Clay Water Filter, ‘Living Water’ Eco Gift Set with Care Supplies & Free Bonus Gift

£72.00£87.00

Clay Amphora water filter. Make ‘living water’ or spring-like tap water from ordinary tap water with our time tested Clay Amphora which detoxes, purifies and energises tap water. Provide health giving, delicious water for yourself, your family and pets. Keep the amphora performing at it best with eco cleaning supplies, organic soapnuts, a large scrubby scouring pad and your free bonus gift from us.

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Clay Amphora water filter. Make ‘living water’ or spring-like tap water from ordinary tap water with our time tested Clay Amphora which detoxes, purifies and energises tap water. Provide health giving, delicious water for yourself, your family and pets. Keep the amphora performing at it best with eco cleaning supplies, organic soapnuts, a large scrubby scouring pad and your free bonus gift from us.

Kit Contents

  • 1 x 2 litre capacity clay amphora, 28cm high with a cork ball (can produce up to 6 litres of purified water a day)
  • 1 x large scrubby scouring pad
  • 250g organic soapnuts
  • a free very useful, lovable bonus gift from us worth £3.50
  • all four items, gift wrapped with Christmas tape and sisal string, a gift tag and a Christmas card

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  • 1 x 5 litre capacity clay amphora, 37cm high with a cork ball (can produce up to 15 litres of purified water each day)
  • 1 x large scrubby scouring pad
  • 250g organic soapnuts
  • a free very useful, lovable bonus gift from us worth £3.50
  • all four items, gift wrapped with Christmas tape and sisal string, a gift tag and a Christmas card

Please note each amphora is made by hand and the dimensions and vary a little.

Why use a clay amphora water filter to purify tap water?

“In the UK 38.5m plastic bottles are used every day … just over half make it to recycling, while more than 16m are put into landfill, burnt or leak into the environment and oceans each day”1.

Consumers are aware that tap water is free of bacteria and generally significantly lower in microplastics than bottled water2, 3. However, tap water can contain chloride, heavy metals, pesticide and fertiliser residues. Plus many people are put off by its aroma and taste.

Improving tap water has involved plastic water filter jugs with their over-engineered plastic replaceable filters, or expensive high-tech home installations. Is there a better solution? Yes.

Tap water can be transformed using low-tech, ancient methods such as practised by the Greeks and Romans using clay amphorae. The World Health Organisation has established that clay vessels provide the best way to reduce chloride levels in water and to keep water bacteria free. For over a decade, Natural Spa Supplies has been manufacturing clay amphorae. Laboratory tests have shown that these amphorae reduce chloride levels, ammonia and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury. There are no replacement cartridges or filters – from time to time, the amphorae just need a scrub on the outside and a sun bath!
Perfectly proportioned, inside and out, the amphorae have egg-shaped interiors with the point near the base, allowing convection currents to circulate the water in columns, spirals and curves.

In nature, trickles and cascades of stream water spin, spiral and bow, all the while purifying the water. Added to this, the clay wall of the amphora, slightly permeable, acts like ‘skin’, sweating out toxins, leaving the freshest, purest, most delicious tasting water within.

How do you use a clay amphora? Just add tap water and let time do the rest. We will send you an instruction sheet. Please read this before using the amphora.

Natural Spa Supplies’ test results are based on an eight-hour cycle: Each amphora can produce three batches of purified water every day. They are available in different sizes depending on your needs. The 2 litre amphora water filter is suited to one or 2 person households and the 5 litre amphora for 2 or 3 person households. We have the larger 7 litre size in our main shop. You will need to provide your own ceramic or glass bowl to stand the amphora in.

The benefits of using a clay amphora water filter to purify tap water

Purity assured

1/ Water conditioned in our amphora overnight (8 hours) is 100% potable i.e. there is no migration of undesirable elements from the body of the amphora into the water. Please don’t just use any old clay pot for conditioning your water – some clays contain fungicides, others leach heavy metals and fluorides or contaminants from the firing process. Establishing that the clay from which our pots are made from is safe formed the foundation of our tests.

Massively reduces nitrates, chloride, ammonia and heavy metals

2/ Using an Amphora for the Reduction of Contaminants in Tap Water

Although some of the nitrates occur naturally in water, levels in aquafers and rivers are increasing due to fertilizer use and sewerage run off – consequently levels can be high in tap water. Nitrates can also be very high in well water and this is why so many wells are no longer in use. High levels of nitrates can pose numerous health hazards, particularly during pregnancy and in young infants and can be a cause of thyroid disfunction in adults.

