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"Easy and Safe" Ways to Clean Earrings – Helios Global

"Easy and Safe" Ways to Clean Earrings

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Properly cleaning earrings is an essential part of maintaining ear hygiene, preventing infections and protecting your health. However, proper and efficient cleaning of earrings at home is something that few people know. So let's explore with Helios Global how to keep your earrings clean!

I. Precautions before cleaning earrings

Earrings are popular jewelry items. However, improper quality or inadequate cleaning of earrings can lead to infections, especially when newly pierced.

1. Precautions before cleaning earrings
Therefore, to clean and ensure the good quality of your earrings, you need to pay attention to the following:

  • Earring material: Check your earrings are made of silver, gold, metal, plastic, etc., to choose a safe and suitable disinfectant.
  • Use specialized cleaning solutions: Soak or clean your earrings with specialized cleaning solutions such as rubbing alcohol, saline solution, or hydrogen peroxide.
  • For newly pierced ears: Use a saline solution to clean your earrings.
  • Pay attention to cleaning the part that goes through your ear.
  • Store your earrings in dry, clean, and well-ventilated places to prevent bacterial contamination.
  • You should spend at least every 2 weeks cleaning your earrings.

2. Precautions when cleaning newly pierced earrings
Here are 3 steps to clean newly pierced earrings without removing them:

  • Step 1: Wash your hands and sanitize them before cleaning your earrings.
  • Step 2: Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in about 300ml of warm water.
  • Step 3: Use a soft, clean cloth or towel, dip it into the saline solution, and gently clean the area around the earring hole.

II. How to clean earrings

Currently, earrings are made from various materials such as platinum, gold, silver, metal, and plastic. Therefore, there are specific cleaning solutions for each material. However, there are generally three methods for effectively cleaning earrings: quick cleaning, thorough cleaning, and cleaning without removing the earrings.


  • For earrings with gemstones: Before using any cleaning solution, it is important to read and follow the instructions to avoid damaging the gemstones.
  • Pearl earrings are prone to damage if exposed to rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or excessively hot water. Therefore, for cleaning pearl earrings, simply use a soft cloth to gently wipe the remaining parts without touching the pearls.
  • Always wash your hands and sanitize them before cleaning earrings.

Here are some methods you can apply to clean your earrings:

1. Quick Cleaning Method for Earrings
Applicable for: Thin earring designs or when you need a quick and convenient cleaning.

  • Step 1: Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide onto a clean cotton pad or a clean cloth.
  • Step 2: Gently wipe the earrings, focusing on the areas that come into contact with your earlobe.
  • Step 3: Finally, rinse the earrings with clean water and use a clean, soft cloth to gently dry them.

Note: This quick cleaning method is suitable for regular maintenance and removing surface dirt. For a more thorough cleaning, it is recommended to follow the appropriate cleaning instructions based on the specific material and design of your earrings.

2. Thorough Cleaning Method for Earrings
Applicable for: Regular cleaning (monthly or quarterly), when you have dedicated time for thorough cleaning and achieving a polished look.

Cleaning with Alcohol or Hydrogen Peroxide:

  • Step 1: Pour a small amount of 90% isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide into a small glass or container. Place the earrings into the solution and let them soak for about 10 minutes.
  • Step 2: Use a clean cloth to wipe the earrings, ensuring to clean all surfaces. Rinse the earrings with clean water. Then, store them in a clean and well-ventilated area.

Alternatively, you can clean earrings using heat:

  • Step 1: Boil some water and pour it into a heat-resistant bowl.
  • Step 2: Place the earrings in the bowl and let them soak for about 20 minutes to kill bacteria.
  • Step 3: Use tweezers to remove the earrings from the bowl, and gently pat them dry with a clean, soft cloth. Store them in a cool, clean area.
3. Cleaning Earrings Without Removing Them from the Earlobe
Applicable for: Cases where the earrings are newly pierced, the piercing area is sensitive or not fully healed, and you need to clean the earrings without taking them out of the earlobe.
  • Step 1: Wash your hands thoroughly before starting the cleaning process.
  • Step 2: Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in warm water.
  • Step 3: Finally, use a clean cloth soaked in the saltwater solution to gently clean the earrings and the surrounding area of the earlobe.

By following these easy and safe cleaning techniques, you can maintain clean and hygienic earrings while keeping your ear health in check. Regular cleaning will help prevent potential infections and ensure that your earrings remain beautiful and safe to wear.

At Helios Global, we have an amazing range of earrings to choose from, whether you are shopping for a special occasion, or an everyday staple, we will have something to suit all your needs.


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