In general, an adult male needs about 3 liters (3.2 quarts) per day, while an adult female needs about 2.2 liters (2.3 quarts) per day.
Here are a few tips on how to make drinking water more pleasant and fun. You can use crystals to charge your water and also make delicious flavored water.
Crystal elixirs, crystal charged water and crystal infused water, are a few different names used to describe the act of energizing your drinking water using crystals and gemstones. It is a fun, easy and effective way to hydrate and help improve your health. All you need are crystals, water and a few glass bowls.
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This simple recipe can help you feel calmer, relaxed, less stressed and less reactive to daily events, while hydrating your body at the same time.
Smoky Quartz: Is used to feel more grounded, focused, content and grateful. This crystal removes bad moods, anger, irritation and other negative energies.
Citrine or Yellow Calcite: Improves your energy level, stamina, confidence and the desire to motivate and get things done. It will enhance your mood and efficiency level. This water elixir helps to bring a sense of easiness and can help transform ideas into manifestation.
Rose Quartz: Carries the essence of love, acceptance and forgiveness. It helps to clear bad/uneasy emotions and feelings about self and others. Rose quartz reduces stress in our heart center which brings a sense of relief and faith in oneself.
It is wise to use rose quartz when you feel sad, unhappy, demotivated or are being hard on yourself.
It is important to note that to prepare the charged water, ONLY QUARTZ CRYSTALS ARE PLACED DIRECTLY INSIDE THE WATER.
Other crystals need what's called an ”indirect method”, where you place the crystal in a glass jar and then put that jar inside a bigger glass water container. We do this because different crystals contain different minerals in their composition. These minerals are one of the reasons the water gets charged with their properties, however they are not safe to be ingested. Some crystals can contain copper, sulphur, vanadium, lead and so on.
The above mentioned crystals: Quartz Crystals (Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Smoky Quartz, Rose quartz, Natural Citrine) are mainly composed of silicon dioxide and are safe. Also, never place dyed-colored crystals directly into your water.
There are many “pre-charged” water bottles on the market today. They are very easy to use. Simply fill the water bottle and let it set aside for a few hours to charge the water.
Some of them have a crystal already inside the bottle or attached to the bottom. Others have a little container underneath, separated from the water. These allow you to use crystals that are not safe to soak directly in the water.
Here are some pictures of different jars, glasses, vases and bowls that I use:
A large glass and a small shot glass where the crystal sits without touching the water
Or a “shrimp cocktail” glass set:
I use my “shrimp cocktail” container or double glass containers when I want to use crystals that are not safe to soak inside the water. If you don’t have these “shrimp cocktail” containers, you can use one large bowl with your water and a smaller glass bowl inside where you place the crystals. With this technique, the crystals won't be in direct contact with your water.
You can also use a simple glass bowl with QUARTZ crystals that are safe to soak directly in the water.
The picture below shows a combination: The glass vase holds the crystals that can NOT go into the water directly (hematite) and goes inside the larger glass bowl full of water. Then place rose quartz and amethyst inside the glass bowl in the water:
Note the light transmission and activation from leaving the water infusion in the sunlight!
1) Select, cleanse and charge the crystal(s) that you would like to use.
By cleansing I mean wash it well under running water.
To charge the crystal(s) place them out in the sun for a few hours or under a full moon. You can also place them on top of a selenite stick or plate or on top of a larger quartz crystal cluster. Prayers and affirmations are also cleansing and charging.
Besides the crystal charged waters I make daily, I also love to use fresh herbs, fruits and some vegetables to flavor my water.
My favorite fruits are sliced lemons, oranges, tangerines, star fruit and whole strawberries. Sliced cucumbers and ginger are delicious too. Mint leaves are also very refreshing. Experiment with what you have in your kitchen.
When you are at home, I guarantee that when you open the refrigerator and see all your fresh, flavored and/or crystals charged water, you will grab them in an instant.
Another benefit is that it can reduce your unwanted “snacks attacks”. Many times we grab for some quick and not so healthy snack when the body is really feeling thirsty.
ROUGH STONES COLLECTION and TUMBLED STONES COLLECTION There are so many different crystals that are very affordable to make your charged waters.
Lastly, I always like to encourage everyone to be aware of their mental state while filling your containers and preparing your water. Pay attention to your thoughts. To increase the energy in your water, say positive affirmations (outloud or in silent). This small act imprints the water with love and beautiful, loving, healthy, peaceful prayers.
In the making are:
hematite-rosequartz-amethyst infusion for improving focus, tranquility, calm and sleep.
Lepidolite for helping with decision making, uplifting and stabilizing mood and confidence.
Mookaite to improve ability to perform, efficiency, more stamina and more energy in general.
All are ready to be extra charged tonight by our autumn equinox.
Are you up to a simple and fun challenge to see if charging your water with crystals makes you feel better and drink more water throughout the day? Please let us know, we would love to hear from you.