Where the average Nitrate level in our tap water is 27.2mg/l (very high!) Water purified in our amphorae showed a level of just 4mg/l Nitrates. The amphora reduced the nitrate levels substantially.

Some chloride occurs naturally in water, but all water companies introduce chloride to kill bacteria in and to deodorise the taste and aroma of the water. Conditioning tap water in our clay amphoras, reduces the chloride levels and makes the water much more palatable.

Ammonia, finds its way into water from natural causes but also from fertilizers and other industrial processes. Some water companies use a process called chloramination to add ammonia to water to prolong the effects of chloride. Our test results show a 50% reduction.

Lead enters water when water pipes and tanks of lead corrode and as a result of industrial processes, such as mining, smelting and burning. Lead is very poisonous. Our tap water contains and average of 4.63 micrograms per litre. Our test on water conditioned in the amphora, brought the values down to less than 1 microgram per litre.

Arsenic enters water though natural processes as well as industrial contamination. Long term exposure is harmful and can lead to cancer. Our values were reduced from 0.27 micrograms out of the tap to less than 1 microgram after conditioning the tap water in the amphora.

Alkalinises water

3/ On average our tap water is pH 7. Water which had been conditioned in the amphora overnight showed an increase in alkalinity to pH 7.8. Scientifically minded customers will know that the pH scale is logarithmic, and so this represents a large increase. Alkaline water is much better for us.

Reduces bacteria

4/ Bacterial colony counts were also kept lower in the amphora than in untreated tap water. Water from the tap should be free of the bacteria, however colonies do appear over time. On average tap water forms 1 colony of bacteria at 22 degrees Celsius over 3 days and 3 colonies at 37 degrees Celsius over 2 days.
Water conditioned in the amphora overnight showed less than 1 colony at on days 2 and 3. Water conditioned in the clay amphora show none of the following bacteria at all: Coliforms, Eschererichia coli, Enterococci or Sulphite reducing Clostridia.

WHO recommends that filtered and chlorinated water is purified in clay pots in Africa to eliminate chloride resistant bacteria, but they leave it in the pot for 2 days. If you think that you have bacteria in your tap water you should boil it and contact your water board. Contamination is surprisingly frequent.

Increases electrolytes in water

5/ The amphora conditioned water is more energetic and carries more electrical charges – the conditioned water saw a rise in conductivity from 698 to 742 uS/cm. The result indicates that the conditioned water is richer in electrolytes. By contrast reverse osmosis and distilled water are carry very low electrical currents and water treated to reduce conductivity is not as healthy for us and not considered fit for drinking.

The main increase of minerals in the amphora conditioned water was in magnesium. Magnesium is important for heart and circulation health and its bioavailability is greater in water than in food.

Cools water, improves Taste, texture and aroma

6/ Amphora purified water tastes clean, refreshing, pure and cool. Whether you see these amphorae as purely functional or as showy decorative urns, they always look gorgeous and they are suited both modern and historical settings. When the pot is filled to the base of the neck, the water is contained within the egg shaped belly of the pot. The egg shape is the ideal flow form for the circulation of liquids in nature. Within this shape water follows its natural motion, moving in curves and spirals which aids purification.

There is some suggestion too, that following these natural flow forms, clusters of water molecules reduce in size: customers report that the amphora conditioned water feels more liquid in the mouth, more refreshing in the stomach and overall more hydrating.

Enjoy drink fresh tasting, cool, detoxified and energized water.
We invite you to conduct your own ‘blind’ taste/aroma/texture tests with your friends between freshly drawn tap, or tap water purified through other means and the water which you have conditioned in your amphora!

Packaging

We pack the amphoras in local barley straw in a big cardboard box and they are delivery in the UK by Parcelforce.

Now you can enjoy great tasting water, plastic free forever. Have a drink on us!

 

Sending gifts directly to your loved ones

There are two options:

1/ We are not charging extra for gift wrapping items in our Christmas category. As you go through the checkout, just leave us a memo to say who the gift is for with their full name and delivery details. It does help the couriers a lot if you can provide with the recipient’s mobile number and email address. Please provide those too. We will pack the gift set in a single walled card box with decorative wrapping, tag and and a Christmas card and send it according to your instructions. Please be sure about the address and postcode so the gift is delivered safely as we can not change the address once the item is sent.

2/ We can gift wrap the parcel send it directly to you.

Footnotes

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/28/a-million-a-minute-worlds-plastic-bottle-binge-as-dangerous-as-climate-change
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/15/microplastics-found-in-more-than-90-of-bottled-water-study-says
  3. https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2020-09-15/UK-drinking-water-99-9-free-of-microplastics-according-to-new-study-TMJyhyM72E/index.html

 

 

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