October 18, 2019
Bewater health and lifestyle choice crystal water bottles
Have you noticed the appearance of crystal water bottles on your social media feed and wondered what on earth that’s all about?
The attraction of bewater is split between ‘alternative health’ product and ‘lifestyle choice’ bottle. Oddly this makes it a fashion accessory in the broadest sense. Even those who are looking purely for its alternative qualities want to be seen with the bottle.
Why do we use more than just one gem/crystal in each bottle? Well, aside from the fact they are just plain beautiful, we have looked to age-old explorations of the impact that different gemstones have in designing our bewater ranges, and we explore the ancient wisdom of gemstones.
Choose the ones that match your lifestyle, suit your health needs or simply capture your curiosity. See them dazzling, beautifying and energising your water in the bottle and reignite your love of water.
Using gemstones to change the quality and structure of water and to give it healing or strengthening properties is a practice that has its roots stretching millennia back into history. This tradition continues today in holistic health circles and is particularly popular in German culture.
Archeological finds indicate that amber was in use for protection and wellbeing as far back as 10,000 years ago in the UK. Records from Ancient Sumer show that crystals were used for prosperity and health. In Egypt, lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and quartz were all ascribed healing properties and used in both daily life and rituals.
The word ‘amethyst’ stems from the Greek word meaning cure for drunkenness and was believed to promote clarity of mind. Leonardo da Vinci reportedly always kept this gemstone on his desk and said, “Amethyst dispels evil thoughts and speeds up thinking.” The word hematite means blood in Greek as the stone has a deep red colour when it oxidizes and was used for protection in battle. These are just a few of dozens of historical references for crystals.
How did this evolve into the idea of gem water though? The modern idea of creating a drinks bottle that honours the water and offers its user the chance to put their intentions into their water was Japanese scientist Dr Masaru Emoto. Emoto believed that human thought and intention, as well as environmental factors, have an effect on the molecular structure of water. He became well-known for a series of photographs of frozen water molecules showing a varying array of snowflake-like structures.
The molecules taken from water samples that had positive words scribed across them, classical music played to them or the positive and grateful thoughts of volunteers directed towards them emerged as beautifully patterned, symmetrical molecules, while those that had negative words and thoughts and aggressive music directed at them were twisted, asymmetrical and not visually pleasing.
Gemstones have the ability to absorb and store energy and then to release it in a perfectly ordered way. This effect is what makes quartz watches work. Any variation in energy from a watch battery or mechanism is absorbed and released in perfect time by the crystal.
Bewater offer a choice of glass and plastic bottles. Their plastic bottles are made from durable, BPA-free Tritan plastic and their glass bottles from lead-free borosilicate.
Far from contributing to the deluge of single-use plastic choking our oceans, Tritan plastic is a good quality, long-lasting plastic that actually has a smaller eco footprint than that of glass. Essentially, both materials are reusable. A third bottle, especially designed for children (also made from Tritan plastic), is also available.
Bewater bottles cost from £25.95 (Junior Tritan bottles from £19.95) and are available from Bewater, Amazon, Planet Organic and Fenwicks.