Monday, August 31, 2015

The Sock Trick for Protecting Colloidal Silver from Bright Light

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Experts agree you should always store colloidal silver in the dark – particularly for long-term storage.

That’s because bright light tends to oxidize silver particles, causing them to lose their electrical charge and fall out of suspension, making your batch less potent.

Here’s a simple trick that allows you to quickly and easily turn any clear glass container into a dark glass container, so you can keep the light off your colloidal silver batches both during the colloidal silver-making process, as well as during storage...

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

Because silver particles are very sensitive to light, you must keep your colloidal silver stored out of bright light as much as possible.

Bright light tends to oxidize (i.e., tarnish) silver, and if your colloidal silver is exposed to enough bright light, it will cause the silver particles to oxidize and then precipitate out of suspension, causing your batch of colloidal silver to lose potency.

This means the microscopic-sized silver particles will begin to fall to the bottom of the storage container leaving what looks like a fine, gray powdery coating similar to a layer of silt.

Here's a short article in which you’ll learn a very easy way to tell if a batch of colloidal silver you've had stored for a long time has retained its potency and effectiveness.

A Simple Trick for Keeping the Light Out
(During Production and Storage)

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The most popular glass container for making colloidal silver is the one-quart wide-mouthed Ball canning jar or Mason jar. That’s because they’re so widely available. 

The jars are generally made of clear glass.  But during canning season, you can often find these same glass jars made out of tinted glass, especially at Walmart or other big box stores. 

By getting the tinted glass canning jars, you can use the same jar for both colloidal silver production as well as colloidal silver storage.  That's because the colored tint on the glass helps keep the bright light off the silver particles.  See this short video to learn more about the decorative glass Ball canning jars. 

But if you can’t find the tinted decorative Ball glass canning jars in the one-quart wide-mouthed size, then there’s a simple trick you can use in order to turn any clear glass canning jar into a dark glass canning jar: 

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Just go to your local dollar store, and buy a couple pairs of black men’s socks for a buck.  Be sure to get the large size, since the socks have to fit over a one-quart glass container. 

Then, simply pull one black sock up over each of your clear glass canning jars to help keep the light out. 

You can use this “sock trick” to help keep the light out while you’re making colloidal silver.  And you can simply leave the sock over the jar when you go to put the batch into storage. 

That way, bright light is kept off of your colloidal silver batches at all times.  And as long as you store your batches at room temperature (never refrigerate) the potency should remain indefinitely. 

Metal or Plastic Lids

By the way, glass canning jars normally come with metal lids, which are fine to use as long as you don’t fill the jar all of the way to the lid with colloidal silver. 

That’s because the metal lids can cause the silver particles to lose their electrical charge and fall out of suspension if the silver water is touching the metal lid.

To alleviate that possibility, I usually throw the metal lids away, and purchase wide-mouthed plastic lids instead, which are generally available inexpensively on   

Other Storage Bottle Options

Some people use a clear glass canning jar for producing their colloidal silver, and then pour their finished batches into a dark tinted glass bottles for storage. 

For storage of colloidal silver, you can use old wine bottles that have tinted glass.  Or you can use the more darkly tinted Bailey's Irish whiskey bottles, or just about any kind of bottle with tinted glass, such as these brightly colored decorative glass bottles from Walmart. also carries dark amber glass or cobalt blue glass storage bottles in a variety of sizes ranging from 4 ounces to quart size to gallon size.

So if you prefer to buy storage bottles for your colloidal silver that are already tinted to keep the light out, just go to and use their search engine to look for “amber glass storage bottles” or “cobalt blue glass storage bottles.”

If you can't find them on, here's an article titled “Online Sources for Glass Containers for Making, Storing and Using Colloidal Silver,” which provides links to numerous additional online sources for glass storage bottles for colloidal silver, plus glass usage bottles such as eyedropper bottles, pump spray bottles, and more.

So you have a lot of options. But perhaps the cheapest option is to use the wide-mouthed, one-quart ball canning jars that are clear in color, and simply pull a black sock or stocking up over it to keep the bright light out.

That way, you can use the same jar for producing your colloidal silver as you use for storing your colloidal silver. 

Make Your Own Colloidal Silver

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As you likely know, colloidal silver can be very expensive – as much as $20 to $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle at most health food stores.  

But the good news is this:  It’s surprisingly easy to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart!

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, like me, you can learn here how astonishingly inexpensive it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver (i.e., about a penny per ounce) with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.

This means there’s no longer any need to pay $20 or $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver in health food stores, when you can make it yourself by the quart for under 36 cents

If you’re skeptical, or if you think it must be a difficult process, at this link you’ll discover how incredibly simple it is to make your own colloidal silver – so simple we have 85 year old grandmas making their own colloidal silver.  

Indeed, with a device that’s as simple to operate as a coffee pot (see above photo of the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, or click here), just about anyone can make their own high-quality colloidal silver for just a few pennies per quart!  

Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,

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