Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
In past articles I've documented a total of 36 different unusual uses for colloidal silver – the world's most powerful natural infection-fighting agent.
You can read about each of these unusual uses, here:
But there's more. Much more…
12 More Unusual Uses for Colloidal Silver
In the following article I'll document for you 12 more unusual uses for colloidal silver that have been brought to my attention by experienced colloidal silver users.
Some of these uses are likely to blow your mind. Here's what I'm talking about:
As colloidal silver user Ava B., recently pointed out, colloidal silver works great on scorpion stings. She states:
"Your article on colloidal silver and spider bites reminded me of an experience I had with a scorpion sting. I was barefoot and stepped on the scorpion in the dark.
"When I got the light on it was standing facing me with its tail raised as if to dare me to try that again. I was able to capture it and looked it up on the internet, to find a photo identifying it as the most dangerous scorpion in Arizona and recommendation to go to the ER.
"Pain, swelling and redness at the bite site began to spread. But at that particular time I was getting ready to move and had turned off my phone and sold the car. So, having no way to get to emergency care, I put colloidal silver in a dish big enough to fit my toes in, settled down to Facebook, and sat the rest of the night with the front part of my foot dangled in the colloidal silver.
"Just as a precaution, I emptied the dish twice during the night and refilled it with fresh silver. By morning the spreading pain, swelling and redness was gone. The sting continued healing on its own with no further treatment and did not leave a scar."
So there you have it. If you get a scorpion sting and you've got no way to get to an emergency care facility, this nifty little idea might buy you the time you need, or even save you from an evening of growing pain and inflammation.
Colloidal silver not only works on spider bites and other bug bites, but reader Stella K. says it's very helpful for dealing with wasp bites, as well. She writes:
"A few days ago I was attacked by a nest of wasps. I was bit 4 times. In the past, I have ended up in the ER over bites.
"But, all evening long I compressed the wasp bites by soaking some cotton balls in colloidal silver and then taping the wet cotton balls directly over the bite sites. I changed them out every hour or so with freshly soaked cotton balls.
"I also took 1 tbsp of colloidal silver, orally, directly after the attack, and another tbsp before bed. And guess what? No welts, no balloon arms – barely noticeable the next day!"
Well, you've got to admit, it's great to know that colloidal silver can be so helpful against bug bites such as spider bites, wasp bites or even scorpion stings. But it's also fabulous for some of the more mundane yet stubborn issues we might come across.
For example, here's a short account from a parent who used colloidal silver gel – twice – to cure stubborn cases of cradle cap:
"I used colloidal silver for my son when he was little for extremely stubborn cradle cap. It worked like a charm, too.
"I actually used colloidal silver gel. I applied it nightly after his bath, just about a dime size amount was enough to massage into the worst of the areas.
"In the morning I would wash his scalp with a warm cloth and used a soft bristle brush to gently remove the cradle cap that would dry and loosen overnight. If memory serves, this process went on for less than two weeks and the cradle cap was gone.
Strangely enough, my elderly diabetic father had what I can only describe as cradle cap (looked exactly like it) and during his time with us last fall I tried the same technique with him and his scalp cleared up completely."
(If you're interested, you can learn more about colloidal silver gel products, here).
According to natural health writer Angela Kaelin, people who are into growing their own edible sprouts might consider using colloidal silver to reduce the growth of mold and bacteria. She writes:
"If you're into sprouting, you can also dramatically reduce mold growth in sprouts by using colloidal silver diluted to 5 ppm in your sprouting tray when you prepare your seeds, either for planting or for eating in soups, salads and other recipes.
"Don't forget to spray your indoor house plants, culinary and medicinal herbs, as well. This not only improves the health of the plants, but it reduces bacteria and fungi that can cause indoor allergies."
Does this really work?
Well, other experienced colloidal silver users have tried it as well. For example, Chris K. recently wrote to say, "I let my sprouts soak in the colloidal silver for 5 minutes, I have found this rids them of mold!"
