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WTH Is Crystal Water And Do I Need To Try It?

By Esté Swanepoel - 24 Jul 2018

WTH Is Crystal Water And Do I Need To Try It?

If you’re a follower of all things #health and #goodvibes, you might have seen crystal water and crystal water bottles pop up on the ‘gram. Fruit-infused water is so 2017, gemstones are where it’s at. While a sleek glass water bottle with a piece of quartz embedded in it certainly looks pretty, is it really worth shelling out your hard earned cash on?

Crystals and gemstones have long been thought of as having healing properties, protecting the body against illness and encouraging quicker recoveries. This stems from the belief that crystals impart positive energy into the body while warding off negative energy. Previously, people would wear crystals as jewellery, carry them on their person or fill their home with them. These days, we’re taking things to the next level by infusing our water with crystals to create ‘high-vibration water.’ You can either purchase a bottle with crystal already in it, or DIY your own elixir by picking a stone with the particular property you’re after, such as mental clarity, and popping it in the bottom of a glass or bottle you already have. Just make you sure you choose wisely as some crystals dissolve in water or release harmful chemicals—which will definitely give you some results but probably not the ones you’re after! Quartz and amethyst are safe bets and seriously pretty to boot.

Crystal water comes in a variety of forms, but the general idea is that the water will absorb the unique vibrations of the crystal, which will then be transferred over to you—the drinker. This apparently delivers tons of pretty fantastic benefits, such as promoting self-awareness and the acceptance of knowledge, amplifying consciousness and helping you become more joyful, peaceful and prosperous. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s supposed to help with digestion and general organ function too.

Sound too good to be true? While there are many devotees of crystal water claiming to have improved their immune system, metabolism and general energy levels through gemstone-infused H20, there’s no hard science backing these claims up. However, there’s no real harm associated with crystal water either (as long as you pick the right crystals—some are toxic!) and anything encouraging people to drink up and hydrate is a good thing.

So should you get on board? If you’re into pretty things and want everything in your life to be Instagrammable and aesthetic, absolutely! If you’re into science and facts…yeah nah…this trend’s probably not for you. Either way, it’s fun and it’s beautiful and if it helps people drink more water, who are we to say no?

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