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3 ways to clean black money at home

3 ways to clean black money at home

Black money cleaning sounds weird, right? It sounds like a scam. Ask Google and the first site you will find is “black money cleaning scam” or something like that.

However, undertaking deeper research shows that black money cleaning is real. Yes, people. You can clean out your black banknotes and make them usable again. However, it is not a simple matter of washing the stains out with water and soap. Read this article to learn what black money cleaning is and how to do it.

What is black money cleaning?

To better understand the topic, we have to first understand what black money means. There are different definitions. According to Investopedia, black money is described as all funds earned through illegal activity and otherwise legal income that is not recorded for tax purposes. This includes proceeds that are usually received in cash from underground economic activity and, as such, are not taxed. Recipients must either hide the money, spend it in the black market or invest in legitimate businesses to move the money a.k.a. money laundering.

The second definition of black money describes bank notes that have been stained with substances that should not be there in the first place. The stains include soot, soil, oil, food particles and other stains that cover the real inscriptions of the bank notes.

For this article, we will only focus on the second definition. Therefore, cleaning black money is the process of removing unwanted stains from banknotes to make them new and usable again.

Can black money be cleaned?

There are a lot of controversies surrounding whether black money can be cleaned. One school of thought believes that it is possible for black money to be cleaned, while the other school of thought believe that it is all scam. The latter believe that the chemicals touted online as cleaning solutions for black money will only bleach the money white. Since most bank notes are coloured, it means bleaching will render them useless. So to answer this question, it is possible for black money to be cleaned but not guaranteed.

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How to clean black money at home

The following are three ways to clean black money at home.

Water and soap

Water and soap
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To clean black money with soap and water, try the following steps:

  1. Pour warm water into a tray
  2. Add a few spoons and a small amount of soap to the warm water and mix until it is foamy.
  3. Place the paper money on a clean, flat surface.
  4. Then lightly dip a soft rag into the soapy water and gently brush from the middle of the note to the edges for about three minutes. Make sure you brush past the edges to avoid tearing the corners.
  5. Then gently brush the paper in a circular motion with a slightly moistened soft rag for two minutes. Again, be careful with the edges.
  6. Now turn the note over and repeat the same process as 4 and 5.
  7. Once the money is cleaned, use a soft dry rag to clean off excess water.
  8. Dry it under the sun or place it in the middle of a thick book, making sure that the entire bill is within the pages. If you are using a book, leave the paper for five hours to dry and flatten.

Note: Do not wash the bank notes with boiling water, bleach or detergent because they will damage the notes and make them completely unusable. Also, do not microwave the notes as your drying mechanism as they will most likely burn in the process.

SSD Solution

SSD Solution

SSD Chemical is a type of cleaning chemical used by people who want to clean black money at home. It contains Mercury Mercuric Nitric dioxide liquid, which is brown prepared in chemical laboratories and manufactured by highly certified companies with skilled laboratory technicians.

You can prepare your SSD Solutions at home (see here) or save yourself the stress and buy at the market or online. To use the solution, make sure you are wearing thick gloves so your fingers will not be burned. Then place the black money on a flat bowl and pour a little bit of the solution on it. Allow to sit for a few seconds and brush your gloved fingers to spread the solution and remove the stains all over the paper. Flip the bill on the other side and repeat the same process. Once all the stains are off, remove the notes from the plate and leave them to dry on a dry flat surface.

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Vitamin C tablets

Vitamin C tablets
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Vitamin C performs a lot of wonders in the body. But it is also a harmless bleaching agent. To clean black money, just crush some vitamin C tablets into a bowl, pour lukewarm water and mix the solution. Then gently dip a soft rag or brush in the solution and wipe the black notes until all the stains are removed. Be gentle with the wiping so that the notes will not be damaged.

Black money cleaning powder

Black money cleaning powder

Activation powder is an aqueous inorganic salt used to combine SSD solutions for black money cleaning. In simple words, it is an element that reacts with the SSD solution chemical to remove extra dyes or currency-defacing inks from defaced notes of any kind when added to ordinary SSD CHEMICAL.

The main aim of activation powder and SSD solutions is to clean banknotes and black currency without losing their colour. This is why the powder is popular in the global market. Anyone can use the activation powder but it is advisable to leave the cleaning process to certified hands.


As you can see, cleaning black money is both a simple and complex process. If you follow the aforementioned safe methods, there is no reason why you cannot clean your stained money successfully.

However, you should also avoid people who have approached you with black money. In most cases, they are scams. Use the solutions only when you are sure that the black money you are handling is genuine and you will be fine.

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