And Lisa B. wrote to say, "I have tried using colloidal silver to soak my mung beans and lentils before sprouting, and it seems to work fine as they never seems to get the bacteria smell."
Finally, Victor H., wrote: "I have a bird aviary. I soak bird seed for them. The seed germinates and creates sprouts. It is very good for the birds.
"One of the dangers of soaking bird seed is that you run the risk of developing mold in the seed. I have been using colloidal silver in the sprouting water.
"I have not had any mold at all in soaked seed. The birds are doing great. They love the sprouts."
Long-time colloidal silver user Martin S. recently wrote:
"I always wondered if colloidal silver would work against the horrific smell of skunk spray. Last night I found out. And without a doubt, it works.
"Our dog was sprayed by a skunk and run through the house afterwards. You could hardly breathe. So I sprayed the dog and the smell was gone. I LOVE Colloidal Silver."
I've previously written about colloidal silver's ability to get rid of stubborn pet odors (see Is Colloidal Silver a Cure for Stubborn Pet Odors?).
But I had no idea it might work against skunk spray odor, as well. So this is definitely a…well… refreshing revelation!
Colloidal silver user Debbie A. wrote to say that she uses safe, natural colloidal silver (instead of bleach) in her bird bath as a means of helping keep algae from growing in it. She states:
"One thing I have used to show my family that colloidal silver really works is to put a few drops of silver into my bird bath.
All the green algae disappears almost instantly. It is the same appearance as if you put a few drops of bleach into the bird bath, but of course without the potential harm to the birds."
Hot tub users have told us the same thing, i.e., add a quart of colloidal silver a week to a standard hot tub and they don't have to use potentially toxic chlorine or bromine in the water to control bacterial growth or algae.
In fact, many people who have a bottled water system in their home or office add an ounce or two of colloidal silver to the reservoir tank in order to prevent the growth of algae and bacteria.
According to The Silver Institute, silver has long been used to help prevent algae growth in water purification systems. They state:
"Silver is employed as a bactericide and algaecide in an ever increasing number of water purification systems in hospitals, remote communities and, more recently, domestic households.
"Silver ions have been used to purify drinking water and swimming pool water for generations…
"…An increasing trend is the millions of on-the-counter and under-the-counter water purifiers that are sold each year in the United States to help keep drinking water clean. Here silver is used to prevent the buildup of bacteria and algae."
(For more information, see How to Use Colloidal Silver in a Hot Tub or Spa.)
Colloidal silver user Beverly U. recently wrote to say:
"Today I cut up an avocado. I only needed to use half of it. But of course, when you put avocados in the refrigerator they tend to get brown spots, quickly.
"I had just finished making up a quart of colloidal silver, so I decided to dip the cut edge of the avocado in a small bowl of colloidal silver.
"Five hours later I got the half avocado out of the refrigerator and was pleasantly surprised that the cut edge was still as fresh as when I had cut it."
In a private message, Noah D. wrote to say that he also uses colloidal silver to help keep his fresh veggies from spoiling as quickly. He wrote:
"Steve...I have had your company's Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator for about six months and it has been wonderful. I wanted to share a small testimony with you.
I have a mini-frig with a small crisper drawer. We do much juicing and so we keep a good supply of organic greens in the crisper drawer. We had a problem in that in 2-3 days some greens would spoil.
Since we have started spraying them with colloidal silver we have had almost no spoiling. Thank you Steve!"
You can learn more on this subject by reading Angela Kaelin's great article, Using Colloidal Silver for Healthier Fruits and Vegetables.
Colloidal silver Martin S. says colloidal silver helps get rid of the cigarette smell from clothing, as well. He wrote:
"Colloidal silver is not only good for pet odors, but it actually gets rid of the cigarette smell in my cloths. I spray my clothing lightly with colloidal silver before meeting someone. And there's no more cigarette smoke smell. It works! "
That's a great idea, of course. Colloidal silver seems to work against all kinds of smells, including pet odors. And as we learned in item #5 above, it even works against skunk spray odor.
