First, here's the story behind this ...
Now, .. here's the recipe and what i did....
I looked up a few different recipes, and I decided to combine a few ingredients…
This is very similar to many that are out there.
* 1 cap of Thieves Household Cleaner
* 1 teaspoon Witchhazel
* 1 teaspoon Bicarb Soda
* 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
These are my results –
I had charms I collected when I visited the UK approx. 15 or so years ago, that today were very tarnished.
You will see from the images.
When I pulled them out from their many little packages –
Some are more tarnished than others, particularly the celtic earrings, the bag pipes and the tower bridge. Even the Hawaii Lady’s Legs, Stone Henge and Robin Hood had some tarnish discolouration.
Then I let them soak for about 5 or so minutes, shaking the container every now and again to see if I could see any difference.
Then I put them back in because they still had a fair ways to go.
This is around about half an hour of being left in, and being scrubbed with an old toothbrush. I thought they could do with an overnight soak, considering they had been sitting in their little packages for so long. I was surprised because the Stone Henge and Robin Hood got a lot off, while the others really needed a longer go.
The water was very discoloured by the morning after giving it another shake, and they did improve again, but the bagpipes, tower of London and st Pauls cathedral would have needed longer again, and also the top of the earrings.
I don’t think the photo does it much justice to be honest, although I can definitely say they have dramatically improved from when I pulled them out of their packages.
To get the Thieves Household Cleaner, you should find it on this page: