In case you’ve been living under a rock (err, gemstone) for the last few months, let me get you up to speed: Healing crystals are trending in a big way. Adele loves them. So does Katy Perry. You can even buy a special bra to keep your snowflake obsidian and tiger’s eye close to your heart. So when I discovered the Glacce Bottle, a glass vessel that literally infuses your drinking water with a “magical healing crystal,” I knew I had to put it to the test.
Until now, my experience with crystals is as follows: I had a pretty sweet gemstone collection in third grade. It got really dusty, and around sixth grade, my parents threw it out. This $80 water bottle is my first foray into crystals as an adult, and I have to admit, I was extremely skeptical, but curious. So I opted for a water bottle with a clear quartz suspended inside, which the website claimed would give me energy, clarity and positivity. I drank from the bottle (and only the bottle—no other cups or glasses allowed) for a month. Here’s what happened.
I got a ton of compliments. Whenever I breezed into the office kitchen to fill up my gorgeous, quartz bottle at the water cooler, I knew the inevitable flurry of excitement would begin. “What is that beautiful water bottle?” my coworkers would ask. “Is it glass? Where is that from? How does the crystal stay inside? Does it actually work? How can I get one?” I had no idea that hydration could be the key to office popularity, but it totally was. I became the homecoming queen of crystals.
I got a four-day migraine. About halfway through my challenge, I got a splitting headache on a Thursday afternoon that didn’t go away until Sunday. As soon as my coworkers heard about my setback, they all immediately blamed the crystal. I’m not saying it was the crystal, but then again, there’s really no way to prove it. (More important information: It snowed that week, and two days later it was 50 degrees, and wacky barometric pressure always gives me headaches. Just saying.)
I became extremely hydrated. One thing’s for sure—drinking out of a glass bottle with a crystal suspended in it is way more fun than drinking out of a Poland Spring bottle. I found myself filling up almost twice as often, and I felt healthier and more hydrated as a result (minus the headache chapter). Just like adding a squeeze of lemon or a sprig of mint, adding a crystal definitely makes the mundane task of drinking tap water a little (OK, a lot) more fun.
My month was actually…great. I can’t prove whether this was a coincidence or a magical side effect of my new Glacce water bottle, but all 30 days I spent drinking crystal-infused water were pretty damn wonderful. I had a few work wins. I snuck in more yoga. I had an amazing dinner with my fiancé. And even if I only imagined it, I do think I felt more energized, positive and clear-headed than usual. The verdict on crystals? I’m not going to run out and buy a crystal bra or drape myself in rose quartz, but I’m 100 percent in favor of anything that makes my day a little brighter and more fun.