Plastic Bottles for Storing Colloidal Silver
Finding bottles or other containers to store your homemade colloidal silver in can be a costly hassle if you don’t understand what works best, and why.
I generally recommend using dark glass Ball canning jars such as those shown in this article, for reasons I’ll explain below.
However, many people have written to ask me about using plastic bottles in which to store their homemade colloidal silver.
Below, I’ll briefly reveal to you a small but frustrating problem inherent in using most kinds of plastic bottles to store colloidal silver in.
And I’ll show you a simple way to easily overcome that problem and obtain some great plastic storage bottles, very inexpensively, that you can indeed use for storing colloidal silver – even for long-term storage. Here’s the straight scoop…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
People who make their own colloidal silver (see here) know that it’s generally best to store it in dark glass containers instead of plastic containers – especially for long-term storage, meaning for months or years at a time.
The reason the containers need to be dark is because silver particles are very sensitive to prolonged exposure to bright light, which, in turn, can cause your silver particles to oxidize and fall out of suspension. They will then coat the bottom of your storage bottle with what will look like a fine gray coating of silt.
This, of course, will destroy the potency of your colloidal silver. So colloidal silver always needs to be stored in a dark container that keeps bright light out. Doing so will vastly increase the length of time your colloidal silver remains fully potent in storage.
In fact, while colloidal silver that’s been exposed to bright light for prolonged periods of time (i.e., hours at a time) might only remain fully potent for a few days or a few weeks, colloidal silver stored in dark containers can remain fully potent for many months or even years at a time.
Why Glass, and Not Plastic?
The reason your colloidal silver storage containers should not be made of plastic -- such as typical plastic water bottles, milk bottles or juice bottles -- is because plastic tends to pick up static electricity from its immediate surroundings.
The static electricity on the plastic bottle can then gradually draw your electrically-charged silver particles to the sides of the container where their electrical charge will be neutralized, causing loss of potency. Thus, when you go to use your colloidal silver, it will be far less effective than it should be.
So as you can see, storing your homemade colloidal silver in dark glass containers solves both problems, i.e., the dark glass keeps the light out, and the glass itself does not pick up static electricity like typical, commercial-grade plastic can.
However, if all you have are clear glass containers in which to store your colloidal silver, you can always use the old “sock trick” – i.e., simply go to your local dollar store, buy a pair of men’s black socks for a dollar, and pull one of the socks up over your clear glass storage container to keep the light out.
But What If You Want to Use Plastic Bottles?
Unfortunately, as I previously mentioned, most commercial-grade plastic bottles (i.e., such as typical water bottles, or milk or juice bottles, etc.) are prone to picking up static electricity from their surroundings, over time, which can dramatically reduce the potency of your colloidal silver.
Nevertheless, plastic storage containers are often much more convenient to use than glass containers. They’re easier to travel with. And there’s far less chance of breakage if the plastic container is dropped, say, by a family member with butter fingers.
So, if you want to use plastic bottles instead of glass, here’s the simple solution: Be sure to use non-reactive, medical-grade plastic bottles.
Thankfully, non-reactive, medical-grade plastic bottles don’t pick up static electricity from their surroundings. So you can store colloidal silver in them for long periods of time, and the potency will remain high.
But finding non-reactive, medical-grade plastic bottles can be a problem, since they’re considered to be specialty items that are generally used to store liquid over-the-counter medications in.
And even if you do find some non-reactive, medical-grade plastic bottles, they’re often costly – sometimes as much as four or five dollars apiece, or even more.
The Inexpensive Secret
But here’s a little secret that experienced colloidal silver users have known about for decades:
By necessity, standard 3% household hydrogen peroxide is stored and sold in non-reactive, medical grade dark plastic bottles.
And best yet, you can generally purchase one-quart plastic bottles of hydrogen peroxide at your local Walmart or other pharmacy for under a dollar apiece.
For example, right now (June 2016), Walmart has one-quart bottles of standard household hydrogen peroxide on sale for only 88 cents apiece (see above photo).
So you can pick up five quart bottles of hydrogen peroxide for under five dollars. Then take them home, dump the hydrogen peroxide out of them (follow local safety laws for dumping liquids), wash them thoroughly in warm soapy water, and then rinse them thoroughly, several times, using pure steam-distilled water to get out any soapy residue.
