Seashells are nature’s treasures, with their intricate designs and beautiful colors. If you have collected seashells from the beach and want to clean them to showcase their natural beauty, I’ve got you covered! First, gather all your seashells and remove any loose sand or debris by rinsing them under cold water. To remove any stubborn build-up, create a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar and soak the shells for 10-15 minutes. Afterwards, gently scrub each shell with a soft toothbrush to remove any remaining dirt or grime. Rinse them thoroughly with fresh water to ensure all traces of vinegar are removed. Once clean, the shells can be left to air dry or gently wiped with a soft cloth. Now, to give your seashells a beautiful shine, apply a small amount of baby oil or mineral oil. Rub the oil onto each shell using a soft cloth, and it will enhance their natural colors and patterns. Remember, do not use any harsh cleaning agents or bleach, as they can damage the delicate shells. With these simple steps, your seashell collection will be sparkling clean and ready to be displayed in your home or used for crafting projects! Enjoy the beauty of the ocean wherever you go.
Soak the seashells in warm soapy water for 10-15 minutes to loosen any dirt and debris.
Use a soft-bristle brush or toothbrush to gently scrub the shells, removing any remaining dirt or residue.
Rinse the shells thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue.
Let the seashells air dry completely before handling or displaying them.
Apply a thin layer of mineral oil or shellac to the seashells to enhance their natural colors and protect them.