Ever since people started wearing crystals around their necks, dropping them into water bottles, and organising their entire living rooms around the charged, glittering sculptures that they are, the healing properties of crystals began to be embraced by those within the wellness space. For some, crystals will never be understood. But for a large majority of people, tapping into the power of crystals is something they consider part of their daily ritual.
If you’re unfamiliar with crystals, the idea is that you can leave them to charge up using the powers of nature. This isn’t like an iPhone or laptop where to brandish a crystal is to also find yourself carrying around multiple charging cords and adaptors in case it’s powerful capacities should be depleted, rather the natural elements are enough. Simply leaving them out in the sun or burying them in the ground for a day or two, or even leaving them under the moonlight; it all helps to restore the crystal to its full energetic potential. As well as this, it’s also believed that by charging them in nature, you cleanse any negativity it may have absorbed since its last charge.
Now, in a rather bizarre albeit pretty cool wellness trend that’s emerging, it seems we’re embracing witchcraft when it comes to our health and self-care routines. Apparently even those of us who don’t own crystals can reap the energetic benefits of the charging process using just water. The secret? You have to leave it under the moonlight.
Ok, before you go closing this tab and searching for another health hack, hear us out. Because it turns out there’s a whole lot of people who are obsessed with what is now being called ‘moon water’, including the likes of Victoria Beckham. As Paolo Lai, reflexologist FMAR and founder of Moon Mist, explained to Glamour, “The moon is a celestial body that works in relation to Earth, and it can affect things like your mood, your internal balance, the tides and how water molecules work.”
Lai adds, “By charging water with moonlight, you are actually locking all that goodness inside a bottle.”
Sold? Or at the very least, intrigued? We are too. So, we went on a deep dive to find out just what moon water is and if it really is worth all the hype. Here’s everything you need to know about the new witchy wellness trend taking the world by storm.
What is moon water?
Moon water refers to water that has been energetically charged by moonlight. Some people add some crystals, provided they are sustainable sourced and water-safe. Most recommend rose quartz when it comes to adding crystals to moon water, while turquoise can also be used for healing and amethyst aids with sleep. If you want to go all out, consider blessing the water with an intention before setting it out. This can be done through the use of burning sage, but if you don’t have any on hand, don’t stress. You can also simply recite an affirmation or enjoy a moment of meditation to pray.
What are the benefits of moon water?
Aside from the ritual involved with moon water, which can be very cathartic and powerful for some, it’s believed that moon water harnesses lunar energy to help better explore emotions, heal and revive spirituality.
Is there a particular lunar cycle that works best?
Different phases of the lunar cycle fulfil a different purpose. As Lai explains to Glamour, “You will need to decide the lunar phase in which you are going to make your moon water, as each phase serves a different purpose. A new moon is usually the time to ‘plant the seed’, when you put out your intention on what you wish to achieve, and a full moon marks the end of the lunar cycle, when you release old habits and patterns that don’t serve you any longer.”
What do you do with moon water?
Ok, so you’ve charged your water and now don’t know exactly what to do? After it’s charged, the moon water can be used for a variety of reasons. You can bathe in it, use it for household cleaning, in your skincare routine and even for drinking - but only if the water is from a suitable source. “You can go ahead and use your water to anoint a sacred space or an object,” says Lai. “Drink it up (provided you have used safe crystals inside the water) during a ritual or meditation to attune to cosmic energy, and many more uses.”
Is moon water available to purchase?
If you’d rather leave it to the experts, you’re in luck. You can purchase fully charged moon water products. There’s Moon Mist Aura Spray which also contains a blend of essential oils as well as water that’s been charged by the full moon, and contains a selection of crystals.