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Imagine capturing the radiant energy of the sun in a simple glass jar, transforming water into a potion of light and vitality. Welcome to the enchanting world of sun water, a practice as old as time yet as fresh as a new dawn. With nothing more than sunlight, water, and a touch of nature's magic through crystals or botanicals, you can create an elixir that embodies the sun's life-giving power. Join us on a journey to harness this celestial energy, where ancient wisdom meets modern living, and discover how a jar of sun water can illuminate your path to wellness and harmony.

Discover the simplest way to harness the sun’s energy with sun water. All you need is a glass jar, pure water, your choice of botanicals or crystals, and some sunlight. Let’s explore how to create this potent elixir. 

You need a few things to make sun water.


  • A clean jar or bottle. Any container will do, but if you want to make sure that no germs get into your water, it's best to use glass.

  • Herbs or crystals to enhance the energy of your sun water (if you feel called to add them)

  • Water from any source—you can even use tap water! The more pure, the better though because dirty tap water can contain chemicals and other pollutants that aren't great for this kind of work. I recommend using spring or distilled water if possible as those are some of the purest sources around.

  • A sunny spot in which to leave your jar out during its time soaking up rays!


It’s important to cleanse your jar first, and then fill it with distilled water or spring water.

Before you start the process of creating sun water, it's important to cleanse your jar. You can do this by cleansing energetically with sage smoke or incense smoke.  Next, wash the jar with soap, then sanitize the jar with alcohol. You can use either a clear  or colored jar, but glass is the best and the healthiest option. A container with a cork top is great, but a mason jar with a metal lid will work as well.

Put your quartz crystals into the jar of water.

Place your (water safe!) crystals into the jar of water. There are no rules about how many crystals you can use, or what type of crystal you should use. In fact, sometimes it’s better to not limit yourself! If a particular crystal catches your eye and sparks joy in your heart, then put it in there! The more you add, the more potent your sun water will be.

If you want to make an intention-based sun water, try adding a botanical that is synergetic with the intention of your crystals as well. For example: if I wanted my sun water to bring clarity and lightness into my life, I would add rose petals or lavender flowers since they both symbolize love/romance and balance respectively. For the crystal/earth component, I’d add blue calcite.

Place the jar in the sunlight.

Place the jar in direct sunlight. For example, you can place the jar on the windowsill or table outside.

The longer you leave your water out in the sun's rays, the more solar energy it will absorb.



"In the light of the sun, water finds its true essence. Just as the sun revives the earth with its warmth, sun water has revitalized my spirit and nurtured my well-being. It's not just water; it's liquid sunlight that dances through the soul, cleansing, healing, and empowering." - Jordan K., A Grateful Soul


Sun water is useful for cleansing energetic blocks and removing negativity from yourself and your space.

As per Ayurveda, when sunlight falls upon water, it boosts its molecular structure and switches it from ‘dead water’ to ‘living water’. It is known to have antimicrobial properties and enhance energetic levels when consumed.

Sun water is a traditional method of water purification that has become popular in recent years. Ayurveda states that when sunlight falls upon water, it boosts its molecular structure and switches it from 'dead water' to 'living water'. Sun water is useful for cleansing energetic blocks and removing negativity from yourself and your space. It is also known to have antimicrobial properties

Sun Water Benefits:

  • Boosts the immune system*

  • Detoxifies

  • Increases energy levels

Using Your Sun Water

To use sun water, you can drink it, use in sacred rituals that call for sun/fiery/balancing energy, or even dab some on yourself with a cotton ball to infuse that energy with yours. Pay attention to what sign the sun is in astrologically when creating your sun water.

When making sun water, it's important to consider the astrological sign the sun is in when you're doing so. You can use this information as a guide for what types of intentions or energies you would like to infuse your concoction with. For example, if you're making sun water during a Leo season (July 23 - August 22) and want to boost your creativity, then add some rosemary essential oil, carnelian crystal or other herbs that symbolize creativity and inspiration. If you're making it during Scorpio season (October 23 - November 21), then let go of any of those old habits that are holding back personal growth; maybe put some basil leaves and tiger’s eye in there as well!