Then add fill the bottles with your homemade colloidal silver and put the bottles into storage. And voila, for under a buck per bottle you’ll have high-quality plastic storage bottles for your colloidal silver that will last practically forever and will keep your colloidal silver fresh and potent until you’re ready to use it.
I like the Walmart household hydrogen peroxide bottles pictured above, because they’re square bottomed and square sided, whereas glass bottles are usually round. So I can get about 20% more one-quart bottles of colloidal silver in my storage cabinet because of the space-saving nature of using the square plastic bottles.
The Problem with Price…
Of course, if all of this sounds like too much of a hassle for you, you can always simply buy commercial brands of colloidal silver, which already come in either dark glass bottles, or in dark-colored, non-reactive medical-grade plastic bottles.
Unfortunately, however, commercial brands of colloidal silver are a bit on the pricey side, costing between $20 and $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle.
But because colloidal silver is so effective at healing infectious illness and disease, most people pop for the high-priced commercial stuff, not knowing that colloidal silver can be made at home – quite easily -- for just a few pennies per quart.
Indeed, with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart.
Yes, that’s right -- less than 36 cents a quart!
At normal health food store prices, a quart of colloidal silver would usually cost you as much as $240. But you can make that same quart for less than 36 cents with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.
In other words, compared to health food store prices for colloidal silver, your very first one-quart batch of micro-particle colloidal silver actually pays for the entire cost the generator.
Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first time you use it?
Making your own high-quality colloidal silver at home for just a few pennies per quart allows you to dramatically expand your range of uses far above and beyond what you’d be able to use colloidal silver for if you had to pay $20 to $30 for those tiny four-ounce bottles in health food stores.
4 Simple Steps to
Colloidal Silver-Making Perfection!
What’s more, colloidal silver is so simple to make at home, anyone who can use a coffee pot has all the skill needed to make colloidal silver. Let me demonstrate for you how amazingly simple it is, in just four photos:
Just plug the two pure .999 fine silver rods into the two jacks in the bottom of the generator box, one on each side of the bubbler tube.
Sit the generator box on top of a one-quart glass jar full of pure steam-distilled water, so that the two silver rods and the bubbler tube are immersed in the water.
Set the handy appliance timer for three hours, and plug it into any convenient grounded household electrical outlet.
Plug the generator into the timer and then turn the timer wheel clockwise until you hear the generator start bubbling. The generator will shut off automatically after three hours.
It’s really that easy! You just “set it, and forget it.” And when the generator quits running, you’ll have a full quart of high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver.
And you can make quart after quart for the rest of your life, for less than 36 cents each!
Indeed, the set of pure .999 fine silver wire that comes with your generator is enough to make over $24,000 worth of colloidal silver (see here)!
Why should you ever again pay $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver at the health food store, when you can make your own superior-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for just pennies per quart?
After all, now you can afford to make all of the colloidal silver you’ll ever need, for just a few cents per quart.
And that means you can afford to use it for a myriad of other beneficial uses, including in the aquarium to help heal and prevent tropical fish infections…or in your hot tub or spa, to replace toxic chlorine and bromine…or for just about every kind of pet health problem imaginable…or even as a safe, natural, non-toxic household disinfectant.
Nearly FREE, for the Rest of Your Life!
Obviously, having the ability to make your own high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for only a few pennies per quart is about as close as you’ll ever get to having "free" colloidal silver for the rest of your life, any time you or a family member, friend or loved one needs it.
And because the silver particles produced by this amazing breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology are as low as .8 nm – a fraction of a single nanometer – their effectiveness against colonies of pathogenic microbes is astonishing.
Perhaps that’s why so many thousands upon thousands of people absolutely rave over the effectiveness of their homemade micro-particle colloidal silver, as you can see at this web page full of real-life customer reviews and colloidal silver success stories.
Discover How Easy It Is…
If you’d like to learn more about making your own high-quality colloidal silver for just pennies per quart, you can…
Now, the only question left to answer is this: Why aren’t you making your own colloidal silver for just a few pennies per quart? It’s truly so simple, anyone can do it. Just take a look at the resources above, and you’ll see what you’ve been missing out on.
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,
Steve Barwick, author
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