are a few recipes which you make at home and use to clean your silverware with. Explore to learn more.

Homemade Silver Polish

Does the beauty of lustrous and glistering silver have a mesmerizing impact on you? It surely does. Silver is an elegant metal which is the favourite of many men and women because of its up-to-the-minute and graceful look. However, this refined metal can lose all its surface and beauty if it gets discoloured. Silver can turn to a blackish colour when exposed to air or few other chemicals constantly. It is a delicate metal which needs utmost care and maintenance in order to sustain its natural finish and beauty. Therefore, you will have to use some silver cleaning polish or mixture to clean the yellowish colour off the shining silver surface of jewellery. You can get silver cleaning polishes from the market, but the harmful chemicals in it might be harmful for your skin and for silver in the long run. There are many homemade recipes for silver polish which are made out of natural ingredients to provide care and damage control to silver items without any side effects. This article provides you with some of the recipes to teach you how to make silver polish and home.

How To Make Homemade Silver Polish

Recipe 1


  • 2 cups whole Milk
  • 5 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • One plastic bowl
  • Combine together whole milk and tartar in the bowl and make a mixture out of it.
  • Place the silver objects you want to clean into the mixture and leave it in the mixture overnight.
  • Wash the objects with cold water the next morning and wipe them with a soft and clean cotton cloth to have shining pieces of silver.

Recipe 2

  • Toothpaste (non gel toothpaste)
  • Soft bristle toothbrush
  • Cotton cloth
  • Take the white coloured toothpaste and apply it all over the silver object you want to clean.
  • Make sure that you cover the entire area of the object. Wait for about 10 minutes and then take the soft bristle toothbrush and scrub the area with the paste gently.
  • After scrubbing the entire area, wash it with cold water and then use a clean and soft cotton cloth to wipe the surface to give it a glistening appearance.

Recipe 3

  • ½ cup Ammonia (non-frothing type)
  • ½ cup liquid vegetable based Soap
  • ½ cup of Liquid Bluing
  • 1 cup of hot Water
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a plastic bottle and secure the bottle tightly with the cap.
  • Shake the bottle well and keep it aside to cool.
  • Once the liquid cools down to the room temperature, shake it again and then apply it over the silver items with the help of a clean soft, lint-free cloth.
  • Rub the cloth with the liquid all over the surface of the items making sure that the entire surface is covered with the polish.
  • Leave it for some time and then wash it with cold water and wipe it with soft cloth.
  • Buff it with lint-free cloth to have shining and glittering silverware.

Recipe 4

  • 1 quart of Water
  • 1 tbsp baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 Glass Pan
  • 1 Aluminium Foil
  • Wash the silver items with plain water in order to remove the dust.
  • Use the aluminium foil to cover up the inside of the glass pan. Place all the silver items in the aluminium covered glass pan and pour water into the pan to cover the silver items.
  • Add baking soda to the water and put the pan over heat. Leave the pan over heat for about an hour.
  • When you see that the silver items cleaning up, take them out of the water and wash with cold water.
  • Wipe the silver items with a soft cloth to have the desired result.

Recipe 5

  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 clean and dry cloth
  • 2 tsp of White Vinegar or Lemon juice
  • Mix together vinegar or lemon juice along with milk in the bowl.
  • Put all the silver items you want to clean in the bowl for about 24 hrs.
  • Rinse the items with cold water and dry and buff them with a clean cloth after 24 hrs to see your silver items shining again.

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