I recently tried making an ointment from colloidal silver. After searching the web for various recipes and checking out a kit, I mostly didn’t like what I saw. There was one idea, however, that seemed to make sense.
I went to Wal-Mart and bought a bottle of Aloe Vera gel. It is “Fruit of the Earth” brand and is uncolored. The bottle cost less than four dollars. The UPC code is 7166100120. I found this helpful page that describes its ingredients.
Next I made a batch of colloidal silver – about 12 ounces. I boiled it down to concentrate it into about three or four ounces, and mixed a little at a time into some of the Aloe Vera gel. It seems to mix well and to maintain a gel consistency up to about a 50/50 mix ratio.
I think for my next batch I will probably stay with about a 75% Aloe Vera to 25% colloidal silver ratio to keep the gel a little thicker. I also hope to do some more experimenting with using colloidal silver in gels, lotions, salves, and etc.
I also found a very useful website with lots of recipes and information about making gels and other body care products – Snowdrift Farm – but was distressed to discover they apparently are going out of business! However, you can (at least for now) find archived copies of their site on the Archive website, with this page on water-based gels being most helpful.