If there’s one wellness trend that has truly stolen our hearts this year, it’s crystals. From sound baths and skincare to more aesthetic manifestations (think Paris Jackson’s insane crystal headband), it seems these mystical minerals have ditched their witchy connotations to become part of our everyday lives.
Of course, it took a few celeb endorsements for the trend to truly take hold. Miranda Kerr’s beauty brand Kora Organics is based on the healing power of crystals. Gwyneth Paltrow places them *ahem* everywhere. And Victoria Beckham is frankly obsessed with them – she’s been known to keep a mind-clearing black obdisian stone in her handbag at all times.
So when VB herself raved about a new way to work crystals into our daily lives on her Instagram Stories yesterday, we were instantly on board.
According to the unofficial queen of crystals, the latest way to get your wellness fix is with a geode water bottle. An upgrade on your basic reusable flask, these creations contain a polished crystal fixed inside to ‘charge’ your water with healing vibes.
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According to the woman behind VB's bottle, Energy and Development Coach Amiee Carlton, the benefits of having crystals in your water bottle are manifold. 'Crystals vibrate and hold frequency,' she explains. 'This is not magic, but physics: everything vibrates. Based on its vibration and frequency, each stone holds certain healing and health properties.' For example, tourmaline is said to be detoxifying, carnelian energising, and rose quartz loving.
So, what are they doing in our water? 'When the crystal is in water it is still vibrating,' explains Carlton. 'This vibration programs the water around it. When you drink the water you are drinking the crystal frequency right into your system, feeding it this vibrational energy.'
So there you have it – maybe VB really is onto something. But whichever side of the wellness fence you sit on, you can’t deny the aesthetic value of these bouji bottles – just looking at them makes us feel fancy.
What's more, if having a water bottle this beautiful is what it takes to make us drink more water (and save on plastic), who cares if it’s a little woo-woo?