The sun is a powerful and healing force. Water is a powerful and healing force. When combined, the two can create a potent energy to enhance your life and support you in your spiritual path.


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Safety Practices in Sun Water Preparation

While creating sun water is a powerful way to harness natural energy, it's important to approach the process with mindfulness and caution, especially when selecting and using crystals and botanicals. Here are some essential safety practices to ensure a safe and positive experience:

Choosing the Right Crystals: Not all crystals are safe to place in water. Some may dissolve, release harmful substances, or even become toxic when submerged. Before adding any crystal to your water, research its properties and compatibility with water. Common water-safe crystals include clear quartz, rose quartz, and amethyst. Avoid crystals like selenite, which can dissolve, or malachite, which is toxic when immersed in water.

Using Safe Botanicals: Similarly, ensure that any botanicals you add to your sun water are safe for consumption or topical application, depending on how you plan to use the water. Some herbs and flowers, while beneficial in other uses, can be toxic if ingested. Always verify the safety of any botanicals and use only those known to be safe, such as lavender, rose petals, and chamomile.

Cleanliness is Key: Ensure all containers, crystals, and botanicals are clean before use. Wash the container with soap and water, and rinse your crystals and botanicals to remove any dirt or impurities. This step is crucial to prevent contamination.

Sunlight Exposure: While exposing water to sunlight can imbue it with positive energy, be mindful of the time it spends in direct sunlight. Excessive exposure can lead to the growth of algae or bacteria, especially in warmer climates. A few hours of sunlight are usually sufficient for charging your water.

Consult Before Consuming: If you're new to using botanicals or have any health conditions, consult with a healthcare provider or a knowledgeable herbalist before consuming any sun water infused with herbs or crystals. This is especially important for pregnant individuals, breastfeeding mothers, or those on medication, as some botanicals can interact with medical conditions or treatments.

Allergic Reactions: Be aware of potential allergic reactions. Even if a crystal or botanical is considered safe, individual sensitivities can vary. Start with a small amount to ensure there's no adverse reaction before using it more broadly.

By adhering to these safety practices, you can enjoy the benefits of sun water while minimizing any risks. Creating sun water is a beautiful way to connect with nature's elements, but doing so responsibly ensures the wellbeing of yourself and those around you.

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In conclusion, sun water is more than just a concoction; it's a vessel of the sun's powerful energy, ready to enhance your life in numerous ways. By infusing water with sunlight, you're creating an elixir that can boost your immune system, detoxify your body, and elevate your energy levels. It's a natural and accessible way to cleanse energetic blocks and introduce positive vibes into your space and your being.

Making sun water is a beautifully simple ritual that connects you with the elemental powers of nature. Whether you choose to add crystals, botanicals, or leave the water as pure as the sunlight it bathes in, you're taking a step towards holistic wellness and spiritual clarity.

Why not give it a try? The sun generously offers its energy every day, asking nothing in return but your willingness to receive. What intentions will you infuse into your first jar of sun water? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below, and let's inspire each other to live more harmoniously with the natural world.


Embrace Your Path to Natural Wellness

As we explore the wonders of sun water together, this is just the beginning of our journey into the realm of natural healing and energy work. There's so much more to discover, from the ancient wisdom of herbal remedies to the modern applications of crystal energy.

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Energetic Blocks: Imagine your body as a network of energy pathways, similar to rivers flowing freely. Sometimes, just as debris can obstruct a river's flow, our experiences, emotions, or stress can create "energetic blocks" within us. These are barriers that can disrupt our natural energy flow, leading to feelings of stagnation, imbalance, or even physical discomfort. Removing these blocks helps restore our energy's natural movement, enhancing our overall well-being.

Living Water: Water is not just a chemical compound but a vital source of life that can exist in various states, influenced by its environment. "Living water" refers to water that has been revitalized or restructured through exposure to natural elements, such as sunlight or crystals, changing its molecular structure to more closely resemble the energized, structured water found in natural springs. This process is believed to imbue the water with enhanced vitality and health-promoting properties, transforming it from a passive liquid to an active, life-supporting elixir.

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