How do people clean their earrings? What do you use to clean your earrings?


Posted anonymously, 11th November 2015


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  • I just place the jewellery in the palm of my hand and add dishwashing detergent and rub the jewellery gently and then rinse. Simple and it works.



  • I only ever used to soak them in a diluted mix of disinfectant/ dettol type stuff



  • Foil in a bowl – shiny side up, jewellery in, cover with bicarb then pour boiling water.. Shake it around a bit until bubblea subside then rinse! I give items with stones a light scrub aswell with a soft toothbrush



  • I place some methylated spirits in a small bowl and soak for about 5 minutes and then dry them and either put them back in my ears or put them away. Good luck.



  • I usually just swab them with alcohol before I use them.



  • If I get an ear infection I used the traditional ear disinfectant spray which they sell at chemists which is the one they recommend doe newly pierced ears. it is good for the ear and earrings and I use a cotton wool to clean it .



  • It is sufficient to wash your ears during the shower with a facecloth , so you wipe outside and around the opening . If you have a wax builtup which sometimes can happen , you can by a gentle wax oil called Waxsol and it will dissolve it or syringed out by a doctor.



  • these are good tips and i like the home methods! very natural



  • Usually, I use Jewellery cleaner or if desperate a toothbrush with detergent also I have used toothpaste and rub gently rinse under cool water



  • These are great suggestions.



  • I use the antiseptic that you use when you get your ears pierced.



  • For me I use rubbing alcohol. Its very cheap, can get it in supermarkets and sterilises earings as well as cleans them.just rub a bit on or pour into the cap to soak for a bit. Also great for cleaning toys – it evaporates very quickly and although i prefer pigeon liquid for toy cleaning as its safe and doesnt need washing off and is designed for bubs and kids putting everything in their mouths…….actually Pigeon liquid could be another way for cleaning earrings.



  • thanks for the tips! I will have to try them.



  • mom160421 Thanks! Will give this a good go – like the natural products. :)



  • Place your jewellery in a small bowl, sprinkle bi carb of soda over the jewellery, and then pour a small amount of lemon juice over the bi carb. It will produce a fizzing effect and will clean and bring back the shine to your jewellery. You could also try vinegar if you don’t have lemon juice. Once the fizzing has died down, give the jewellery a gentle rub and then rinse off the jewellery under warm water. Not sure if this works with costume jewellery, and if in doubt just use a little dishwashing liquid instead.


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