I’ve had a few requests to do a post on gem water – what it is, and how to make it. Gemstone, or “Gem” water, in my opinion, is another holistic tool (toolkit) that we can use to maintain our overall physical, emotional, mental and energetic health! I drink litres of gem water every day, I LOVE IT!!
Gem water is something that has been rising in popularity over the last few years, there are even companies that now sell gorgeous bottles, vials, and droppers, you can visit the site here.
Personally, I’m more of a DIY girl and prefer to make my own gem water with my crystals that I have at home, this also allows me to create a new combination every day / week depending on what my needs are.
So what exactly is Gem Water?
Simply put, it is water that has been infused with the energies of particular gemstones / healing crystals. By placing crystals in drinking water the crystal energy is able to restructure the water, charging it with negative ions (we already know that negative ions are good for us!!). The water is also charged with the vibration and energetic properties of the crystals. By drinking this water, we are allowing these energies to work on a cellular level within our physical bodies. It’s a really great way of incorporating crystal energy into your life, and can be taken anywhere you can take a bottle of water! 🙂
How to make Gem Water.
It’s pretty easy actually! Here’s what you’ll need and what to do:
~ Get a clean glass, glass jar or glass jug/pitcher/bottle (depending on how much you want to make). Personally, I love using glass milk bottles with stainless steel lids. I only recommend using glass vessels to make your gem water in, you only want to work with natural materials whenever possible.
~Choose the purpose of your gem water – energy booster, immune booster, stress reliever, emotional healing or simply chakra balancing.
~ Select your stones – If you don’t have a purpose for your gem water in mind, you can always select your stones intuitively. I recommend tumbled stones and no more than 3 stones to your water. I like to add an additional clear quartz tumble to amplify the energies.
~ Depending on the stones that you have chosen, you will need to determine if you are going to infuse the water internally (from inside the glass) or externally (from outside the glass). **Some properties of gemstones can make them toxic to humans (when consumed) and others break down when left in water so, if you are a newbie, always do your research before adding gemstones to your water! Don’t let this put you off, with time and practice you will know exactly which crystals babies you can and can’t put into your water. Here are two different sources that you can use to check if your stones are A-Ok! Healing Crystals & Hibiscus Moon.
~ Once you have determined what stones you have, you can use either of the below methods. If you are still not sure or feeling comfortable with putting your stones in water, you are can use the external method.
Internal Method (inside the glass).
~Cleanse your stones before placing them in the bottom of your vessel.
**To cleanse my crystals, I will hold them under cool, running water for about 30 seconds (per stone) with the intention that they are being cleaned physically and energetically, and being reset back to their natural state. I then ask that the stone will only be used for the greater good of those who come in contact with it.
~ Gently place your stones in the bottom of your glass, jar or jug. If you are using a larger jug or bottle with a smaller neck (can’t place your hand inside), I would recommend filling the bottle first then gently sliding the stones in. Do not drop your stones in as they may chip or break.
~ Fill your vessel with fresh, purified or spring water.
~ Place your vessel on a window sill or outside where there is sunlight and leave it to charge in the sun for 7 minutes. This is the time that was recommended to me by my mentor, I do, however, leave it a few minutes extra when using larger bottles.
~ Drink and enjoy! 🙂
External Method (outside the glass).
Just because the physical properties of your crystals may be toxic or they just don’t like water, doesn’t mean you can’t use their energy to make gem water!! This is the method you will use if you are working with toxic stones.
~ Fill your desired vessel with fresh, purified or spring water.
~ Place your vessel in sunlight and simply place your gemstones around the outside of your vessel. The water inside your vessel will be charged with crystal energy and safe to drink. Follow charging time as above.
I often use a mix of stones that are both water friendly and water un-friendly, for example, I will often put a black tourmaline or black kyanite on the lid of my bottle when it’s charging. With time, you will know your crystal babies like the back of your hand, and before you know it you’ll be adding gem water to smoothies, teas or soups – I even give Green Moss Agate and Rose Quartz gem water to my house plants!
For some ‘recipe’ inspiration, visit my Instagram feed, or try out this Creative Boost gem water! If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or get in touch with me via email.
~ Love & Light, Kerry.