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How to Clean Plugs, Tunnels, and Body Jewelry: Your Go-To Guide

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Hey, all you stylish people out there!

You know as well as I do that body jewelry is more than just bling—it’s an awesome way to express yourself and show off your unique style. Whether you’re all about plugs, tunnels, or some other kind of body jewelry, you’ve got to keep those pieces clean. Trust me, a little sparkle goes a long way!

Why You Should Totally Clean Your Jewelry

So before we get into the how-to’s, let’s chat about why cleaning your body jewelry is kinda like a big deal. Not only does clean jewelry make you look fabulous, but it’s also super important for your skin and general well-being. Here’s the lowdown:

  • Hygiene: Your skin is busy 24/7—shedding dead cells, making oils, you name it. So guess where all that stuff ends up? Yup, on your jewelry. Regular cleaning keeps the germs at bay.
  • Comfort: No one likes itchy, irritated skin. Keeping your jewelry clean means you get to wear it without any ‘ouch’ moments.
  • Keepin’ it Fresh: You want your pieces to last, right? Cleaning helps you do just that by getting rid of gunk that could harm your jewelry over time.

Let’s Get That Plastic Jewelry Sparkling

If you’ve got plastic jewelry, you’re in luck—it’s pretty simple to clean. Just be gentle, especially if it’s got tiny gems or other delicate details. Baby shampoo to the rescue!

  • Grab a soft cloth, lukewarm water in two bowls, and some baby shampoo.
  • Mix the baby shampoo in one bowl till it gets foamy.
  • Dunk your plastic pieces into the soapy water for about 5 minutes.
  • Time to scrub! Use the soft cloth to wipe down every nook and cranny.
  • Finally, give it a rinse in the other bowl of lukewarm water, pat dry, and let it air out.
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All About Plugs and Tunnels

Just got a new pair of plugs or tunnels? Sweet! One question we hear all the time is, “How do I keep these babies clean?” Because nobody wants to mess with funky ears, right? Now, depending on the material, your cleaning routine might differ. So, let’s get into it.

For the Organic Lovers

If your plugs or tunnels are made from wood, horn, or bone, you gotta treat them like the special pieces they are. These materials can be a bit finicky, so natural oils like Jojoba Oil are your besties here.

  • First off, wash those hands. You don’t wanna transfer any dirt or germs.
  • For anything organic, like wood, don’t soak ’em. Just wipe the surface with a barely damp cloth to get off the initial grime.
  • Next up, pamper your jewelry with some Jojoba Oil. A couple of drops on a cloth will do the trick. Rub it in gently to both clean and condition.
  • Let ’em air dry. Over time, wood will darken and look even cooler with a bit of oil.

Stone, Horn, Bone, and Glass

For these materials, the cleaning rules are slightly different but still easy peasy. Stone can be washed with water, while horn and bone prefer a damp cloth. Glass? Warm water and soap are all you need. Just avoid soaking any of them!

Cleaning Ear Gauges

If you’re into ear stretching, you know it’s crucial to keep your jewelry squeaky clean. Here’s a quick rundown on how to clean different materials:

  • Synthetic stuff like metal, silicone, and glass? Use antibacterial soap and cool water.
  • For horn, bone, or stone, stick with mild soap and water.
  • And for wood? A damp cloth and a drop of oil should do the trick.

Freshen Up Before You Dress Up

Before you even think about putting on new jewelry, make sure it’s clean. You never really know where it’s been, right? Stick to warm water and antibacterial soap and you’re golden.

A Few Extra Tips

  • Make cleaning a habit. The more often you wear it, the more often you should clean it.
  • Stay away from harsh chemicals that can mess with your skin and your jewelry.
  • After cleaning, store your jewelry in its own cozy spot, like a pouch or a box, to keep it from getting scratched or dirty again.

Alright, folks, there you have it! Keep your plugs, tunnels, and other body jewelry shining and you won’t just look great—you’ll feel great too! Got more questions? Hit me up anytime!

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