Since stars like Kim Kardashian or Victoria Beckham have discovered lithotherapy – a healing method by using gems or healing crystals – drinking crystal-infused water has become a worldwide trend. No wonder thatso-called crystal water bars – fountains or stylish vessels (a glass bottle withone or several crystals inside) have not only become a hype in spas but are nowalsobeing used at home.This is why several lifestyle brands – such as Vita Juwel – started to produce glass bottles with crystal containers that are kind on the eyes. And definitelyan eye catcher next to your yogamat.
"I prefer to use healing crystals such as Rock Crystal, Rose Quartz and Amethyst. Combined, those gems signify a particularly harmonious mixture, suitable for daily use. In addition, these three gems can be combined with other crystals to enhance their healing benefit." Nevertheless, Ammari points out that there’s the possibility of some elements leaching from the crystal into the water, which can be harmful to health when consumed in high amounts. "Crystals are a composition of elements," she says. "Most elements are health-promoting for the body in small amounts, but some elements can be toxic in high amounts, like mercury, iron, copper, lead, aluminum, and arsenic."
"Amethyst is intended to help you with stress or insomnia and has a harmonizing effect on the body. Rose Quartz is considered as the stone of love and self love, that will help you to open our heart and has all in all a purifying effect. Whereas Rock Crystal can support you to clarify your mind and to see more clearly as well as enhance the effect of the other gems."
"There's a lot we don't know," Ammari says. "If someone thinks they are getting health benefits from drinking crystal-infused water, they likely are.” She pointsout that healing crystals and gems act on such a fine plane that the effect is neitherdetected or measurable. However, according to the Japanese Doctor Masaru Emoto, water is an information carrier and can absorb vibrations from gems or healing crystals. In other words: Crystal-infused water carries the "vibration" of the stone and if you think the crystal is contributing to an overall better disposition, there's a chance it is.
Also worth noting, Ammari says there's weight in the power of intention. Crystals often represent intentions like health, energy, or forgiveness, she says, and seeing a crystal in your water bottle every time you take a sip is a consistent visual reminder of the intention behind the crystal. "Visualizing and focusing on positive intentions are likely to make us feel better too," Ammari says. "Every athlete knows the power of visualization."
Before buying or using a crystal water bottle, make sure to do your research and understand what elements your crystal water bottle contains and if there are associated health risks for each. Quartz, Ammari says, is made of silicon and oxygen and is generally pretty safe.