Gem-Infused Water

Gems are my new fascination, I’ve been reading and researching about it and has been so interesting, since knowledge does not occupy place I’m always up to learn new things 🤓

The first time I went to a crystal shop, I was overwhelmed. You have so much to take in, and even the smallest of the gemstones is suppose to help you with dozens of things. I was finding it quite hard to take it all in.

Not long ago I came across Gem-Infused Water that is the same as fruit infused water, but instead of fruit you have crystal soaking in it.

This was completely new for me but apparently, it’s an ancient practice from thousands of years ago. And is quite common practice in more holistic health circles.

When the water is in contact with specific gemstones is supposed to create an elixir that supports revitalization and clarification of the mind and body.

Apparently, you can do your own gem-infused water at home or you can buy reusable water bottles with the gems inside.

But be aware that if you buy a crystal-infused water bottle or you do one yourself its important to make sure the stones you choose are safe to put in water, are real and good quality.
Gemstone-infused Water bottles

Nowadays there are many Gem-Infused Water bottles on the market to chose from. This water bottles have already stones secured inside of them making it really accessible and easy for someone that doesn’t know much about gemstones and its potential.

They only thing you need to do is choose the gemstones, fill your bottle with water and leave it in for approximately ten minutes before drinking, to give the time for the gemstone to transfer its energetic properties to the water.

The gemstones and crystals can alter the pH level of water to make it more alkaline.

Love and care for the earth

The environmental crisis is worst than probably most people imagine. And avoiding plastic bottles won’t fix it. But definitely will help. Every little thing helps at this point.

We face a huge global environmental crisis, with landfills, oceans, rivers and landscapes clogging up on single-use plastic. We individually need to do our best and force the industry to change, and drop the excessive use of plastic.

Regarding plastic bottles, the solution is easy, swap it for a glass water bottle, that can be re-used forever, or until you break it by accident.

I’ve been using the be water bottle with 2 sets os gemstones that I swap when I want. Because there is no need to have several bottles right, one is exactly what you need.

be water bottles

All the gemstones are genuine and ethically sourced from sites all over the world. The bottles are reusable, non-toxic and made of eco-friendly glass.

Be Water has lots of different combinations of gemstones, to choose from. So you only need to choose a combination that best fits your mood or goal, place it in your bottle and fill it with water.

Different stone combinations help enhance your water with specific energetic benefits suited your lifestyle.

I’m not sure if this is true, or even if there are any scientific studies about that, but people that drink gem-infused water advocate that the water absorbs the energetic vibrations of the crystals. They also say that there is an improvement in water quality, neutralization of harmful substances, improvement of the pH-value and oxygen content.

I don’t know if is just in my head but I think that the water actually does taste subtly different and there is a slight change in the texture as well.

BeWater inserts

I have the magic water, that is a combo of Red Jasper, Sodalite, Tiger’s Eye, Green and Yellow Aventurine.  These stones have been associated with improvements in everything from digestion and metabolism to glowing skin and healthy sleep. But more than anything it’s just a delight for the eye, it’s really beautiful.

The other is vitality a combination of Magnesite, Red Jasper and Rock Crystal that are associated with circulation, healthy digestion, metabolism and detoxification.

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I’m ready to go 🙂

*although I’m talking about a specific product I’m not being paid to write this article neither will get any compensation if you make a purchase*

Travelling light – Convertible Travel Clothes

The big question here is how to travel light and avoid fast fashion?

The fashion industry is one of the major contributors to greenhouse gases that are overheating the planet. Not to talk about the endless piling up in landfill sites, water and air pollution.

It’s our job as consumers to demand the reduction of pollution, longer life for garments and a ban on dumping clothes in the landfill. But harder than that is to change our mindset, become comfortable with simplicity and separate the “want” from the “need” in our life.

Packing Like a Pro and Traveling Light

As an independent traveller, that travels for long periods and moves around quite a lot, the worst thing is to have heavy luggage and bags to carry around. So I had to learn really early how to minimise costs and how to efficiently pack.

To keep in mind when packing:

  • Have a good, comfortable and light bag.
  • Invest in quality gear.
  • Pack the must-haves (everything you absolutely need).
  • Multi-purpose everything.
  • Pack 1 week’s worth of clothing, focussing in versatility.

Travelling has taught me a lot about minimalism but is not enough being a pro at packing we definitely should buy less, better quality, shop locally, buy second hand, fix and restyle our clothes.

One of the best things I came across lately was convertible travel clothing, I can’t say that there are lots of options to choose from but definitely there are some nice projects out there. I personally tried the Travel Dress from Kameleon rose.

Convertible travel clothing

This dress is just 1 piece of clothing that you can make into 20 different outfits just by changing the way you dress it. I know its such a good idea…

You can use it as a dress, skirt, pants or even as a blouse.. can you believe it… I didn’t so I had to try myself all 20 outfits. I didn’t like them all, but if find 5 that really fits you, well its already a big win.

But if that wasn’t good enough is made from quick drying, non-creasing, breathable fabric that packs up small (really small) for travel.

I find it quite versatile so it goes always with me, and to tell the truth, you really don’t need that much else 🙂  The dress comes with an attached elastic band so you can roll it and snap the band around it.

The fabric they use is ultra soft, made of sustainable polyester material, ethically produced in Madagascar and Mauritius.

Do you travel light?  What are your best packing tips?  If you think this travel dress would be a good fit for your packing list you can get a discount with me! Go to the Kameleon Rose website and save 10% by using the code cookthebeans10 when you check out.