Do you want to know the easiest and most natural way to connect with the sun's energy? It’s called sun water, and all you need are three things: a glass jar of distilled or spring water, your favorite botanicals or crystals, and sunlight. Keep reading to learn more.
You need a few things to make sun water.
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 washing with soap, then sanitizing the jar with alcohol. Once the jar is dry, cleanse energetically with sage smoke or incense smoke.
You can use a clear jar, glass is best and the healthiest option. A container with a cork top is best but a mason jar with a metal lid is alright 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.
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*
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.