This is another good reason why I keep a small pump spray bottle of colloidal silver near the toilet in my bathrooms. It comes in very hand for getting rid of the smell of a particularly stinky bowel movement:
Simply spray colloidal silver up into the air inside the bathroom around the toilet area, allowing the billions of tiny droplets to drop naturally to the ground, bringing the smell down with it.
Colloidal silver user Retta S. wrote to say that she uses colloidal silver to help prevent her paint sponges from smelling sour. She says:
"I'm an artist that paints with acrylics. I use a palette with little sponges inside to keep my paints from drying out so fast. But in only a couple days they would sour, and I'd struggle to keep them fresh smelling.
So I'm DELIGHTED to tell you I recently discovered that spritzing my little sponges with colloidal silver keeps them fresh...going on 11 DAYS now!! So happy.
Update: I actually went 18 days before having to stop and wash out the sponges with soapy hot water, and start over, re-spritzing them with colloidal silver. From 2 days to 18 days. Cool. :-)"
Colloidal silver user Jennifer D., wrote to tell me that she uses colloidal silver in her essential oils diffuser. She wrote:
"I have been using colloidal silver in my essential oil diffuser with excellent results!!
I mix it half-and-half with essential oils lemon, lavender or rosemary, which are my favorites...I have not had a trip to the ER in well over a year and a half!!
So grateful that my immune system is handling all this sickness around me! And I work in the healthcare field, so lots of exposure to illness!! "
Of course, a lot of people use colloidal silver in their cool mist vaporizer as a means of getting some colloidal silver circulating in the air in a bedroom, for example, where a person with an upper respiratory infection might be staying.
But until now I've never heard of using it along with essential oils in an essential oil diffuser. What a great way to enjoy the disinfecting and infection-fighting qualities of both colloidal silver and essential oils!
Colloidal silver Delia M. wrote to say that she's been making her own paper and cloth baby wipes. But at first, she had trouble with mold forming in the wipes…that is, until she started adding colloidal silver to her mix. Here's what she had to say:
"I make my own cloth baby wipes and was having a problem with them molding before they were all used up. I started using 1/4 cup of silver with my mix and suddenly there was no more mold. Here's how I do it:
"First, I take a Bounty paper towel roll (it has to be good quality paper towel). I cut it in half so there are then two half rolls of paper towels.
"I take the cardboard out of the middle. Place the roll in an appropriate size sealable container (I used a 3kg size plastic honey pot that has a tight fitting lid).
"Then in a large measuring cup I put about 1.5 cups liquid. I do about 1.25 cups water and .25 cup silver ( I imagine you could use as little as 2 tbsp of the colloidal silver, but I use more because I make my own with your generator and it only costs pennies, so I don't mind using a little extra.)
"I then add 3 tbsp liquid Castile soap (or any good baby soap), plus 2-3 tbsp of a light oil such as grape seed oil. Then I add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 10 drops tea tree oil. Mix well and pour over the paper towels in the container. To use, just start pulling the towel from the centre of the roll.
"On a side note if anyone mentions the tea tree alone should keep away the mold, it's not true. I've tried. It's the colloidal silver that does the trick.
"You can also use the same solution and method for cloth baby wipes, rather than paper wipes. I just cut up receiving blankets into small squares and put them in a container and use the solution that way."
Colloidal silver user Tara B. wrote to say that colloidal silver worked wonders on her dog's ear mite problem. She wrote:
"We were sitting on the bed, and smelled something so I flipped my dog's ears over and saw the debris from the mites that had dug into his skin. Yuck. The debris stunk. And it was gross.
We sprayed some colloidal silver over the dog's head and allowed it to gently drop into his ears. And 2 hours later I looked and the mite debris was gone. There was still some way down in the ear canal. But for it to literally disappear…we were shocked. The regeneration was also quick, especially the hair.Now, if the problem recurs, we spray the colloidal silver directly in ear. We use it on his hot spots too."